CONGRATULATIONS—you just got engaged! Now the fun begins, but so does the work.
The Healthy Bride: A Real Bride's Journey to "I Do" Part III: Setting Goals
Lauren Gleisberg sets goals for her upcoming wedding, shares her go-to weight training routine and her favorite protein-packed burrito bowl recipe.
Lauren Gleisberg is a recently engaged health and fitness enthusiast, with several years experience in the industry. She's well-known for her motivating and achievable tips and programs, which can be found on her website. We'll be following her monthly with her plans for a healthy body and mind leading up to her wedding day.
After getting back into a health and fitness routine, it’s important to continue raising the bar in order to keep up the motivation required to reach your goal. A great way to do so is to set monthly goals.
This month, I’m raising the bar with my own health and fitness by focusing on two main goals: incorporating more weight training workouts and eating a sufficient amount of protein. For a very long time, my physical goal has been strong over skinny. I have found that physical strength experienced through fitness translates into inner strength, helping one feel unstoppable both in and out of the gym.
When you are weight training, you are physically breaking down muscle fibers. Those muscles are then repaired through proper recovery, helping you see physical results. Nutrition, specifically protein is a key player is this muscle recovery. Weight training and ingesting a sufficient amount of protein will help your body grow strong and fit. A general recommendation for daily protein intake is about 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight.
Below you will find a go-to weight training workout of mine, as well as a protein-packed meal that I love to eat after a hard workout!
Weighted Leg Workout:
Healthy Burrito Bowl Recipe:
1/2 cup Brown rice
1/2 cup Lettuce/Greens
1/4 cup Corn
2 tbsp Fresh Salsa
1/4 Avocado, diced
4 ounces Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning to Taste
1 Squeeze of Fresh Lemon or Lime
-Grill chicken breast, seasoning with Mrs. Dash
-When cooked through, cut chicken into bite-sized pieces
-Cook rice and place into a bowl
-To the same bowl, add chicken, lettuce/greens, corn, salsa, and diced avocado; toss
-Top with a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice
Go get ‘em this month! I’ll see you in April with new goals, workouts and recipes!