I loved the workouts all week. My favorite part is that there is a different one for each day of the week. So if you don't like one- you only have to do it two more times! But I actually liked them all. Each workout is a 30 minute interval training type workout. 1 minute work, 30 seconds rest. next exercise, then repeat those 2. Then move on to another set- 4 times total.
Here's the schedule:
Monday- total body cardio- loved this one. really hard!
Tuesday- upper fix- i need heavier weights for this
Wednesday- lower fix- this was very challenging b/c my legs were sore from my leg day at the gym monday
Thursday- Pilates- really enjoyed this. it was a nice active recovery type day
Friday- cardio fix- skipped to run
Saturday- Dirty 30- LOVED!!!! circuit style weight training
Sunday- yoga- very well needed and deserved
Along with that schedule I also worked out with my husband at the gym twice. I did Monday legs and Thursday back and biceps. I skipped my other workouts with him because I was really tired.
My workout for the program was cardio for Friday afternoon. But I had a phenomenal day Friday, it was gorgeous outside, and I get off early. So I decided to go for my first run in MONTHS!!! OMG! It felt AMAZING! I had that euphoric runners' high afterwards where I felt like I could conquer the world .
And Friday was a good mail day!!
|Body Combat, Shakeology Sampler Packets; Kiki La Rue Tailored to Perfection Pants|
Saturday morning I woke up feeling great! I wanted to weigh myself since it was day 6... I was just really excited. I did re-measure myself yet though. Here are my stats:
Starting weight 2/17- 132.6lbs. 2/22- 129 lbs.
Starting Body fat % 2/17- 20.7% 2/22- 20.4%
I was ecstatic. My ultimate goal is to get my body fat % to 19.5! I'm almost there. This is the first time I have seen my numbers drop in SUCH a long time. So because of that I did my Dirty 30 workout, had my strawberry shakeology mixed with water (to DIE for), and went to the mall for a little treat :)
Shiseido moistuirzer (free with my points), Formula X nail polish, GlamGlow mask; Hourglass ambient blush
Saturday night we had a surprise Bday dinner planned for a friend of my husband. I knew this would be a struggle for me because I am very much a social eater and drinker. I like to participate in the festivities like everyone else. And we were going to a really good seafood place. I had stalked the menu ahead of time but still couldn't figure out what to eat. The dinner wasn't until 7. I had all my normal meals for the day except a yellow container of carbs. I was saving that for a glass of red wine- that is allowed on the program 3 times a week. I had 1 red container (protein) 2 greens (veggies) and 1 yellow (carbs) left. I had my apple & almond butter around 5:30. We ended up not eating until about 9. I was starving to death by then. Everyone ordered an appetizer. I just wanted to eat something. So I asked for a salad- no dressing- bring vinegar on the side. When my salad came so did fried pickles, charbroiled oysters (my favorite), and fried mushrooms for everyone else. I will be honest. I had about 3 pickles, 1 mushroom, and 1 oyster. I couldn't help it. I also had 2 glasses of wine... lol oops. I vowed not to eat a yellow the next day too. I order a 6oz filet with steamed broccoli. It was really good. I'm sure it was cooked in butter. But hey, whatcha gonna do? My husband order boiled crawfish and I ate 2 of his. I went home feeling a little disappointed, but still felt ok about my choices.
Sunday morning I woke up feeling really crappy... My stomach hurt, I was dehydrated, My fingers were swollen from the salt. Immediately I got up and started drinking water and had my shakeology for the day. My meals went like this:
M1: Chocolate Shakeology with Water
M2: 2 poached eggs over spinach, sprouts, and cilantro on an ezekial pita with goat cheese
|TO DIE FOR!!!|
M3: ground turkey over veggies
M4: apple & sunflower seeds
M5: baked chicken and steamed brussel sprouts
We were so lazy all day. I barely left the bed. I watched about 8 hours worth of The Following- oops... We finished the first season on netflix. I love that show!
I also decided I would make one of the approved treats that you can swap a yellow container out for up to 3 times a week. It was a healthy cookie recipe. I made them expecting to just keep them on the counter until i wanted one this week. Bad idea. I had about 5 of them. Oops... Lol... Whatever it could've been worse. My husband ate McDonalds next to me and I didn't even have a fry. That is huge! Fries are my fave.
I was so lazy I didn't even feel like doing my yoga video. Finally around 8:30 that night I got out of bed long enough to do that for 30 minutes. I'm so glad I did. It felt amazing.
I worked really hard all week. I'm proud of myself for completing my first week. I had a couple slip-ups but hey that's ok! My body is adjusting to the smaller portions already. I really enjoyed the workouts all week too. I really think this program is a game changer b/c nutrition is the worst part for so many people. Hell, me included... I struggle with it a lot. My scale hasn't moved in months despite being in the gym some times 6 days a week.
Week 1 done- 2 more to go!!