Temptations, temptations, temptations….they are everywhere! I don’t try to restrict myself too much when it comes to eating because I love food. I eat whenever I feel hungry as you will notice in my food journal. But like so many women out there especially those who are working towards losing weight, I am not immune to treats! I love sweets and salty! Lol! But when I put myself on a “clean eating” parameter, instantly my mind wants to resists!
It’s a good thing, you are here to be my voice of reason! So thank you! =)
You’re probably shaking your head right now, wondering what the heck am I talking about (maybe). So, allow me to tell you what happened…My first willpower trial! Hah!
I did my SLDL challenge in the afternoon since I trained in the morning. And as you will notice later on in my workout journal, I pushed myself to go heavier on weights. It felt great, let me tell you! But the mistake I did was not consuming anything else other than water after my workout. I am not using any supplements right now because my husband and I discussed that we should really try all natural for now, and see how far we can take ourselves to. So, that means no convenient protein shake that I can quickly make then head out the door.
I had to run to the store to grab a few groceries. I left home thinking I was only going for a quick trip and back. So I should be okay until I get home to hold off on snacking. Big mistake! After I left home I realized that I needed to make a couple quick stops on the way too. So, as soon as I entered the store, I was smacked right in the face (pretty much) of all these temptations! Pastries, cookies, chips! All the good (bad) stuff! Lol! And because I just did some heavy lifting (for me), I was starving at this point! Now, I really wished I had taken something before leaving home, because it had been a half hour later since my workout challenge.
As you can imagine, I was so close to giving in, even thinking of using my kids as an excuse to grab a “snack for them”. Lol! But then, I remembered You. I know I had to come back here and write down what I ate for the day. Soooo, my willpower won out and I made it home safely, thanks to you! Then I immediately made myself and my kids a healthy fruit smoothie instead! Hooray!
So, a big THANK YOU to YOU, my friend!
Ok, moving on!
Here’s a record of what I ended up consuming yesterday.
Early Morning: 1 glass of water with apple cider vinegar, 1 cup of coffee, 1 banana
Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled, 1 apple cinnamon muffin, cup of milk
Morning Snack: 1 medium apple
Lunch: Leftover Easy shredded beef with a side of homemade coleslaw
Afternoon snack: 16 oz cup of smoothie (milk, spinach, banana, mixed berries, peanut butter)
Dinner: 1 bowl of beef stew with 1 hard-boiled egg
Plus lots of water all throughout the day.
Now comes the fun part, the workout!
If you’ve been following me along I’ve mentioned before that I’m doing the Rock Solid program by Lauren Brooks for my personal 6 weeks to Shred challenge.
Today is week 1, beach body section.
This is my 3rd attempt to do Rock Solid program in a month’s time.
On my first attempt of doing the Rock Solid, I could feel my body was very weak due to lack of consistent workout in the past. So when I got to the beach body portion of the program (2nd training day out of 3 for the first week) my body was so sore especially my back. I ended up cutting the workout short because I couldn’t keep going anymore. Then I ended up taking a longer break after that.
I tried a second time but my mind wasn’t in it so I quit right away. Until I received an email from Lauren Brooks about the single leg deadlift challenge. I know she’d sent many workout challenges in the past but this one, I was interested. One, because I love deadlifts. And two, I know I had to start somewhere, train my body slowly to become stronger. And this seems like a great challenge that doesn’t take so much time to do.
So now I’m in it, pushing myself harder every time. My back is feeling stronger, I feel stronger, I can do this!
So here I am, taking on my own personal challenge of 6 weeks to shred! This time around though, I’m very happy to report that I made it through the beach body section of the program. I pushed myself harder and still walked out after with energy to spare. I feel great!
Here’s what I did:
Goblet squats: 3 sets,/ 12, 10, 8 reps/ I used 3o lbs for 12 & 10 reps, then moved up to 35 lbs. for 8 reps
High swings: 3 sets/ 15 reps each using 30 lbs for the first 2 sets and 35 lbs for the last set
Back lunges: 3 sets/ 12, 10, 9 reps/ 25 lbs.
High pulls: 3 sets/ 8,7,6 reps/ 25 lbs.
I also did push ups, suspension rows, ab roller, Janda sit ups and some stretches and warm-up/cool down movements. The whole program is divided into 3 sections with a combination of all those routines I mentioned. It took me about 50 minutes to complete the whole thing.
Then later on the day, I did my Day 20 of 28 days Single Leg Deadlift Challenge.
It’s ladder day, 5, 4, 3, 2 reps and I tested myself for 1 rep each side with a much heavier bell.
Here’s what I did for the SLDL challenge:
5 & 4 reps each using 35 lbs.
3 reps each using 44 lbs.
2 reps each using 48 lbs.
1 rep each using 53 lbs. kettlebell
Let me tell you, how ahhmaaazing I feel having accomplished all that! I know I’m going to be sore tomorrow, and I’m going to love all of it! =)
So have you decided to start your own workout challenge yet? Let me know (if you want to) and we can do it together!
Stay tuned for Day 4!
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