Week one done! It was difficult and to be honest, I slipped up a few times, but when I went off the program I did make healthy choices and did some extra exercise, so in my eyes that is progress! I did get one cheat meal at the end of the week which was needed and also very refreshing.
So this week, I’ll really be zoning in and trying my hardest to stick to the meal plan so I see better results. This week I rearranged all of my meals and cut down on carbs because I have noticed that eating more carbs make me retain more water. Here is a break down of my meals with pictures!
Breakfast (meal1) -2 waffles with 2 whole eggs and 1 egg white
Meal 2-protein shake and 1/2 cup fruit of choice
Meal 3- “Spanish potato”
Meal 4- Ground turkey, tomatoes, onion, and 1/3 cup brown rice with roasted bell peppers
Meal 5- Kale salad with chicken
Meal 6- Protein shake and fruit of choice
My activity for the week was fairly light compared to most weeks. I always have two spinning sessions for 45 minutes in my spin class and then I try to go to the gym 5 days a week for strength training alternating between muscle groups. This week I went to the gym about 3 times starting with a warm up of HIIT running-starting off walking for 2 minutes on 3.5 mph and then increasing my speed to 6 mph for a minute, 6.5mph for the next 30 seconds, and then 7-7.5mph for the last 30 seconds. I repeat this 2-3 times. Lastly, I move onto the bulk of my training sessions which is strength training either my legs and abs in one group. biceps, back, and shoulders in another, and then my chest and triceps!
I aimed to drink 2-3 liters of water per day as well as get at minimum of 7 hours of sleep!
Another thing to note, I do not weigh myself and that is because progress and success is measured in many more ways than a number on the scale. Personally, weighing myself has always created a negative feeling and doesn’t truly help me get to my end goal. Instead, I like to listen to my body and be patient😋