I am just finishing up Week 3 of the Pi Yo workout! I can't believe that I am almost 1/2 way done with the program! [Round 1 at least!] Seems like I just started this program and here I am almost 1/2 way done! Yikes!
Today was Weigh In Wednesday and while I'm lucky I maintained my weight from last week, I'd like to lose my LAST FIVE FREAKING POUNDS. Ugh. Why can't I look like my buff buddy Niki by association?
I am not seeing results...which makes me sad...BUT I am FEELING results, and that's what's important right?
I feel stronger on some of the moves...and I still fall over on others. [I can't master that bowling move yet.] I'm just frustrated right now because I want to see those results, but good things don't happen over night.
But pouting won't get me nowhere. I just had to vent to those who are equally frustrated with their weight loss plateau... [that's what I'm in right now, it will come off!]
For my new food this week, I have decided to try polenta!
Polenta is cornmeal! It's porridge [you know the thing that Goldilocks ate in that tale]. It looks disgusting and gross, but it is not! I kid you not, it looks strange, but it is yummy and even good for you!
This recipe is not my own...it's a spin off from the book 'Get Waisted.' If you don't own it, get it! Buy it here. I could rave on about this book, but that's another blogging day for me.
This is how I did it:
1] Pour 3/4 of a cup of Polenta into a pot full of 3 cups of water.
Let it boil and whisk it often. It will thicken in about 8-10 minutes.
You will know it is done when you cannot physically stir it anymore! This is what it looks like right before it is done!
2] Prepare the beans. I had beans all ready prepared so this was an easy step for me. You can use a can of beans or prepare them the day before. I used a 1/2 cup.
3] Chop up scallions, parsley and jalapeños. You can add tomatoes if you wish, but I didn't have any so I did not add them:/
4] Put in dishes and get ready to serve! I added salsa with mine so it had a little bit of spice!
I liked this recipe. It was filling and had some good nutrients. It was a nice change from the usual eggs, oatmeal or pancakes. What I didn't like is that the original recipe had you pretty much stock your bowl up to the top for your cornmeal. I opted to divide this recipe over 3 meals instead of the original two. I also did not like how bland the polenta tasted. I added the salsa to give it a little flavor. I also added avocado [not pictured].
I also liked how it kept me FULL for more than 2 hours! It also gave me enough energy to do my PiYo Core and 20 Dreadmill-Treadmill 7x400 Speed work out.
Tomorrow I am going to add a tomato and see how that changes it. Overall it was only about 290 calories...not bad for a morning breakfast!
I hope you enjoyed my blog entry! Later this week I hope to have more uplifting and motivational news about my weight loss progress and PiYo results! [I still <3 you Chalene!]