WIAW plus a workout update

Alexandria
Lifestyle
June 22, 2016

Happy day friends!
I am on week 2 of this 8 week challenge and I finally weighed myself.

I’m down 4 lbs. Woohoo!
I figure if I lose about 2-3 lbs a week I’ll be golden.
But I did google this just in case there was a magic trick.
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There’s no magic trick. Major key: Eat right and exercise. The weight will come off slowly, how it’s supposed to. Losing weight in crazy, unrealistic time almost ensures it to come back!

For workouts right out I’m using at-home workout DVDs and working out with Alisha using a combination of elliptical and PowerPlate machine. She’s a fellow mom and we may have used our babies as weights for some squats.

I’m really switching up the workouts this 3rd time around and I’m going to start running again! YAY! I received my jogging stroller car seat attachment in the mail so if everything fits and all goes well, I’ll set off on my first postpartum run! I haven’t ran in 10 weeks, so I might die.

Originally when I started last week I set out to do the entire 8 weeks of the Beachbody Insanity program. That’s what I did post-pregnancy with Sophia and had amazing results. It’s an awesome program and I know that it works…if you ACTUALLY do the workouts, everyday, and not eat like crap.  I also did it post-pregnancy with Penelope but for only 4 weeks and still had great results.
This time around I just cannot get into it. I did the first 4 workouts of it last week and started dreading it.
FYI: You shouldn’t dread exercise…you should find something you enjoy.

After 5 years, Insanity is just too predictable and monotonous for me. I know I needed something new to push me through. Insert Insanity MAX 30! It’s new moves, new format, and it’s only 30 minutes! I’m excited again!

I am not a Beachbody coach nor do I want to be. I just really like their workout programs. 😉

So, along with all that working out, getting buff and stuff, I’ve also been really good with my eating. I didn’t have any of the 9 desserts on Father’s Day! Sweets are totally my downfall and I’ve stayed clear. Again, no sweets/refined sugar, no white carbs, and minimal processed foods.

WIAW (3)

Monday
7am Breakfast: 1 slice of seeded toast and 2 eggs. Coffee with almond milk.
10am Snack: sliced carrots & cucumbers
1pm Lunch: Post-Workout Protein shake – Almond milk/water, banana, vanilla protein powder, peanut butter, blueberries
3pm Snack: Apple
6pm Dinner: Teriyaki chicken with sauteed zucchini, snap peas, red pepper
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Tuesday
7am Breakfast: 1 slice of seeded toast and 2 eggs. Coffee with almond milk.
9am Snack: almonds
1pm Lunch: Panera Lunch date: Green Goddess Cobb Salad with chicken
3pm Snack: Sliced carrots and 2 cocktail cucumbers
6pm Dinner: Mushroom and Onion Covered Chicken with roasted asparagus
7pm Snack “Dessert”: Grapefruit
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Wednesday
7am Breakfast: 1 slice of seeded toast and 2 eggs. Coffee with almond milk.
10am Snack: Post-Workout Protein shake – Almond milk/water, banana, vanilla protein powder, peanut butter
1pm Lunch: Spring salad with carrots and tomatoes
3pm Snack: Almonds
6pm Dinner: Ground turkey burgers with Brussel sprout skewers
7pm Snack “Dessert”:

Hope everyone is having an active and healthy week!
XOXO

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