21 posts tagged fitness
I don’t really have a good name for this weekly recap. Please feel free to suggest one in the comments.
Hi lovers! I am happy to report that this week was mucho, mucho better on the fitness front. I managed to work out five times. yes! Well, technically the fifth time will be tomorrow, but if I visualize it, it will happen, right? I’m currently on Level 5 of Continuity 1.2. To explain that a little better, I did the first 90 days of Tracy Anderson’s Metamorphosis, which she just calls good ole Metamorphosis. But that was last summer. After Metamorphosis you move on to Continuity which you do for the rest of your life, basically. The first 90 days of Continuity are 1.1, the next 90 are 1.2 and the 90 after that will be 1.3. Then, I’ll go on to 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3. ya dig?
Anwhoziwhatzit, like I said, I’m on Level 5 of 1.2 and I’ve basically been sore since I started it. And, I’m only two workouts in. If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, then you know that I basically think Tracy Anderson is a genius. After a year+ on this loony program, I sort of started to think, “oh yeah, I got this. I’m a pro at this stuff now.” wrong. Just when you think you know everything Tracy knows, bam! she gives you a new level to shake things up. I am contorting and twisting my legs and balancing on one arm in ways I didn’t think possible. And I swear I can see the love jiggle just melting away. Swear. So, that’s pretty awesome. Mind you, it’s also awesomely hard, but at least I feel like all my work is not in vain. I can’t say the same for the hours of spin I used to log at the gym.
Okay, on to food. Half of the time I actually remembered to take pictures of what I ate. The other half I didn’t, but I’m trying to get better. Remember that I promised I’d tell you everything I ate, so that’s what I’m trying to do. I hate those blogs or magazines that talk about food to eat and they are like eat oatmeal for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and lean proteins and veggies for dinner. That’s great and all, but I need to know EXACTLY what to eat. So, I put together an extremely overly detailed recap for you. Bear in mind that I’m doing low carb. Not to be confused with no carb.
Breakfast. I mostly eat eggs for breakfast and if I have an avocado in the house, I’ll chop 1/4 of it up and put it on top of my eggs. Also, I am a creature of habit, so add toast under the eggs and this is exactly what I eat for breakfast 250 days out of the year. I don’t really have any other good ideas for a low carb breakfast. Do you?
Lunch. Salad. That’s it. I didn’t do a good job at the grocery store last weekend (read: I didn’t go), so I’ve had to rely on salad bars and restaraunts which is mostly annoying for me and probably the waiters, too. Also, salads don’t photograph very well on a camera phone and they are pretty disgusting looking anyways, so I’m just warning you.
This is a cobb salad I made at the Whole Foods salad bar. Except there is no avocado because they don’t offer that at the salad bar.
And this is a chicken salad from Chipotle.
Other salads included a taco salad at a Mexican restaurant, a gross salad from a coffee shop (note to self: don’t expect a good salad from a coffee shop), and today’s lunch was a smoothie. I like to change it up every once in a while.
Dinner. Every night was indeed a protein with veggies. And I didn’t photograph any of it. Blerg. So, I guess I really photographed way less than half of my meals. Let’s see if I can remember what I ate. Monday night we had crab cakes that Jason brought back from the coast (or was that Sunday?). Tuesday night we went out to eat and I got fried catfish (low carb, not no carb) with crispy kale and coleslaw. Wednesday I had… oh gosh… what did I have on Wednesday….Oh, grilled chicken with corn and roasted tomato salad. Thursday, I made salmon and attempted to recreate the crispy kale I had in the restaurant on Tuesday but it wasn’t nearly as good as the restaurant version. Tonight, we’ll probably grill something… maybe pork… and I’ll saute a very large zucchini squash I bought at the farmer’s market (which is also where the eggs and kale came from. support your local peeps, y’all).
I weighed myself today and I’m down 1.5 pounds from when I started. Woo hoo! So, I had some froyo to celebrate.
And if I’m being honest, I celebrated on Tuesday and last Sunday, too. Oopsies.
Oh, there were also a couple of bowls of fruit randomly thrown in there when all I really wanted was froyo but was exercising my willpower. It was sort of a good substitute, but not really. I mean, it tasted delicious but was just missing my beloved sweet, creamy and awesome froyo.