You know when you wake up and are so excited you can hardly sleep any longer because you are catching a flight to some awesome city for the weekend, or going to your best friends wedding, or simply just have a fun day ahead? That is not at all how I felt waking up today. I kept pressing SNOOZE hoping to avoid DAY 1 of my challenge. Eventually I forced myself to get up out of bed and commit myself to this challenge. I started my day with the following workout:
570 calories burned
Ab workout – 300 count
Alternated a variety of abs until I reached 300 total
Crunches, bicycles, full sit-ups, frog-ups.
*At this point I didn’t realize that I probably didn’t need to kill myself on the treadmill, but don’t you worry all of these lessons are ahead.
Then I decided it was time to get some fuel in my body. Personally I prefer to eat after a workout, not before. But whatever works for you personally is how you should schedule your workouts and meals.
Cup of coffee with Almond milk (unsweetened) – I only drank about half the cup because I am what you would call a French Vanilla coffee creamer junkie. This was really hard for me because I live for my coffee in the morning.
2 eggs scrambled with onion and red bell pepper – cooked in bacon fat
2 pieces uncured bacon
Morning Juice ~
Cutie – orange
5 pieces of ice
4 oz coconut water
3 slices pineapple
Today I went to my daughter’s soccer game. It was really windy, but being out in the sun felt really nice.
I wasn’t hungry for lunch but was exhausted!!! Took a 2 hour nap and I am not a napper. I am starting to worry about how this whole thing will effect my work week. I can’t afford to be dragging at work. My days are full and I need my energy.
Shredded chicken salad:
1 whole avocado smashed up
1 celery stalk
1 stalk of green onion chopped
black pepper to taste
Boiled 2 Beets – white and yellow.
Bring water to a boil add pinch of sald – reduce to medium heat and let simmer covered for 45 minutes. Removed from heat, put cold water over beets and scrapped off skin with knife.
Eating plain (b/c I love the way they taste). Beets are like candy!
Chopped up all of my veggies (red bell peppers, brocolli, carrots, and celery) so they are easy to snack on and grab some for work lunches/snacks.
February 16th slept 10 hours – had my daughter, my dog and my parents dog in the bed. Although I went to bed at 9(ish) and woke up around 7 I was still tired because of poor sleeping conditions. Everyone always says how essential good sleep is to your health, complexion, life, etc…I need to figure this one out. As a mom there are just some things you cannot control!
Day 1 I would call a success. Beyond the exhaustion I am doing good!