A strange thing happened to me today, I got excited to come home and workout…weird. Plenty of times I’ve been anxious to get off work to go for a run but that’s because a good run can clear my mind and reduce my stress like nothing else. But I’ve NEVER looked forward to a strength training day. I hate lifting weights, I’m not good at it. Why would I look forward to doing something I’m not good at. I guess that’s a clear sign that this program is doing something right! It might be all in my head but I can already tell I’m getting stronger after only 5 days. And as much as I hate to admit it, I’m starting to enjoy strength training. I can’t wait to see how I feel and look in 50 days from now!
Today’s workout routine focused on slow, isolated moves followed by 10 reps at a fast pace while still keeping proper form. It was fun to go from 10 reps really slow to 10 fast reps, it made the time go by really quickly. And I got to stare at a hot man for 25 minutes 😉
I had another great meal day today (pat on back). One of my co-workers had given me a Starbucks giftcard from Christmas so I made a quick trip on my way to work but I still did my best to stick to my plan.
M1: Grande non-fat cappuccino and an egg-white, spinach, feta wrap
M2: An orange and organic light mozzarella string cheese
M3: Vegan chocolate shakeology with a banana, spoonful of peanut butter, and 8oz water
M4: Tomato slices with EVOO and balsamic vinegar
M5: Chicken cauliflower rice bowl with broccoli, snow peas, and carrots, topped with homemade Thai peanut sauce.
- Mike made a great healthy dinner tonight. He planned on using brown rice as the base but I had already had my carb allowance for the day so he used cauliflower rice instead. He made this delicious Thai peanut sauce by mixing small amounts of peanut butter, tamari, fresh ginger, red pepper flakes, fresh garlic, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, and almond milk together. He only used a splash of each and it created a dressing to drizzle over the rice bowl. Great job babe!!