“Don’t stress over not hitting a weekly mileage total or having a few blank days in your calendar. Improvement isn’t about hitting a big workout or how many miles you can cram into a week. It’s about logging month after month, of healthy, consistent training.”
EXERCISE :: I have to admit I was a little lazy this morning. I did do my arm workout and my stretching, but….I didn’t do work my abs. I don’t have a good excuse. A little disappointed with myself. Though I could have done it when I got home after work - I didn’t make it home until 8:30pm and I was ready to hit the sack.
FOOD :: After talking to an acquaintance who is a BeachBody Coach, I have decided to change up my eating a little. As I have mention in past days, I am struggling to get my daily calorie intake. Mostly because I am at work all day and my schedule doesn’t allow me to really have a lunch break. So, instead of having my shake in the morning, I am going to take advantage of being at home for breakfast and eat a nice big meal. Get in a lot of calories in the morning and then have a shake for lunch. I plan on making a bunch of meals over the weekend, so when I come home after work exhausted, I can just pull a meal out of the freezer.
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I fit into a pair of pants I haven’t been able to wear in months!! That is definitely something to be excited about, especially after only two weeks.
EXERCISE :: Still could not complete Week 2 / Day 1 of C25K, but I am not letting it get me down. I know the challenge is called “Couch to 5k” but I have to be realistic. I have never been an active person - I have spent most of my 28 years sitting at a desk or on the couch - so expecting my body to be able to do it just because I am ready is a lot to ask. I will try again tomorrow and see how it goes. I reached my highest step count today!! 7,788 - not 10,000 but closer :)
FOOD :: I ended up going to Subway yesterday because I was running late and didn’t have time to put anything together for lunch. Definitely not ideal, but way better than McDonald’s - and I chose the apples instead of chips! I have decided to give Shakeology a try. It’s a little expensive at first glance, but if you break it down, it is only like $4 a shake. I feel okay with that (at least for a month to see how well it works) since it will be replacing a meal.
A few years ago I watched the Shania Twain series on OWN and I really love this song. I heard it again the other day and a couple of the parts really spoke to my struggle with staying on track. So, I thought I would share (this is not the whole song).
Today is Your Day
You got what it takes you can win
Today is your day to begin
Don’t give up here, don’t you quit
The moment is now, this is it
I know that you can then you will
Get to the top of the hill
Part of the fun is the climb
You just gotta make up your mind
Brush yourself up, no regrets
This is as good as it gets
Don’t expect more or less
Just go out and give it your best
Today is your day
And nothing can stand in your way
Today is your day
Everything’s going your way
Today, today, today, today
I am finding that having shakes are the best way for me to make sure I get enough calories in my crazy life. I love shakes and have found several fruit/vegetable ones that I like.
My question is: I am looking for a good protein powder to mix in with the fruits/vegetables to make the shake sustain me longer. I currently am using Pure Protein 100% Natural Whey Protein (because it was easily available). However, someone told me yesterday that whey is not necessarily good for you. With so many out there - I just don’t know which one is best. I just need something that will be good as kind of a meal substitute.
Also…Is it okay to substitute breakfast AND dinner with a shake?
EXERCISE :: Tuesday is my arms and abs day!! Today was the first day and I can’t believe that I used to be so much better at these. I did a POP Pilates abs video, a Leslie Williams arm workout, and finished with a POP Pilates stretching video. Need to work myself back up. I got tired really quickly. Once I get used to the arm exercises, I think I am going to do them while walking, because I am not getting any steps for my fitbit count while I am just standing there. I cannot wait until the weather warms up a little so that I can go outside on my lunch and increase my daily steps - I can’t reach 10,000 a day!!
FOOD :: myfitnesspal didn’t give me any warnings today - so that is good. I did get much closer to my daily calorie intake. I am going to have to do some cooking this weekend and put together some more meals/ideas. I hate that I rarely have an actual lunch break, but I am determined to change that! I did have two shakes yesterday, which made it much easier to fit a meal into my crazy day.
EXERCISE : I got myself up and out the door this morning! That right there is saying a lot for a Monday. I planned in doing Week 2 - Day 1 of my C25K but by minute 15 I was dying. It wasn’t a burn - I can work through a burn - my muscles were hurting. I don’t think I had properly hydrated, stretched, and nutritioned (I don’t think that is a word) my body last week and my muscles weren’t ready today. I didn’t want to hurt myself so I stopped and did a bunch if stretching. I will attack it again on Wednesday. But! I was able to jog for a little but longer than I was last week, so I was happy.
FOOD : MyFitnessPal told me that u didn’t consume enough calories. That about sums it up. I didn’t feel hungry at all though, but I am trying each day to eat more food. It is just a little harder preparing healthy snacks (I don’t ever have time during the day to eat a real meal) instead if picking up something convenient. So I packed some snacks tonight to take with me tomorrow and we will see if i can do better. The WATER intake was good though!
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I don’t think mine is the usual fitness blog, but it’s definitely about living happy, and making fitness a central part of that!
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