Really wanted this to be day 1, but I still have DOMS from my crazy workout on saturday and there’s no point doing the first exercise when I won’t be able to give it my all. Instead, I did some of Alwyn’s 2:1 HIIT on the stationary bike. Also starting their diet today, though because they have basically no veg options it’s more starting it in spirit than starting it proper. Any other vegetarians do this program and want to share some of their meal tips???
BFast: 1 pc. toast with PB and Banana
Snack 1: 1/2 cup homemade glonola
Lunch: Steamed broccoli+sauteed shrimp with coconut and lime juice, a plum
Snack 2: Cacao smoothie — strawberry, banana, cacao nibs, chocolate almond milk, chia, 1 tsp PB
Dinner/Pre-Workou: 1 pc. toast with PB &Banana
Strength: Brief arm circuit with skulcrushers, bicep curls, bent over rows, posterior and lateral shoulder raises
Cardio: 40 min — 3 min high intensity, 2 min medium intensity, repeat 8x
30 min bike ride
Bfast: Oatmeal with chia, strawberries, raspberries and yogurt
Lunch: Baby romaine with blackberry, blueberries, walnuts and a blueberry vinaigrette. 1 pc homemade toast, 1 mini-blondie
Snack: Another mini-blondie
Dinner: Cottage cheese and strawberries
Workout: Legs and Butt day
5 min warmup
Leg extension 2x12 @ 70 lbs
Leg Press 3x12 @ 225 lbs
Glute Press 3x12 @ 90, 90, 110 — need to go up to 110
Smith press squat 3x5 @ 70 lbs — I hate this machine for squatting
Leg curl 3x12 @ 70 lbs
Thigh abduction 3x12 @ 170 lbs
Dumbbell step up 1x10 @ 20 lbs — this was making my shin splints act up so I cut it short
Dumbbell deadlift 3x12 @ 20 lbs — need to go way up in weight
Then 15 min on the bike because I ran out of time. I wanted to do 30.
Yeah so I am not tracking calories over Easter because I don’t know how stuff was prepared, it’s only my best guess, and it’s freakin Easter and I’m just not worried about two big meals messing up my progress.
Today was laid back and I just went for a 3-mile hike with my dog, basically just enjoying my weekend. I am a little bit sore (in my calves since I’m not used to seated calf raises) so I am fine with having a laid back day today.
Your body cannot function properly on excessively low calorie/starvation diets long term. This is one of the many reasons fad and starvation diets result in fast weight loss and then almost immediate rebound of weight gain (plus MORE). Do yourself and your body a favor and feed it a wide variety of the RIGHT foods, exercise and keep yourself hydrated. You will feel so much better and be able to build a healthy, fit body!
Yesssss. It makes me so happy to see posts like this because the amount of pro-ana and ED-type stuff that comes up on the fitness tags on here gets to me.
Bfast: scrambled eggs with leftover steamed broccoli, coffee — maybe 300 cals
Snack: 1 pc toast — 150 cals
Dinner: 2 pc toast with PB, 1 mini cupcake — 450 cals
Total: 900ish…… bad bad bad. I am also like totally out of groceries right now and everything was closed so I couldn’t get more, so it was just toast left in my kitchen today. I’ll surely be starving tomorrow, but at least after getting groceries I can make some decent food.
25 min cardio (medium intensity, nothing too crazy)
Lateral shoulder raise 3x15 @ 5 lbs (someone was using the 8lbs and I was impatient ha)
Posterior shoulder raise 3x10 @ 5 lbs
Skullcrusher 3x10-12 @ 12.5 lbs
Chest press 4x12 @ 12.5 lbs
Glute press 3x10 @ 90 lbs (+10 pulses at the end of the third set)
Leg Press 3x12 @ 225 lbs
Hamstring Curl 3x12 @ 70 lbs
Leg Extensions 2x12 @ 60 lbs
Seated Thigh Abduction 3x12 @ 170 lbs (+10 pulses on last set)
Seated calf raise 3x10 @ 70 lbs
My Spin Me tank I bough yesterday definitely stood up to this workout, I am really happy. And feeling motivated to kill it at the gym this week!
Soo today royally sucked because someone actually stole all my bank information through some ATM scam and tried to take out money all over Ontario, so I was expecting a call regarding a job and instead got a call regarding identity theft.
On the brighter side, the yoga studio near my house had a 20% off sale for everything, and they are an authorized lulu seller so I got some current lulu stuff on the (relative) cheap. I picked up this tank:
Even after tax they came to less than $100, which is awesome. The spin me tank (blue one) in particular feels so nice.
Sooo anyway on to my intake for the day:
Bfast: oatmeal, chia, raspberries and strawberries — 300 cals
Lunch: some whole-wheat toast — 220 cals
Snack: Smoothie w strawberries, banana, PB, ground chia, almond milk — 300 cals
Dinner: Coffee, panini, toffee brownie.. I don’t even want to know how many cals.
This has been like the floppiest week ever for working out, it’s been an enormous pain in the ass to not be able to get back to running yet, but next week really should be better. Tomorrow I am going to the gym, and doing a rock bottom toning class on saturday, so that should all be good. I am still on track for my weight loss goal for April, so I am not getting terribly stressed yet.
No new shoes today :( but it’s ok since I hadn’t planned on the track tonight. Hopefully I can go tomorrow though.
Bfast: 1/3 c oatmeal, 1/2 oz. chia, 2/3 c. raspberries, yogurt — 270 cals
Snack: a bit of bread — 150 cals
Lunch: 2 pc toast with PB&banana — 500 cals
Snack 2: Banana, blackberries, greek yogurt — 200 cals
Dinner: scrambled eggs with zucchini and orange pepper + a bit of ham — maybe 500 cals, being generous.
Laziest. Day. Ever.
BUT, on the other hand, my shin splints seem to have basically healed and so I can re-start running tomorrow. Perfect timing, since I get paid and I can pick up some new running shoes, since my current shoes are really old and worn out.
No workout today, unfortunately.
Bfast: 1/3 c oats, 2/3 c raspberries, 1 oz. chia, 1 banana — around 450 cals
Lunch: 1 sm. bowl chili, 1 WW bun — 350 cals
Snack: Smoothie w raspberries, banana, PB, chia — 350 cals
Dinner: more chili, bun — probs 400 cals
Total: around 1550.
Flop day. I’m disappointed to be honest, but part of the point of blogging is to be accountable and own my shittier days, so at least this is motivation to be better for the rest of the week.
I have been so terrible this past week, but I’ve got things together now. Sooo here are my april goals
1. Every week should have two upper body/abs, two lower body workouts and 2 ToneItUp full body circuits.
2. Incorporate the Spring Break Booty Camp workout into my workouts twice weekly.
3. Continue with my run/walk program, and start my 5k program on April 20
4. Get my 6-mile bike sprint down to 17.5 minutes (it’s at a little less than 20 now)
6. BLOG EVERY DAY (.. starting today, obviously)
Lofty! We’ll see how it goes.