JustReal Lean |Day 4 & 5

Oh my lord – my muscles. My legs – so stiff. I’m looking forward to my cardio tomorrow. I plan on foam rolling these poor muscles of mine. It’s going to hurt so good.

So, a few things:

I definitely need to drink even more water. I find that I’m sweating SO much more – My body feels amped up! But, I feel a bit more dehydrated by the end of the day.

I could definitely eat more. Ha ha – I am SO use to fueling my body different. It’s odd to be in a deficiency. Not saying I’m starving – I just love to eat. I did use to weigh over 200lbs, remember. This girl knows how to eat – But now, I know what to eat! That’s important. I’m not going to bed starving every night, but evenings where I find myself a bit hungry before bed, I choose a small portion of protein/fat. This way, during sleep, my body will use the fat as fuel and my protein will go to help my muscles recover.

 

My energy is staying also up. I’m loving my energy levels throughout the day and I’m sleeping really well. I’m a good sleeper though. Ha ha. I’m still having some struggle with the early mornings. But, I’m taking small steps to get better at it. I should’ve known better than to just TRY to get up at 5am – I plan to slowly set my alarm earlier and earlier. Letting my body slowly ease into the routine, making it a habit and eventually, I’m up at 5-5:30am throughout the week! I LOVE being up early – Having those extra hours to get SHIT done.

As for my meal plan – I didn’t write one up. I’ve just been making a list for each week before meal prep, with my goals in mind and I eat what I’ve made for that week. I’m going to try to clean it up a bit more next week. I want to up my protein, and cut back a bit more on the refined sugars and carbs.

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What I’ve eaten:

Thursday

Breakfast: Ciabatta bun breakfast sandwich with bacon, egg whites, spinach and tomatoes.

Morning Snack: Celery and peanut butter.

Post Workout Shake: Arbonne Chocolate Protein Power and water.

Lunch: Huge spinach salad from BP.

Dinner: Tuna salad sandwich with spinach

Today

Breakfast: Smoothie

Morning Snack: Cottage cheese mixed with chocolate Hemp protein powder, slivered almonds, chia seed, hemp seeds and a small touch of honey.

Lunch: Sweet potato, carrot and butternut squash soup.

Afternoon Snack: Carrots.

Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, bok-choy and sweet potato.

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And my workouts:

Thursday (I really enjoyed this one)

10 sets, 3 reps
– leg press – 320,320,320,320,320,320,320,320,320,340
6 sets, 5 reps
– goblet squats – 100,110,110,110,110,110
5 sets, 6 reps
– glute bridge – 70
3 sets, 10 reps
– DB lunge – 25
– split squat – bw
2 sets, 15 reps
– glute ham raise – bw
1 set, 30 reps
– single leg extension – resistance machine

KB Swing – 25lb
Tabata 8x : 20 sec work, 10 sec rest
Steady-State Cardio: 25 minutes

STRETCH

Today

10 reps, 3 reps
– barbell press – 50,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60
6 sets, 5 reps
– DB lateral raise – 15
5 sets, 6 reps
– alt DB front raise – 15
3 sets, 10 reps
– DB shrug – 60
2 sets, 15 reps
– seated DB press – 15
1 set, 30 reps
– single arm upright row – 15

Now, I enjoyed this workout as well, but again I didn’t leave myself enough time to complete it. I nixed the cardio AGAIN! I suck. Although, I did teach my Core&Balance right after doing this and did get a decent sweat on and it was fairly low-impact. And we did that for 45 minutes. Way longer than my required 25 minutes of cardio…
Not a good excuse – Tomorrow I PLAN on completing the entire workout. No ifs, ands or buts!!

I need to make up my grocery list and hit up the store tomorrow, too. I’ll be all by myself next week, so I only have to worry about feeding myself! As much as I’ll miss Michael for the week, I’m looking forward to making all the foods for me. Muahaha, is that selfish? Nah. ;p

Ok, I work tomorrow – Just a short update. I’m going to finish my tea and head for bed. ZzzzZZZzzzzzZZzzzz

Good-night!

-Sam

 

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