Game Plan of the Week: Week 7
I’m feeling much better about this past week! Back home and back on track! I am a little sore after a week of hitting the road and the bleachers, but it’s worth it! I am also feeling better after eating a healthier diet! It is true, you are what you eat!
How did your week go? Let me know it the comments, we can encourage one another to keep moving forward!
I have been focusing on eating clean and want to continue doing so this coming week. I am loving sheet pan dinners. Check out the Honey Garlic Chicken I mentioned on What’s Up Wednesday last week.
With BBQs and fun treats galore on the 4th of July I hope to keep my diet on track and remember how yucky I felt when I ate so terribly on vacation.
First, I needed to toast up some sweetened coconut. I always use Reynolds Parchment Paper or Wilton Parchment Paper when using my baking sheets. It keeps my sheets in good shape and makes cleaning a breeze!
Here is what I did to toast up the coconut:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spread the coconut into a thin layer on a ¼ baking sheet.
- Place in upper portion of the oven.
- Turn the coconut so it toasts evenly, make sure you keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn!
- Bake in 4 minute increments, turning coconut each time until coconut is golden. It will take about 10-12 minutes total.
- Allow toasted coconut to completely cool, then store in an airtight container.
- The coconut will keep fresh for one month at room temperature.
Once the coconut was cool, I was ready to make the No-Bake Energy Bites. I wanted to find mini chocolate chips as mentioned in the recipe, but they didn’t have at the store. I went with dark chocolate and they worked deliciously! But, I think mini chips would work better when making these balls. I am going to keep my eyes out for them so I have them for my next batch.
Once I had them made I put them in baggies. Three to a bag, limiting myself to three a day! I froze them and took out two bags each day for Eli’s and I! Yummy! They freeze really well, and freezing them kept me from eating them all in one day!
Last month I joined Taralynn’s 150 Mile (5 a day) June Walking Challenge. I fell short by 17 miles, grrr! This challenge was a good motivator to keep moving. Reporting miles helps me to stay committed and strive to meet the goal. This month one of my local friends is going to host a 100 Mile Walking/Running Challenge. I am so in! I know I can do 100, my goal is to beat the 133 miles that had in June! I continue to meet up with a few great workout gals in the mornings. I am feeling stronger, and running 3 miles without stopping. I am slow, I mean really slow! But, I don’t care 🙂 I just want to keep working on getting fit and feeling strong.
Here’s to a great week ahead! Enjoy the 4th of July this week, bring on the parades, BBQs, and fireworks! 🙂