It’s go time.
My prom is in 25 days, and I want to reduce my love handles in my dress! They’re really not bad at all right now- way better than when I first bought the dress, but I want to be streamline (or mostly) from my waist down. I don’t really want lumps. SO! That means lots of lifting, cardio, and especially clean eating, which lately has been my not so strong suit. I also want to stick to ~1600 calories a day (at least!), more if my exercise is intense. I also need to focus on abs a lot more, because right now I’m mostly just doing one or two moves whenever I go to the gym. I need to have set days that I do abs, and I’m thinking they’ll be on shoulder day, chest & triceps day, and then two other cardio days.
For cardio right now I’m mostly using the stair master (which is killer!) and the elliptical (HIIT). I know I didn’t share this, but I did a 10km two weekends ago, and actually did really well :) I got seventh out of sixty in my age group, and 164/2100 for women. I’m really pleased because ti was my first race ever :) I also know that I could have done better, because for the first half I ran it with my friend who isn’t quite as fit, so I was going slower than necessary. I haven’t ran since then because the weather’s been crappy, but hopefully tomorrow I will :)
Chickpea salad, iced tea with a little honey, and ezekiel toast with avocado and honey for lunch :)
If I weren’t on my period, my tummy would be loving me today.
Greek yogurt makes my tummy happy.
Exploring Intuitive Eating again.
I did it for a while, then had a few ‘off’ weeks and gained a bit of weight, so I started counting calories again. Except when I do that, I find that I’m so obsessed with reaching a certain amount of calories that I don’t really think about what nutrients I’m feeding my body, only that I’m at a certain amount of calories. I’m not eating what I truly want, when I truly want it, because the next day I’ll end up binging on something like chocolate, which I really wanted yesterday. If that makes any sense. I also get anxious and have the ‘screw it, i’ll just eat everything’ attitude when I go over my ‘calorie budget’ for the day, and eat whatever I want. I’m reading the book, and so far today it’s gone really well. I hope I can stick to this, because I’m so sick of eating what I think I should be rather than what my body really needs.
Crazy workout day.
6 miles (2 mile warm up, 3 miles sprints with 4 minutes sprinting and one minute walking, one mile cool down) literally killed me. I was negotiating with myself the whole time, ‘okay lauren, if you finish this without walking when you’re supposed to be sprinting, you can walk your cool down mile’. It worked, but I needed up jogging my cool down mile anyways :) then I went back to the gym a little later and did my back and bicep workout :) I think i’ll also do some ab ripper x today, because i want to look hawt in my bikini.
B: oatmeal (same as the other day)
L: salad with balsamic, greek yogurt, carrots with hummus
PW #2: apple
PstW: vanilla protein shake (unsweetend cocoa, vanilla protein powder, 1/2 banana, unsweetened chocolate almond milk)
S: chocolate girl guide cookie, baked kettle BBQ chips
D: 4 pieces sweet potato tempura roll, 4 pieces banana sushi
Pretty good so far! I’m pleased with myself for stopping at 8 pieces of sushi instead of my usual 12, because I always feel stuff after. I might have some scrambled egg whites with hot sauce later to bring up the protein, but I think today’s been pretty good. I definitely could have gone without the cookie and chips, but I burned about 700 calories today so I’m not too worried about it.
Drinking water like its my day job.
Bloat from pizza, go awaaaay please.
Just stopped myself while eating ‘healthy’ chips.
Yogurt was a better option. Proud of myself :)
The Game Plan:
- Carbs (as in whole grains) at breakfast. For example; oatmeal, ezekiel toast, etc.
- 100g of protein a day
- 7 servings of vegetables a day
- about 2 servings of fruit a day
- Eat when hungry, stop when full
- ~1700 calories a day (workout days) and ~1500 on rest days
- 3 cups of green tea a day (caffeinated in the morning, decaffeinated at night)
- 5 litres of water
- No chips, candy, or chocolate (with the exception of unsweetened cocoa powder)
I’m so ready to do this, and completely cleanse my body of this past week :)
Ideas for what to have with spaghetti squash?
Usually I would just put a little healthy choice tomato sauce on, but because that has added sugar I can’t. Any suggestions?
I really want to do a juice cleanse.
The past few days have not been great eating wise. Nothing too bad, just too much snacking, and too much sugar, even though I’m supposed to be giving them up for lent. It’s annoying because I won’t let myself have things like bread that have added sugar, but I’m totally okay indulging in chocolate. I’m so silly sometime. I feel like a need a fresh start, and I think a day or two juice cleans would be the perfect way to do it. Only problem is, I don’t have a juicer….