I am going to post my weekly menu and exercise plan each week from now on.
When planning my menu, I like to mix it up with different starches and proteins, and find veggies that match. I love vegetables, and try to have 3-4 different ones with dinner every night.
As for exercise, I like to switch it up, and not hit one area of the body too hard over and over. A good mix of cardio and weight training is ideal, and 5 hours a week is Jillian's standard, so I try to stick to that.
Also, my menus may seem a bit out there. For example, this week I'm cooking Iranian food for my food blog country challenge! But I love variety and change.
Exercise - Run 4 miles (45 minutes), walk Pumpkin 1 mile (15 minutes), Shred Level 3
Dinner - Butternut Squash and Prune Khoresh with Lentils and Okra
Exercise - No More Trouble Zones DVD, Run 3 miles, walk Pumpkin 1 mile
Dinner - Zucchini Kuku, Yogurt, Homemade Pita or Naan, Salad
Exercise - Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism DVD, Walk Pumpkin 1 Mile
Dinner - Sweet and Sour Stuffed Turkey, Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Exercise - Run 3 Miles, Walk Pumpkin 1 mile, Shred 2
Dinner - Tomato and Goat Cheese Bread Pudding, Chicken Sausage, Green Beans
Exercise - No More Trouble Zones, walk Pumpkin 1 mile
Dinner - Barley and Edamame with Oranges
Exercise - Run 3 Miles, Shred Level 3, Walk Pumpkin
Dinner - Baked Saffron Yogurt Rice with Spinach and Chicken, Tossed Salad
Exercise - Off! Walk Pumpkin and housework
Dinner - Sundried Tomato Soup with Mushrooms and Wild Rice