Spring Competition Recap + A Simple & Sweet Meal Prep Idea

Spring Competition Recap + A Simple & Sweet Meal Prep Idea

If I entered in a bikini competition this weekend, I certainly wouldn’t win any trophies. I’ve been referring to this week as my “week of gluttony” to my husband who has seen me plow though some serious food over the past 7 days. (I hope my coach isn’t reading this).

**I may or may not have eaten an enormous tray of sushi this week from Ziki, including the Volcano and infamous Da BOMB rolls.

**I may or may not have eaten a chicken cheesesteak and fries from Heroes Pub. Oh and their steamed shrimp are amazing (not that I would know).

**I may or may not have picked up a piece of carrot cake from Stoney River, which may or may not have the best carrot cake within 100 miles.

**I may or may not have eaten several Levain Bakery cookies, shipped to my house from NYC two weeks ago.

**I may or may not have had the nuts ‘n more birthday cake nut butter everyday.

Luckily the week ran out before I could get to the Iron Rooster for the pop tart or to Chad’s for the famous wings and burger. Hmm. I wonder what time they close…

Sure I could pretend that I have been a perfect reverse dieter over the past week, but I think you know me well enough by know to know that I don’t pretend. Tomorrow kicks off my 2-week macro group with twenty new women, so I will get back to my healthy lifestyle then. For now, I’m finishing off the weekend strong.

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I wrapped up my competition season with 2, 1st place trophies from the OCB, and 3 trophies from the NPC: 2nd Place in Masters 35+, 4th place in True Novice (never competed in the NPC before), and 5th place in Novice (never placed 1st in the NPC before. I trained for a total of 18 weeks for these shows. So am I mad at myself for my “week of gluttony?” Nope, I’m not.

My “off season” will continue through the summer, and I will begin training for my 3 fall shows in mid-August. An off season for me includes a little more flexibility in my diet (however not like the past week!) and a few less hours in the gym. I will still weight train for 3 hours a week and do about 3 hours of cardio, but I’ll incorporate 2 full rest days and more yoga. I will also plan to only track my macros during the week and leave the weekends off to enjoy more of a social life and meals out.

Despite my food fest, I did manage to do a few healthy things this weekend, including preparing a simple dish for lunches this week. The recipe is below. I hope to share more easy recipes with you over the summer on a weekly basis to help keep us all accountable in the warmer weather.

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Sweet and Simple Honey Mustard & Goat Cheese Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

adapted from Skinnytaste

Macros for 1 muffin:  72 calories, 9P/1F/6C

Ingredients:

3/4 cup grated zucchini, all moisture squeezed dry with paper towel

2T. onion, minced

2T. red pepper, diced

1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs, recommend Ian’s

1 large egg

3T. honey mustard sauce, recommend Tessemae’s (non-GMO, no added sugar, dairy free)

1T. Flavor God Honey BBQ seasoning, or similar

salt + pepper

1 ounce goat cheese crumbles

1 package (about 16 ounces) ground turkey meat (used 95% lean)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Divide evenly into 10-12 greased muffin tins. My mixture made 11 muffins. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees. Enjoy!

I ended up cutting up all of the extra onion, red pepper and zucchini and sauteed it as a salad topper for this week. I love it when 1 meal prep idea performs double duty!

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I like to plan ahead. It's how I get a leg up on my week so there's less of a chance that I slip into bad habits. That way I can focus on loving life here in Annapolis, Maryland.

Mary Davis

Fitness Coach

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