This week I get an A for AWESOME!
Even though I forewarned my team at work that I might be a total bitch for the next couple of weeks while I get used to my 1200-calorie-a-day quota, I found I was super busy so I didn’t have time to think about food and when I did I was prepared with healthy, low-cal nutrition so I didn’t have to panic! I did have a couple of drinks & also ate out but I stayed under my calorie quota.
I had a really great week….and this is my review:
5.30am rise & run with my workout buddies Jay & Harley.
6am session in the gym; weights workout. It seems too exhausting right now to relive my workout with you…I did a strong leg & arm workout and finished with abs & stretching.
6am boxing workout in the park with Jay (while Harley runs around chasing birds). Its such a great workout combining boxing drills, foot work, head movement, pyramid circuit, combos & sparring. Jay likes to pretend that we’re training for the MMA and I don’t mind cause I get to kick his butt!
6am strength workout at the gym including;
- 10 min warmup on the Xtrainer
- 5 sets x 15 reps Legpress 60Kgs
- 3 sets (per leg) single leg lunges x 15 reps holding 15kg barbell
- 3 sets (per leg) single hamstring/glute extenders x 15 reps 25kgs
- 3 sets x 15 reps chest press 20kgs
- 3 sets x 20 reps bicep curls 17.5kgs
- 3 sets x 20 reps tricep dips
- 3 sets x 15 reps back rows 25kgs
- stretching & roller
30 minute stretch/semi-yoga session at home.
I had a prior engagement so I postponed my SSS til Sunday and had Saturday as rest day.
I broke up my SSS workout into two sessions on Sunday; the first was a walk around the harbour with Harley and the second was a solid cross training session in the gym which included a mega amount of step-ups & mountain climbers, and a leg & arm workout. In Mish’s training plan she always has these ‘final blasts’ so I finished my workout with 30 burpees. PAIN!
Weigh-in: 1.7kg loss!!! I think it was mainly fluid, but still, what a great start to the week!
I went through a phase of really loving porridge, but that phase is over. I loath porridge and this was awful to eat. Yuck! Dinner was much yummier; a “burger” made without bread using a field mushroom as the base.
I have turned a corner on eggs – I love them! Dinner was one of my favourites by far…110g steak with oven roasted pumpkin & beetroot and wilted spinach with fresh grated ginger and blood orange juice. My sweet-tooth kicked in and I ate 213 calories worth of no-sugar, fat-free lollies made with so much maltitol, I was sick as a dog through the night. I won’t be making that mistake again!
How I love toast with avocado! Eggs featured again in my lunch & we had steamed fish, veggies & salad for family dinner.
So, one of my goals over the next 12 weeks is not to drink alcohol. On Thursday I failed…I blame Gracie!…but really, it was me. I had a glass of wine with my BFF after work at a lovely little local wine bar called Gallon. It’s not a big deal in terms of the program as I still stayed under my 1200 calorie quota for the day, but I am a little disappointed in the fact that I wasn’t even a week in before caving. However, if I look on the bright side, I have cut down on my alcohol consumption massively. I guess the occasional drink isn’t going to derail me…
My favourite lunch (sushi & edamame) and one of my fave dinners!
Jay, Gracie, Harley & I went to Cafe XXII for breakfast. The food & coffee is really good, but the services is terrible. When we left well-known Aussie chef Luke Mangan took our table and started bombarding the waiter with questions about where they source their bread & eggs! He probably got better service than us. After being out & about all day I just couldn’t be bothered to cook, so we got some Thai stirfry delivered.
Eggs are becoming a frequent event in my meals. And I like them! I think I’m finally over the “fact” my favourite uncle told me when I was 12 – that ‘eggs are the discharge of a chicken’. Yep, that scarred me for the next 20 years of my life… but thankfully I’ve moved on. Fresh mushrooms from the farmers market and an egg white omelette for dinner after we got home from the gym.
On the whole I had a good week; strong training & staying within my calories. Success!