Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ripped in 30 Week #1

Here we go again.


I completed Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 DVD back in March/April.  I attempted to follow the meal plan that came along with the video – however, I didn’t stick to it near as close as I should have.

Even though Marathon training has ended, my eating habits have not, which has made for a very unhappy Karen! 

So, here I go again….back to Jillian’s Ripped in 30 – only this time, I’m following the Meal Plan a lot closer!  I still add fruits/veggies in-between for snacks and I have at least one small sweet thing per day, but my overall calorie intake has diminished greatly!

I’ve combined Jillian’s Ripped in 30 DVD along with my regular running routine just to make sure I stay on track!

Here’s my recap from Week #1:

Total lost: 3 pounds (told you it was bad…I’m thinking this was the “excess” from all of the extra weight I was holding onto and extra sugar I was eating!)

Day #1

Wake up at 5 a.m. – Jillian Ripped in 30 DVD Week 1 Day 1
4 mile run after work

2 eggs, scrambled and 2 slices of wheat bread, toast


Lunch:  Turkey and Avocado Spinach Wrap (FAVE!!!)


Snack: Apple Banana Smoothie (which included a scoop of protein powder)


Dinner: Turkey Kebabs

Sweet things: I ended the day with a Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Cupcake from Oh She Glows. Ahhh-mazing. Seriously really good!!!!

Day #2

Wake up at 5 a.m. – Jillian Ripped in 30 DVD Week 1 Day 2 
No run


Breakfast: Chobani Greek Yogurt mixed with Almonds; 1 banana


Lunch: Grilled Sirloin Steak Salad


Dinner: Chicken Satay – NO CORN! Ignore the corn….this is a picture from the first try of Ripped in 30. I now see why it didn’t work! HAH!  Veggies I did eat on try #2: Green beans and spinach

No snack – I had an Oncology Nurses meeting and I ate a bit at the restaurant – side salad, a roll, and a few bites of the fish dinner – it was FREE I couldn’t pass up free food!  I took the rest home with me to use at a later time! :0) I also had a few bites of dessert, of course – it was bread pudding!

Even with my extra nibbling at the restaurant, I still managed to stay very close to my calorie limit for the day! 

Day #3

Wake up at 5 a.m. – Jillian Ripped in 30 DVD Week 1 Day 3
3 mile run after work


Breakfast: Gluten Free Blueberry waffles with 1/2 banana and 1 tbsp of Agave Nectar


Lunch: Mexican “pizza”



Snack: Cookies and Cream Lara Bar

Post Run: Coconut Water and a handful of Blueberries


Dinner: Black bean Chili – this has a very unusual taste to it but I like it! :0)

Day #4

Wake up at 5 a.m. – Jillian Ripped in 30 DVD Week 1 Day 4
4 mile run after work


Breakfast: Almond Banana English Muffin – I realize this photo looks a little gross but this recipe is oh so yummy!  Jillian’s breakfast called for an English Muffin with almond butter – I added 1/2 a banana and a drizzle of Agave Nectar!  YUM! (This is a photo from a previous attempt at making this! I used toast instead of an English Muffin!)

the veggie pita

Lunch: Hummus and Vegetable Pita

Post lunch, I was kinda hungry so I had an apple, a fresh cucumber, and a fresh tomato!


Snack: Jillian’s snack called for Turkey Jerky. I had Greek Yogurt, almonds, and an orange. :0)


Dinner: We ate at O’Charleys. I scoured the menu to find the lowest calorie options. I came up with Fish and Asparagus! It was really good!


Dessert: Apparently the wait staff felt bad for our “long wait” (I didn’t notice) so they brought us a free dessert! OMG. I had 4 bites – 4 amazingly yummy bites. Caramel pie. To.Die.For.

Day #5

Break from Jillian’s Ripped in 30 (I take Friday as a “rest” day)
2 mile walk after work

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Apples and Almonds


Lunch: McAlister’s Tortilla Soup in a bread bowl (once again, I scoured the menu for the lowest calorie options!) I was bad, however. I had TWO glasses of sweet tea. I just can’t resist McAlister’s Sweet Tea!!!!


Snack: Blueberries and Strawberries (was supposed to be a hardboiled egg with an apple)


Dinner: BBQ Chicken and Black bean Burrito – I tweaked this recipe a bit – my husband is doing a low carb diet, so instead of BBQ sauce, I used a low carb, lower calorie sauce.


Dessert: Skinny Cow Ice Cream Bar

Day #6

Wake up at 5 a.m. – Jillian Ripped in 30 DVD Week 1 Day 5
12 Mile Run with my running group

Pre-Run: Cliff Mojo Bar and water

During Run: 1 GU

Post Run: Chocolate Milk


Brunch: Egg White Wheat Wrap (FAVE!)


Snack: 1/3 cup of Hummus and Carrots


Dinner: Honey-Lemon Marinated Chicken Breasts with Spinach

Dessert: 1 Peach / Handful of chocolate chips :0)

Day #7



Breakfast: Multi Grain Cheerios with Almond Milk and a Banana


Lunch: Subway Veggie Delite


Snack: Strawberries and Blueberries


Dinner: Bahama Rice Burger on a wheat round with salsa and avocado

Dessert: I was BAD (but it still didn’t mess up my calorie count). My father in law asked me to make chocolate chip cookies for our father’s day get together. Of course I had to taste one while I was cooking them, then I had to taste one once they cooled off, then I had one at the party! BAD! :0/ I also had a small piece of cake and a small piece of blueberry cobbler.

That’s it!  The end of week #1!! I’m well into week #2, so once Sunday comes around, I’ll post another update!  Even with all of my little “tweaks”, I still managed to drop 3 pounds! :0)

Have a fabulous weekend!!!


  1. Congrats on the 3 pounds!
    That happened to me after Disney. The mileage dropped but the eating didn't.

  2. Nice job getting back into it! Although all those food photos now made me really hungry. :)

  3. way to go karen! I think i have that dvd...I haven't been able to find it since the move. whoops! Maybe I should look for it lol!
    I dont know how you do it, I snack ssooo much during the day. I think I would starve on Jillians plan lol. Now I am craving McAlisters!

  4. Way to go Karen!! Those meals look super delish! What are the workouts like on Ripped in 30? I tried her 30 Day Shred but there was too much jumping for a 3rd floor apartment :)

  5. I would take three pounds (off, not on)! Way to go!!

    And I must be hungry because that entire week of meals looks delicious. I might be coming back for meal ideas next week!

  6. This is very motivational! Speaking as someone who has let her diet slip, seeing the delicious healthy options is a good kick in the pants! Good job so far!!

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