This past weekend was a great reminder why I only drink occasionally and moderately. It wasn’t so bad really but for me who only drinks occasionally, it was rough! I was dehydrated, tired and feeling queasy most of the day on Sunday. Ugh! But I learned my lesson and that actually kind of turned me off from drinking again for a while! 🙂
That was a glimpse of me, giving in and being weak! That’s okay, life happens and we just need to learn to roll with the punches. So moving on!
I woke up Monday morning feeling pretty excited about my week’s challenges! This past weekend felt like I undid what little progress I have made towards my 6 Weeks to Shred challenge. So now I really have to push hard this week to make up for it. I wouldn’t want to come to the end of my own challenge feeling like a failure! Nope!
So let’s take a look at what I consumed for the day!
Early Morning: glass of water with acv, cup of coffee
Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled, cinnamon bun (rare treat since we have company coming over in the morning), banana
Lunch: Ground pork with egg & kimchi & side of salad (this was so good, I ate too much! Lol! But I stayed full until dinner so that was good! ;))
Dinner: Meatloaf with a side of yellow and green beans (I used this recipe and modified it a bit and skipped on the sauce topping)
Plus lots of water throughout the day! I don’t honestly track how much I drink in a day (maybe I should!) but it seems like I fill my 20 oz water bottle so much during the course of the day!
Before I move on to the workout part, I wanted to share with you this sample of meal plan I came up with for the week. Please note though that this is not written in stone, it could change! Also, I am not working on a weight loss program and I make my menu based on the whole family’s needs and preferences.
So you see, the food I eat should be good enough that my kids can also eat them. Then I don’t have to cook a separate meal for them, and thus saves me time (because which mom has tons of extra time on their hands?). Also it has to be sustainable, not a short period “diet” plan. My 6 Weeks to Shred challenge is only a kickstart to a much healthier and stronger lifestyle. I plan to keep going! 🙂
Sample meal plan for the week:
Monday: Meatloaf with mixed veggies
Tuesday: Easy Slow-cooker Baby Back Ribs with homemade coleslaw & baked sweet potato
Wednesday: Chicken with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce served on top of spaghetti squash
Thursday: Slow-cooked Brisket and Onions with a side of steamed broccoli & cauliflower “rice”
Friday: Homemade Burger with or without bun, side of salad & sweet potato fries
I try to cook extra so we have leftovers to eat for lunch the next day, if not, I usually have a back-up lunch planned that is quick and easy to put together. For breakfasts, I like to eat eggs (as you will probably have noticed already) and I also make homemade baked muffins for my kids which I end up eating as well! 🙂
This is the 2nd week of Rock Solid Kettlebell program I am on and I couldn’t be more excited to get going!
I started this week with Backside Conditioning and let me tell you, I was totally winded! It sure was pretty challenging and I enjoyed it!
Here’s what I did:
Glute bridge in TRX (but I used gymnastic rings because that’s what we have and it works!): 4 sets of 10 reps
Heavy 1-arm swing: 4 sets of 5 each side using 35 lbs.
Light 2-hand swing: 4 sets, 25 reps using 30 lbs.
I also did burpees, squat jumps and mountain climbers, 4 sets each for 20 seconds at a time. This is such a great well-rounded program! If you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly encourage you! Go here.
I am also on Day 24 of 28 Day Single Leg Deadlift challenge.
For the challenge, I did 4 sets of 5 reps each side using 44 lbs or 20 kg kettlebell.
I am so close to finishing and am excited to start a new challenge which I think will be the Kettlebell Press challenge for 21 days. Stay tuned for more on that! Or go ahead and check it out yourself! Who knows, you may be encouraged to try it as well!
That’s all for today!
I hope you enjoyed this post!
So, have you decided to start your own journey to a healthier and stronger You yet? If not, it’s never too late to start! Follow me along or better yet, join me! The more the merrier!
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