8/26

Kicking off month 2, yo! I can’t believe its been so long. And its been such a rough month, I kinda feel like I could use a mental makeover more than a body one right now. But that’s another post for another day…

Weeks 3 & 4 went quite well, I’ve gotta say! I’m definitely rocking a whittled waist, little by little. Or should I say whittle by whittle? Ha! Let’s take a look-see, shall we?

The Food:

Gobble Green kept it real with some new and tasty morsels for my mouth… Highlights included the “steak” with collard greens and sweet potatoes (soul food goodness), and an incredibly soft and moist banana nut muffin and (gasp) even Mac N Cheese! Lowlights included the tempeh stir-fry (snoozefest) and the southwest salad (a mixture of quinoa and veggies that left me cold).  Hunter’s broccoli latkes and potato knish brought the party to his mouth, but the carrot muffin tasted like chalky pepto bismol. No bueno. The convenience of having all this food prepared is really great, and I lurve the relief from cooking in a hot kitchen and messing with all them dishes, but it is hard sometimes to “pack” a hot lunch when out and about, so we’ve had to stray from time to time. vegan meal delivery

Overall, we’re really pleased with our month of Gobble Green meal delivery. Its very sad to say goodbye to it. I highly recommend it for folks strained with a busy schedule and looking for a convenient way to keep their meals healthy without the hassle, or brides wanting to shed a few inches before their big day. Its also a great way for folks wanting to experiment with or transition to a vegan diet – you can learn a lot about balancing meals and explore the tasty varieties out there. Sometimes its hard to keep a balanced diet when testing a new lifestyle, and Gobble Green keeps things in check for you. I definitely experienced weight loss and enjoyed a more well-rounded diet without feeling deprived! Score!

Vegan Meal Delivery

They also offer catering service, which is great news for our vegan brides and grooms out there. Your guests will never miss the meat, and the variety they offer is fantastic. Thanks for everything, Gobble Green! I’ll miss ya!

I did manage to keep my diet coke consumption to a minimum for the whole month, though – which I’m pretty farking proud of. Now I’m just a weekend user, and hope to keep paring down my use until its just a once-in-a-while treat! Alls I got to say is, thanks be to jeebus for iced tea!

The Fitness:

We were challenged to find much time for workouts this time, thanks to a whirlwind apartment hunt and preparation for a 2 week trip. The good news is, we found a place! (more on that later) We did manage to work in brief forays into fitness, and Shredded it a couple times, but ultimately, we slacked it pretty fiercely in favor of work. Its just the worst when I have to choose work over workouts, but hey, only one pays the bills!

Now we’re out in Santa Fe visiting Hunter’s family, and I brought The Shred with me so we’ll squeeze in some Jillian action and long walks in the arroyo to help balance out all the delicious new mexican food we’re surrounded by. I’m shooting a TV segment in a couple of weeks and have to keep my momentum up so I don’t feel like a stuffed sausage in front of the camera! That’s pretty good motivation, even if I am on vacation. Starting tomorrow, I am determined to at least log as many push-ups and crunches as I can muster each day. I’ll be tweeting the results, anyone care to join me?

When we get back to LA, we’ll have 10 days to pack house and move, so I’m looking forward to all that activity and heavy lifting. I am such a huge puss about working out, man. It was so much easier when I had a personal trainer. I know, waah waaaaah, right? :P

How’s your Flab to Fab going? Hearing about your journeys is always so motivating, so keep me posted in the comments!

Dana

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9 Responses to “Flab to Fab {Test Lab} v2.0 – Week 5”


  1. Mia

    I'm so intrigued – totally contemplating meal delivery service now. What a great series – thanks so much for posting honestly throughout your process. Its very inspiring!

  2. Judy

    Go Dana Gooooooo! And thanks for recommending The Shred. I bought it, and love it!

  3. DarlaJaneDesign

    Gobble Green sounds fantastic! I'm totally gonna check it out for my wedding catering.

  4. BrokeAssBride

    Thanks Mia! It's so rewarding to hear things like that. I appreciate the comment!

  5. BrokeAssBride

    Oh, isn't Jillian the best?! I love her tough-love style. Go Judy Go!

  6. BrokeAssBride

    Awesome! Let me know how it goes!

  7. megan

    Dana, I'll totally push up and sit-up right along with ya. Ugh. Went to the gym for the first time in 2 months yesterday and I hurt. BAD. Sigh, back to the grind!

  8. Princess Christy

    I've been trying to be faithful to working out…. so frustrating to not see any movement! After 5 months of on again off again faithfulness (I'll fall off for a week and get back on) there is no scale movement! Watching you keeps reminding me to watch what I'm eating, cut the pop (had my first school pop of the year today, over 2 weeks in) and keep moving. Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Jenny

    So proud of you, Dana and yay about cutting down on pop – that stuff is like crack. I am doing really decently – today is DAY 30 of yoga challenge – whoopee! I dig commitments like this because it forces a workout every day – and getting back into the "cute clothes" is such a boost to the self-esteem.