This morning was a nice relief! The scale showed .7 lbs less! I was really hoping that the number would start going down eventually.
Weigh In: 169.9
Woke up a little after 6:30 a.m. to get that workout in before getting ready for work.
Activity: 3 sets of reverse flys, skater lunges, double crunches; over 10k steps; writing this blog while on the treadmill.
Breakfast: 1 slice whole grain bread, 1 hard egg with onions, 1 TBSP light mayo, 2 slices Wright maple bacon
Snack: 1.5 oz. bag salted cashews
Lunch: chickpea pasta with mac & cheese sauce, 1 small avocado, a couple forkfuls of homemade kimchi
Dinner: 1/2 plate salad with tomato and a drizzle of buffalo sauce, 1/4 plate of brown rice, 1/4 plate beef and broccoli stirfry
Water is very important – especially if you are moving around a lot! By the time I got done with the workout this morning, I had already drank 32 oz. of ice water again. My goal typically is to have three 32 oz mugs of ice water by the time I go to bed. If I walk over 12k steps, I’m definitely aiming to drink more water than that.
A few things I’m keeping an eye out on:
- Amount of sugar in a serving – if it’s more than 4g, I am being cautious
- Amount of protein in a serving – I’m aiming for at least 20g of protein per serving each meal
- If I have a sweet tooth craving, I turn on the keurig and add creamer to my cup of coffee
Last week, each day I was losing weight – it wasn’t a lot, but I could see there was progress! This is why I want to share with everyone what I am doing and I welcome any constructive comments as well.
**I am not a nutritionist or personal trainer by any means and my results can very much vary from anyone else’s. Please keep that in mind and feel free to share this blog with friends!