Lean Cuisine and Couch to 5K #FrozenFavorites

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There are two things that I love doing that seem to get me in trouble – shopping and eating.  They first one hurts our bank account and the second one goes straight to my thighs.  I have slowly been working on an exercise and diet routine that is simple to follow.  But yall.. its tough!  Not only do I have two toddlers to wrestle but I have a real problem with will power.  [I see it.. I like it.. I eat it.]  To help me I have started replacing lunch with a Lean Cuisine and began the Couch to 5k [C25K] program.   
I purchased my Lean Cuisines at Sam’s Club – aka one of my favorite places to shop.  Their prices can’t be beat.  I was lucky to shop sans kids so I was in and out in less then 45 minutes although I did linger in the frozen food section for awhile.  I grabbed some apples and bananas for the kids and to snack on.  Im trying to keep good things in the house so Im not easily tempted.  [Harder then it sounds.]  Dont mind the ice cream and sweet tea, thats for the hubby.  Seriously.  
I have been eating a Lean Cuisine every day for lunch and they are so good!  Each 6 pack comes with a Ginger Garlic Stir Fry, Sesame Chicken and Chicken Teriyaki.  I havent decided which one is my favorite yet.  I truly enjoy all of them. 
I also downloaded the Couch to 5K app for my Blackberry.  It starts off slow with simple workouts like jog 60 seconds followed by walking for 90 seconds.  I have actually started running two days a week so on my off days I do this routine.  I go to the gym but once it cools down here I will run out at our park.  [Dear weather, please cool down soon!]  
Im happy to say that with replacing one meal a day and working out with the Couch to 5K program I have more energy and have lost 3 pounds!  [Excuse my while I happy dance for a second.]  I am very excited to be on the right track and hopefully I will have my pre-baby body back one day.

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What do yall do to stay healthy?  If yall want more inspiration check out my partners in workout crime [ha!]


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Hey yall! I'm Kelley - a work at home mom to two rambunctious kiddos. I absolutely love creating new recipes to share here on my blog - the Grant life. When I'm not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I am wrangling the kids, showing houses as a licensed REALTOR and practicing my photography. Thanks so much for following along with us!

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  1. says

    I love the steak tips portabella! And I LOVE the couch-to-5K program!! My old knees can't handle running, so I only do the first few weeks, but I improve SO fast on the first part of their program. Even just a few weeks of it will make you feel like you can take on the world again!

  2. says

    Good luck on the Couch Potato to 5K!!! I just recently finished and although I am battling some back issues, I felt like it was a great accomplishment – now if I could just complete the actual race***sigh***

  3. says

    This really sounds amazing! The lean cuisine looks delicious, I must try those out and good luck with the couch potato to 5K. Replacing one meal a day and exercising is the most healthy way to go! :)

  4. says

    ooo! the chicken teriyaki looks ah-mazing! I have been wanting to try C25K forever. I guess there is no time like the present, huh? PS congrats on your weight loss! So happy for you!

  5. MiMi says

    Awesome!! I used to eat TONS of Lean Cuisine…when it's on sale you can really get a lot for not too much $. :)
    Congrats on the 3 lbs!

  6. says

    I love the idea of doing the Couch to 5K, I've never seen the app so thanks for showing that! Also I used to do the frozen meals but they have so many unnatural things and preservatives :( I try to only do one a few times a month if possible but I do love the ease in packing them for lunch!

  7. says

    I love Lean Cuisine meals! I also started the Couch to 5k recently, made it to week 4 then life got crazy and I slacked off but hoping to start back up with again soon, I loved the program!

  8. says

    WHOOHOO! Go Kelley!!! That's an awesome accomplishment!! :) I just ate one of the Lean Cuisine snacks yesterday (the pita bread with broccoli cheese dip). I'm definitely going to have to check out that app! I walked the “Making Strides for Breast Cancer” this Saturday, but I'm not at all able to run (barely a jog to save my life I think), I really wanna try that with ya. :)

  9. says

    Congrats on the C25k program! Have you signed up for a 5k race? I find that it is a lot more motivating when you have an actual race to look forward to. Plus there is usually a free t-shirt with a race too and all those other people to keep you moving. Good luck!

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