So I was feeling depressed this weekend because I can't seem to keep weight off right now. I was searching through my Oxygen Magazines for an idea on how I could really bump it up a notch. I came across many workout and diet plans and realized that the bodies you see in magazines are not as realistic to come by as a mom of three small boys. There was a time when I could have had the body of these models but I think it's come and gone. I need to focus right now on being healthy and letting the rest take care of itself.
Here is an example of what these beautiful women have to do to look so good! For any of you that are still at the point in your life where you can follow a strict plan try this one, it works!! Just know it should only be followed for a short time, 4-6 weeks. After that slowly add more healthy carbs back in to your diet.
If you can't do it all try switching your carbs to all whole grain and adding the Udo's or fish oil into your diet. Also, make all of your protein choices lean ones.
Ashley’s meal plan:
Meal one (post-workout)
• 2 oz aloe vera gel
• 2 tablespoons hemp protein powder
• 1 tsp Udo’s Oil
• 1 tbsp ground sprouted flax seed
• 1 serving Magnum Performance Edge Greens
• 1 multi-vitamin
• ½ grapefruit
• 4 oz chicken breast
Meal three (mid-afternoon)
• ¼ cup dry measure steel-cut oats cooked in water
• 1 tsp Udo’s Oil
Meal four (late afternoon)
• 4 oz chicken breast or turkey breast
• 8 asparagus spears raw or steamed
Meal five (evening)
• 1 cup egg whites
• ¼ cup green pepper and handful of spinach
Preparation: Serve scrambled or as omelet. Add 1 tbsp salsa. “I try to pick up something organic and lower in sodium – under 200 mg per serving,” says Ashley.
Meal six (before bed)
• 1 to 2 cups green salad, add cucumber, celery and lemon juice
• 1 krill oil capsule
Ashley’s workout: Cardio: six days per week Ashley’s cardio tip: Weights:
“Fifteen minutes before cardio, have a one-ounce serving of wheat grass and one teaspoon Magnum G glutamine for some added power.”
Monday - shoulders, hamstrings, abs
Tuesday - quads, biceps
Wednesday - back, triceps, abs
Thursday - shoulders, calves
Friday - quads, chest
Saturday - hamstrings, abs
Sunday - ah, rest!
Cardio: six days per week
Ashley’s cardio tip: