I’m telling myself that the muscle is building, which does way more than fat, SO… the scale will constantly fluctuate. 🙂
Weigh In: 169.5
This time last week: 170.1
Activity: 3 sets of lying tricep extensions, hamstring curls, and seated twists; over 10k steps; writing this blog while on the treadmill.
Breakfast: Smoothie with 1 apple, 1 banana, ice, almond milk, 1 TBSP almond butter, 1 scoop protein powder
Snack: No snack today
Lunch: Lasagna made with whole grain noodles, meat sauce made from crumbled up black bean burgers, healthy spinach artichoke dip with smoked chicken and sweet peppers
Dinner: Smothered pork chop, corn, baby potatoes. Recipe for the smothered pork chops is here!
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!
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