Well, I keep a written one of these for myself but I'd love to get feedback and also be held accountable and be encouraged along the way - nothing like feeling support!
Yesterday was the start of week 5 of my new nutrition and training program, but also what I am dubbing 'neo week one' of a more structured and disciplined approach of twelve initial weeks to get me into a habit which I intend to maintain. The last four weeks have been a great learning experience for me.
Yesterday began with me waking up even earlier than normal - 6.00am - but forcing myself to sleep until 6.30am knowing I had a long show (3hrs) that evening to do. Naturally, the show was cancelled later in the day due to illness on the part of the client!
but c'est la vie, he'll book again.
Then it was up and downstairs for a 15 minute stretch before 45 minutes on the pole, working on a new move that is giving my hell and that I know I have to especially strengthen my abs for.
During my pole workout I had my protein shake and fibre drink then it was off to the gym for 20 minutes of interval cardio on the elliptical.
I start off at a brisk walking pace which develops into a fast jog. The first two minutes are a warm-up at a working load personally designated as 'level 5 intensity'. After the first two minutes I increase the working load by 2 points every minute until I get up to a 'level 9 intensity' before dropping back down to level 6. I repeat this until the second last minute where I push up to level 10, then drop back down level 5 for a cool down on the final minute. Afterwards, I am flushed red all over and very sweaty, usually on an endorphin high and feeling great. I increase the starting load every couple of weeks.
After my shower, it's into work where my food day begins.
10.00am: Apple pieces - 44 calories - Biodynamic fat-free yoghurt with almonds, pepitas, sultanas, pineapple and apple - 327 calories
1.00pm: Four beans mixed with corn - 176 calories
3.30pm: Miso soup - 90 calories - Carrot sticks dipped in houmous - 75 calories
7.00pm: Grilled tandoori tofu with steamed broccoli, asparagus and green beans - 300 calories plus a tablespoon of peanut butter - 123 calories
I also had another protein shake after dinner - they're 110 calories each.
This morning it basically started off the same way, with the exception I cooked up a huge mound of brown rice, and took a single serve into work with me with some steam-ready broccoli and cauliflower. I'm about to have that as my first meal of the day.
I was intending for tomorrow evening to be my first weights day of the week, but I may have a show to do so it might be Thursday morning instead which will mean the second will be on Saturday. My gym is only open until 3.00pm on Saturdays which requires me to be organised!
Anyway, I am seeing the nutritionist at 12.00noon on Thursday and looking forward to her advice. I am determined to see some changes in my body and am going to commit myself to eating better and with greater thought. Let's see how I will go...