Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Tracy Anderson Method

I just got finished reading Tracy Anderson's new book, The 30-Day method and I'm trying to decide if I can handle it.  Basically, it's a 30 day bootcamp that involves, her dance aerobics, her mat routine, and a menu for 30 days, 4 meals a day.  The workout doesn't really concern me (despite that it's 7 days a week), it's the menus that are kinda freaking me out.  First, let's just say it's not a lot of food, but also the recipes are for one portion and it's all different stuff.  I'm afraid to buy like a bunch of broccoli and then only use like one chunk.  I think I'd prefer less options since the recipes are for one serving.  Tracy says not to substitute, but let's be honest it might happen.  I'm not talking about substituting a cookie for a salad, but maybe picking some of her recipes and stick with them.  Here's an example of her menus:

Day 1

Breakfast- Strawberry mint salad  (No lettuce in sight, just strawberries, fresh mint and agave nectar)
Lunch- Tomato Minestrone Soup
Snack- Choco chestnut pudding (It involves cooked chestnuts, peeled and pureed and dates)
Dinner- Poached Cod and Roasted Asparagus

Like I said, Not a lot of food.  And it's gonna take some serious effort in the preparation department.  Do I really have time for it?  I know it's only 30 days, but I have a full-time job and husband.  I would like to look something like this though.
I want to be tiny and tight!

I bet it'd work at least slightly if I did the workouts and stuck to some of the meals.  Cut out the Chick fil a weekly trips and the raspberry mochas and I bet I'd be good!  Right?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

On the Menu this Week

I'm on a constant quest to make my life easier and also get everything I need to get done.  Usually, this doesn't happen.  I opt for my couch rather than the gym and Chick fil a, rather than a healthy home cooked meal.  But, this week I'm trying to get a head start.  I went to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods today and plan to get to Wegmans early tomorrow morning (before church gets out and the place is packed).  So, on the menu for this week is:

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Kalamata Olive and Roasted Tomato pasta
Carnitas tacos w/ salsa verde
Carnitas on salad all week for lunch (trying to replicate the Chipotle version, including the rice)
Mushroom and Ricotta pasta
Homemade pizza
Red Velvet Cupcakes made with healthier ingredients

We also have dinner plans one night to go to Farmicia for Restaurant Week.

Should be a great food week!  I plan to make most of the above tomorrow, so I can just reheat it throughout the week.

I'm also planning my workouts for the week so I can just get it done!  Trying to get back in the groove and get that little trophy on my Polar HR Monitor!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I saw this ad in the latest Harper's Bazaar while I was on the elliptical, talk about motivation!  The photo is on the site, but oddly, I couldn't find the pants in the Shop section?  I guess it doesn't matter anyway, because I probably would have to sell a kidney to afford them, but a girl can dream!  While I'm at it, I'm dreaming of an ass to go with them.  And P.S. I love the top as well.