So, I made it through day 1 of my journey and personal challenge to shred my post baby weight (particularly my midsection) in 6 weeks. I am so excited! I know the road will be long and challenging but I am determined this time!
Compared to somebody who is really serious about toning up and leaning down in a short amount of time, my plans are pretty basic and maybe even vague for some. But for now, I am okay with that because I just want to get started, instead of waiting until all plans are written down.
At the moment, I want to capitalize on my enthusiasm and use it to fuel myself to get to where I want to be. I know for a fact that the longer we think about doing something, the easier it becomes non-existent. I have been waiting for this moment, you see. This moment where my motivation is high enough that I feel untouchable, incredible and that I believe that I can achieve anything I put my mind into. So here I am, taking action once and for all!
I decided to include here what I eat on a daily basis. Because this way, I am forced to stay on a healthy eating track when I know you’ll be here reading it. Lol! I don’t have a laid out plan for meals yet but I’m hoping to work on that very soon.
Also read: 6 Weeks to Shred ~ Introduction
So here goes, my Day 1.
Before working out I started my morning with a glass of water and a cup of coffee with milk and sugar (Yep! not going for perfect here).
Breakfast: 2 eggs spinach and cheese omelet + a handful of blackberries
Morning snack: handful of almonds + small clementine orange (because my daughter asked to peel it but didn’t eat it)
Lunch: leftover roasted chicken breast with a side of baby spring mix salad
Afternoon snack: 1 tall mug of tropical smoothie (I made my own concoction! ;))
Dinner: Filipino style pork steak and a side of mixed veggies
I drank lots of water throughout the day but I have a little confession, I ate 3 little chocolate eggs from our Easter treats! Lol! Hey, I’m only on day 1!
For my workout routine, I bought and am following Lauren Brooks’ Rock Solid program and also taken on the 28 day single leg deadlift challenge. I am not going into too much details of my workout routine but if you are interested to see the whole program please click the link above and check it out for yourself.
So, I basically did 3 circuit-like routine with a combination of deadlifts, swings, renegade rows, reverse flys, & high pull, catch and squat. All these took me almost an hour to finish including warm-up, a little bit of cool down and stretches and conditioning in between.
Sumo deadlift: 3 sets/ 12,10,8 reps using 20 kg.
Suitcase deadlift with walk: 3 sets/ 12,10,8 reps using double 25 lbs. kettlebells
1-arm rows: 3 sets of 3 slow reps each side using 25 lbs.
Reverse flys: I used gymnastic rings because that’s what we have. 3 sets/12, 10, 8 reps
Light high pull, catch & squat: 3 sets/ 12, 10, 8 reps using 25 lbs.
And for the fitness challenge, I am participating on a 28 day single leg deadlift challenge put out by Lauren Brooks. This actually what got my motivation level up to finally buckling down and start working towards a healthier and stronger body. If you are interested to join, check it out here. She actually has a facebook group specifically for this challenge, full of people who are doing the same thing and inspiring and motivating each other.
Today is my day 18 of the 28 day SLDL challenge and its rest day. But to catch you up, I started using a 25 lbs kettlebell and planned on increasing it by 5 lbs every week of the challenge. Currently, I am using 35 lbs and will be increasing in weight in a couple of days, we’ll see.
So there you have it!
So far I feel great! Sore, but a good kind of sore! Lol! I’m still excited and pumped to keep going!
How about you? Are you ready to join me in my journey?
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