Here we go! Already in week 3!! We are heading out on the road again mid-week so this is my first time being put to the test. In the past it was traveling that really got me off track so now its time to get serious! Wish me luck!
I had so much fun coming up with fun/helathy/on the road meals this week!! Once we hit the road I didn't use a single recipe online and I totally sucked at taking pics for you, so...oops. But, most of what we ate was quick, easy, no brainer food. So hopefully you can still use the guide to get your week going!
oh...and wine...yep! I had that too! A girls gotta live, right!
Day 1: Stir Fry
I had some veggies (broccoli, cauliflower & yellow squash), eggs & chicken left over from the week so I decided to put them together in a stir fry with a little liquid aminos (soy sauce), fresh garlic, peanut butter & onion powder (would've used real onion but the hubs isn't a fan so powder it is!). Add a little sriracha at the end if you like a little kick!
Day 2: Restaurant: Burger (no bun-obviously!!) & green salad with oil/vinegar
This restaurant was absolutely fantastic!!! The burger was delicious!! EASY PEASY! Ive got this!
Day 3: Restaurant ...I know....again...but hey, we're on the road)
We had to visit one of our favorite restaurants in Paso Robles, CA! It's called Tin Canteen, its new & its fantastic. But its pasta....and wood fired pizza. So I had to dig through the menu to find something that worked for us. and let me just tell you...OH MY MEATBALLS!!!! SO GOOD!!!! So I had that & a wedge salad. A lot of the time when I eat at restaurants, I find the best keto friendly meals are a mix of a couple of appetizers or appetizers with a small salad.
Day 4: Restaurant-Ramen
This was one of those times when I had to get creative with keeping it keto. We had been hearing about their AMAZING homemade ramen all week and I was really excited to try it. But with all of those noodles it wasn't going to work. Instead, I decided to give my noodles to Ashlyn then I could enjoy the incredible bone broth, pulled pork, egg & seaweed. AND IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!!
Day 5: Tri-Tip & Broccolini
There is a local butcher shop here in Templeton, CA that we have been eager to try out called J & R Natural Meat. We finally stopped in and grabbed a grass-fed tri-tip to throw on the grill. We seasoned it with simple salt & pepper & a little garlic powder. AMAZING!!! The quality of the meat was so good!! For the broccolini I just sautéed some fresh garlic in a cast iron pan then added the broccolini and a little water to steam them up a bit. I like them a little crisp still so not a lot of water, just enough to soften them a bit.
Day 6: Steak Salad
We grabbed some pre-cooked carne aside from the local Whole Foods here. Let me tell you, it was fantastic!!! And so easy!! Arugula, feta cheese, olive oil, seasoning (I have a tin of ranch seasoning from a local shop that I love to sprinkle on salads.) & lots of steak!!!
Day 7: Grilled Hamburgers with Fontina cheese & arugula
This was out ANNIVERSARY dinner. We were just wanted to hang out back at the RV so we cooked up some burgers & watched the blood moon. It was so beautiful!!! An Anniversary to remember no doubt!
For the burgers I just used salt & pepper to season them. I go a little crazy with the pepper because I love the flavor with the grass fed beef but it is also a great compliment to the fontina cheese. And what an easy meal...but yet so FANCY!! Just grill up your burgers, place a pile of arugula on the middle of your plate, burger on top of that, dollop of fontina cheese & Voila!!! DINNERS READY!! I was being a little lazy but a little bacon would be a fantastic addition as well.
We travel in a motorhome so it's pretty easy for us to bring some small equipment with us. Most of these can be packed in a car as well, or, if you're flying, you might find them in the hotel workout facility. Either way, just use what you've got! the important thing is that you keep the momentum & get your body moving. Here's what we brought:
Y'all, I had so much fun working out this week! It definitely took a little more work since we were out of our normal routines but I am so proud of myself that I kept to my goals!!! And because of certain limitations (location, equipment, etc...) we had to get pretty creative to change it up everyday. But man, I hit my legs HARD this week!! Whew! Im talking squats, SDHP, kettlebell squat cleans!!! You name it, if it was a leg workout we did it!
And abs! OH MY ABS!!!! Not only did they get worked directly via sit ups, but man, those kettlebell swings will get 'cha!
Overall I feel fantastic! Im not overly sore anymore as my body is getting used to the new routines. I still feel a little tight in my upper abs & groin muscles but I hardly even notice it. And the tightness/pain in my sciatic is SO MUCH BETTER!!! I am so happy that it feels so much better in such a short period of time!! YAY!!!
(eek! I didnt bring any of my measuring tools so Ill have to update progress on next weeks post)
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I am 2 years into my keto lifestyle! Lost a total of 55 lbs since I started-!! Will be sharing my ups & downs, recipes that work, grocery shopping tips as well as weekly workout schedule! Check back every Monday for an update & kick start to your week!