Work out Wednesday - what the fix fixed

I mentioned briefly last week that February was the month of the Fix. I started the 3rd and it took up the better part of that short month. I confess I was hesitant to start and I addressed some of that here so I won't go into it now.

I will tell you some of my favorite Fix recipes and the colors they used! 

Banana Pancakes

2 eggs
1 banana

These things are awesome! You whip, and I mean really whip, 2 eggs and a banana together! Cook like pancakes over medium heat! Eat plain or with a sprinkle of cinnamon! So yum and a great boost of protein for the first meal of the day! 

1 red 2 purples 

Spicy Baked Spaghetti Squash

1 large spaghetti squash
3/4 cup Low Fat Ricotta Cheese
1 cup parmasean cheese (grated or shredded)
1 cup tomato sauce (I use plain tomato sauce. No sugar or anything else added!)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cloves fresh garlic
3 teaspoons Italian seasoning

Slice spaghetti squash in half and place cut side down in shallow pan. Add water to the pan about an inch thick. Cook in the microwave until the squash is tender and almost clear in appearance  Mine took about 10 minutes broke up into 2 or 3 minute amounts. While the squash is cooking heat tomato sauce in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic (minced), red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning. I put amounts for the sake of a "recipe" but I tasted and added more of some and not of others. I like to know what my food is doing! =) When the squash is tender, take a fork and scraped the flesh to pull out the spaghettiesque pieces. Like my word!? Mix 4 cups of spaghetti squash with the sauce and pour into oiled baking dish. Top with ricotta cheese tablespoon at a time and sprinkle with parmesan. Bake at 415 degrees for 15 minutes or until cheese is browned on top! Makes four servings.

1 serving is 1 green, 1/4 red, 1 blue, 1/2 purple

Butternut Squash Skillet

1 cup cubed roasted butternut squash
1 cup cubed roasted acorn squash
1 apple diced

Heat diced sausage links over medium heat in skillet. When they start to brown on the edges add apple. When the apple is tender add squash. Continue to cook through until everything gets all happy with each other! Yum! Serves 2.

1 green, 1/2 purple, 1 red

Almost a Frappucino 

1 cup crushed ice
8 oz. cool coffee (I keep a pitcher in the frig!)
1 cup milk of your choosing
1 scoop of Shakeology vanilla for coffee frap and chocolate for mocha frap

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until frappucino consistency happens! Enjoy!

1 yellow (treat days), 1 red

I also wanted to give a peak into what the fix did for me. If I am straight up honest my relationship with food was one of comfort. I didn't have comfort foods, they were all a comfort. I think eating was somewhat of a thing that I used to distract, reward, ease, enjoy, etc. The fix really did help me to see what was missing from my diet and what I was missing in how I was eating! I am an organized nerd so seeing what components fit into my day was very helpful and keep them all straight was nice because it was easily laid out.

When I was looking at my containers being checked off and pangs of hunger started I learned to reach for things that would benefit my body. On the flip side if the pangs of hunger were absent and I knew I didn't want to spend a container on bored eating I found something else to do. 

I lost a total of 12 pounds on the fix and I am thankful for that number. It wasn't what I was hoping and my clothes don't fit me worlds better than they did but 12 pounds is 12 pounds!

Next week I'll go into how I organized my fix. For now, enjoy some tasty recipes! Happy fixing!

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  1. I'm going to have to try some of these!! Thanks for sharing. Haven't done the fix yet but may need to try. Need to shed this baby weight!

    1. I would recommend it. If you click on my link to the first post I did about you can see I go into more detail. I appreciated the way it taught me to eat. Plus the workouts were awesome and only half an hour! Sometimes, that's all I can find!!