My body built up some muscle! That is not the first thing I told myself this morning though. The first thought that popped in my head was ‘The scale is going to be more and it’s going the wrong way.’ My body is still sore and exhausted from Saturday, which I believe has a lot to do with this.
Weigh In: 167.3
This time last week: 167.5
Activity: 3 sets of shoulder presses, hamstring curls, side bends. Walked over 10,000 steps – wrote this blog while on the treadmill
Breakfast: 2 eggs with onion, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, tajin seasoning, 1 small avocado and cherry tomatoes
Snack: Small snack size of salted cashews
Lunch: Smoothie with 1 banana, spinach, 1 peach, almond milk, ice and cinnamon.
Dinner: Whole grain/flax seed wrap with buffalo chicken breast, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, feta cheese and chickpea Banza pasta with sloppy joe refried bean mix, pickles and banana peppers – buffalo sauce drizzled on top and homemade horseradish sauce for dipping the wrap.
Water is very important – especially if you are moving around a lot! 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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