How I got myself together this week
Thursday, September 20, 2018
And went from 147.8 to 142.1 in 3 days. I’m Not even kidding! It had to be some water weight but it was there for over a week and would not budge. I lost my diet bet over it and had to fix myself aka get myself back on track. I was in a funk... it happens! The important part is, I put in the effort this week to turn things around and get back on track. Here’s what I’ve been doing this week. Note** this is coming off from losing a diet bet & then a couple days of eating way too many monster cookies for meals. I needed a break from the restriction but I need to be healthy! I heard someone say, “ It’s easier to stay fit than to get fit”. That hit me and I knew I needed to get back on track. I’d gained about 7-8 pounds and felt the urge to jump back on the wagon before I let my progress slip anymore. This week I’ve really stayed on track with my nutrition and workouts and the progress has been amazing! I’m back down to 142 and feeling great and motivated again! The dietbet referee may question me because I’m almost to my goal weight and it’s literally been 3 days! But I know I need to stay consistant or things could go haywire again.
Here’s what I’ve been following... basically Trainer Lindsey’s workouts with either her or trainer Kami’s meal plans. Here’s a sample of my norm these past few days-
1) eat in a calorie deficit
2) track macros and stay about 35/35/30
3) cut out snacking / eat real food
4) drink 8-9 cups water/day
5) work out 20 min/day strength/cardio
6) go on a run/push myself
7) log everything but don’t obsess over it!
1 egg, 1-2 egg whites, 2 oz chicken 2 pan fried corn tortillas (or white cheddar rice cakes) with salsa, 1 sm spicy guac
3 oz chicken, (or a sm amt of ground beef taco meat) 1/4 cup black beans, 1/4 cup
Corn, 1/2 sm spicy guac, lettuce and salsa
3.5 oz Chicken, steamed broccoli, a little soy sauce, S&P, slice Swiss cheese
Snack options: 2/ day
Natural (no fake sugar) Chocolate protein shake with 1/2 frozen banana & almond milk. I’ve learned lately that Sucralose gives me a huge gut ache. It’s not good for me anyway, so I’ve ditched those products and switched to the Raw line sweetened with stevia and plant based.
Greek yogurt with blueberries - love this!
2 low fat string cheese with 3/4 cup of berries or grapes (swapped the grapes for 2oz red wine one day this week 😂) love it!
Green Apple and string cheese
*coffee black or 1 T of creamer
One more thing - I don’t do IF regularly but I did yesterday. I had a little black coffee in the morning but didn’t eat my first meal until 12:30 and then finished my last snack at 8:30 or 9:00pm. I had chicken and broccoli with 1/2 slice Swiss for dinner and then a chocolate banana shake for a snack and was satisfied.