Sunday, May 21, 2017

Shift Shop Test Group Week 3


GIRL POWER, YO! ðŸ‘ŠðŸ»

I decided to make this blog all about EMPOWERMENT because I almost didn't share this progress picture.

Stupid unrealistic beauty standards popped in my head, insecurities, embarrassment...then I reeled my inner mean girl in. I would NEVER EVER EVER talk down to ANYONE who is striving to make a positive change--body, mind, soul, WHATEVER.

I would never tell my bestie the things that were going through my head when I took my day 1 photos.

I am a work in progress. You are a work in progress. Really, we all are if we are growing ourselves daily! 

Shift Shop test group week 1 is down, and my mindset and willpower have been tested like cuhrazzyy. I have not given in. I have stayed on track with the insane athletic workouts (cardio AND weights dudes, it's legit  pushed through them, and even shouted affirmations during them because our awesome trainer has us do so. Thank you Chris Downing!!

I've veganized the meal plan, followed it perfectly, and I'm seeing changes in my body I really didn't think possible.

My waist is shrinking, my tummy is, but better yet...I am feeling confident AF!! 

When I go up in weights, push so hard I yell, have a dance party in my living room, enjoy delicious yet simple vegan nutrition...I'm building up that confidence and willpower muscle.

So here is to girl power, shutting down our inner mean girl, and celebrating everything you're doing to better yourself daily 

I'll be posting a full 7 day transformation for the challenge I started last week this TUESDAY, so be on the lookout for that! I'll also be opening up my Health and Happiness Community then! I am just so excited to share this with other women ready to ROCK their confidence and self love 

Ready to dive into Shift Shop Week 3--Veganized?! Click here for an overview of week 2.


Here is my veganized menu for the LAST week!! I'm doing intermittent fasting, so I start eating at noon and stop by 8pm! The changes this week: We are not consuming ANY carb containers, our protein is going up to FIVE servings, as well as veggies, and we are having 3 tsp, not 2. The Ultimate Willpower challenge ;) The workouts are also going up to 45 minutes (week 1: 25 minutes, week 2: 35 minutes, week 3: 45 minutes of insane cardio AND strength!)!

Meal 1: 1 protein (red container), 3 tsp, 1 fruit (purple), 1 veggie (green) 

I have my superfood smoothie with now 3 tsp all natural almond butter, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup raw frozen spinach, add ice and blend it up! I use a nutri bullet and I haven't found any other blender as awesome as this one!

Meal 2: 3 green, 2 red

I have a serving of cooked squash or zucchini noodles, 1 container marinara sauce (which I count as a veggie), portioned out beyond beef crumbles, portioned out cooked green lentils, and a side of roasted cauliflower. This is SUPER delicious, filling, and protein PACKED!

Meal 3: 1 green, 1 orange, 1 red 

I just eyeball it when it comes to measuring out my romaine lettuce--I honestly try to fit in as many veggies as I can every day, and I'll put the baby carrots in this container too, or just have 4-5. 
Lettuce, baby carrots, 1 orange container of Just Caesar dressing (my favorite from the Hampton Creek brand), and portioned out Beyond Beef "Chicken." I love having this with my snack--mixed berries and La Croix sparkling water. I love the berry flavor and passionfruit! 

Meal 4: 1 red, 1 green, 1 blue (healthy fat)

No more carbs this week! So my dinner consists of sautéed extra firm tofu, mixed veggies (broccoli, mushrooms, asparagus, bell peppers), 1/4 avocado and some Tapatio to give it a kick!

Snack: 1 purple
Mixed Berries
Sparkling Water

Total containers:

~6 green (I usually don't fill the containers all the way up, so it's usually around 5 servings of veggies)
5 red (protein)
2 purple (fruit)
3 teaspoons (3 tsp almond butter in my smoothie)
1 blue (1/4 avocado)
1 orange (serving of salad dressing)
0 yellow (no carbs in week 3!)



My new weekend norm:

La Croix instead of wine, no mindless snacking, goal board making, wedding venue hunting...and New Girl ðŸ˜œðŸ’• Not so bad right?! BRING ON WEEK 3!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Lauren, congrats on your results you look great! I'm curious about the green lentils? Aren't they considered a carb?

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