Week 1 is officially complete! This week was challenging. I learned a lot about myself, both physically and mentally. Body Back began on Monday morning at 5:30am, that alarm clock never sounded so horrible. I was ready…and EXCITED. What an amazing group of woman I will be going through this with- inspiring in so many ways.
I thought I would break down my week into two sections: Body Back Workout & Workouts and Food & Supplements Journal
Body Back Workout & Workouts
Monday– 1st BODY BACK workout-full body assessment that included timed mile, how many you can do in a minute of: push ups, sit ups, bicep curls, burpees, holding a forearm or straight arm plank. I am not a runner so the mile was challenging the most to me. What I learned in the assessment is that my body is strong, but my endurance/stamina is poo poo. I will report my stats at the end so you can see the 1st week vs 8th week difference.
Tuesday– day of rest 🙂
Wednesday– 2nd BODY BACK workout- an outdoor running adventure (or torture). Over the river and through the woods we went, stopping periodically for a circuit. The circuits included jump squats, pull ups, sprint (up very steep hill), chair pose (for a ridiculously long time), and a wonderful savasana at that end (pic of me below, I’m pretty sure I passed out). We all shared a word that we felt strongly about and could say to ourselves throughout the next 8 weeks. The word I chose was POWERFUL. I feel that this word can provide me with a little inspiration when the going gets tough up that hill or my arms have failed me. I am learning the power of my mind (both the pros and the cons) and if I can trick my mind into allowing my body to keep pushing, I CAN keep going…
Thursday– reformer pilates
Friday– studio barre
Saturday– 1 mile run, chest press, chest fly, sit ups, push ups, and plank at gym
Sunday– reformer pilates
Food & Supplement Journal
To give a brief summary on how I eat about 75-80% of the time, check out http://www.cleanprogram.com/files/clean-program-manual.pdf. While I am not specifically on the program now I incorporate this way of eating (in a nut shell: gluten free, diary free, no refine sugar, little to no processed food, no red meat). The 21 day cleanse is something that I will do when I feel like I am in a funk with eating (and drinking:/).
I try to eat liquid meals for both breakfast & dinner 4-5X a week.
I typically cook a pot of soup on Sundays that will carry us through the week for dinners.
As for breakfast, a smoothie (made up of brown rice protein, flax seed, chia seed, almond milk, coconut milk, spinach, with a variety of any of the following avocado/apple/lemon/orange/pineapple/mango/blueberries/raspberries/acai/kale/mint/).
Daily supplements include: whole food multi vitamin, probiotic, omega, digestive enzyme, kyolic, grapefruit seed extract, vitamin C/E/D.
With that said, my food journal of this week is below.
(B is for breakfast, S-B snack after breakfast, L is for lunch, S-L snack after lunch, D is for dins)
Monday– B Smoothie & Coffee w/almond mlik, S-B 5 seed almond bar from Trader Joe’s (amazing) & Apple, L Brown rice pasta with marinara/turkey meatballs/chicken sausage, S-L Edamame & Watermelon, D Chicken Soup with a side of broccoli & glass of wine. I am a water drinker so having 32 oz (at least) isn’t a difficult task for me.
Tuesday– B Smoothie, over easy egg & Coffee w/almond mlik, S-B none, L Brown rice pasta with marinara/turkey meatballs/chicken sausage, S-L homemade vegan chocolate chip cookie, sip of almond milk & mango slices, D Chicken Soup with a side of asparagus.
Wednesday– B Smoothie & Coffee w/almond mlk, S-B grapes, L Chipotle Chicken Salad from Rubios, S-L Slam Dunx (one of Liam’s snacks that he doesn’t eat), D Chicken Soup with a side of Trader Joe’s Spinach salad (added some mango slices), 2 glasses of wine (night out with friends).
Thursday– B Small smoothie, egg/slice of bread with avocado & apple, S-B Coffee w/almond mlik, edamame & 5 seed almond bar, L Brown rice pasta with marinara/turkey meatballs/chicken sausage, S-L Banana, met the hubby for a quick bite out (4th wedding anniversary) at Rimel’s- we split and ate off their happy hour menu: steamed broccoli, chicken/veg potstickers, fish sliders, and a cucumber cosmo.
Friday– B Vanilla Cloud Suja juice (8 oz) http://www.sujajuice.com/ (so delicious) & soft boiled egg, coffee w/almond mlik, S-L Vanilla Cloud Suja juice (8 oz), L- FiJi Suja Juice & veggie burger, S-L 2 skinny pina coladas (made with coconut tequila, coconut water, and splash of pineapple) (FYI staycation at La Costa Resort began), D Mussels, Calamari, piece of chicken quesadilla and glass of wine.
Saturday– B 2 eggs, hash browns & coffee with almond milk, S-L bite of a rainbow sprinkle donut (how could I resist) & handful of edamame, L none (breakfast was super filling), S-L sprouted hummus with quinoa/black bean chips, D slice of homemade pizza (see pic) and sauteed greens.
Sunday– B Quinoa/Steel Cut Oatmeal from Trader Joe’s, Coffee with almond mlik, S-B none, L Shrimp Bowl from Wahoo Tacos, S-L watermelon/apple (planning on it), D BBQ with friends (burger with gluten free bun, corn of the cob, and salad)
Until next week!!