This was me at the end of week 1...
|What am I DOING!?|
As usual, the exercising part is easy for me to stick to, but the weaknesses are sticking to eating what I should. I've still been doing really well with no bread and no rice, but even without those in my diet the past 2 weeks, I haven't seen much different with the loss.
I wish I had more time to blog daily again, but this has just been a super busy past couple of weeks! The first 4 days of the "insane" workout were probably the most difficult for me. I could barely walk, and it hurt to do ANYTHING (e.g. move, walk, sit, stand, breathe, sneeze, etc.)
I finally started feeling stronger and like myself after the first Cardio Recovery workout on day 4 because it had me to do a TON of stretches. Ever since then, I've been able to power through most of the moves. The ones I have the most difficulty with are the ones that involve the upper body, but I can definitely tell that I'm improving. I also upped my protein intake to help with the recovery as well.
Last weekend, I was able to make myself a yummy fruit smoothie with 1% milk. I made a big 24oz glass of it that I was able to enjoy for 2 days!
|1/2 an avocado, 4 strawberries, 6 blackberries, 12 blueberries,|
1 banana, 1cup 1% milk, and 1/2 a gala apple blended
|catfish with paprika, romaine, and sautéed squash|
During my last grocery trip, I tried out 4 different brands of Greek yogurt, and I ended up liking them all! I think my favorite was a Yoplait coconut and vanilla Greek yogurt, but the Chobani Banana was a close 2nd! The yogurt pictured below had my favorite texture... I'm pretty picky when it comes to yogurt. haha! At least I know I have lots of options now!