That Was No Joke

Today is the start of Phase 2 of the Metabolic Aftershock program I’ve been doing. Well let me tell you I was in for a surprise. I previewed the 3 workouts that I will be doing over the next 3 weeks this weekend and was like oh okay this seems way easier than Phase 1. Hahahaha I’m an idiot. I should of known better. It may look easy but it was anything but. 

This Phase of the program has you doing tension chains. Yeah, I thought oh batmans, squats, crunches, and front raises no big deal. It wouldn’t be except for that hold for 1 second, now 2, now 3, and now 4, okay start back over at 1. I was suckin wind before round 2 even started. And, let’s not even mention the fact that every round ended with 45 seconds of push-ups. Are you kidding me!? 

Okay shoulders, chest, and back you paid the price today. And, I will never think that a workout looks easy. Holy Canoli!

I made it through and can contemplate my fate for Wednesday for the next 48 hours or so. I thought it would be easy but I know that it will not be. 

My goals for the past week were somewhat accomplished but somewhat forgotten as well. It was kind of a hectic week and add in really rainy weather and my motivation went right out the window. I did do all of my MA workouts even got some Cize workouts in but the treadmill yeah that went out the window. 

As for eating well it was probably more of a 70-30 week instead of a 85-15 week which is where I’d like to be. 

But, I know that there are going to be times when things aren’t going to go exactly according to plan or how I’d like them to be so I have to accept it and move on. So here’s looking to a better week. I have another crazy busy week and lots to do and of course the weather continues to be crap so my motivation is in the toilet. 

Seriously, Mother Nature I’d appreciate it if you’d get over this depressed nonsense you have going on and bring nicer, drier weather. 

So goals for this week are:

  • Do all Metabolic Aftershock workouts 
  • Do 2 days of Cize
  • Eat clean/healthy 85-15
  • Drink 80 oz of water a day
  • Be happy with the slow progress that is being made -progress is progress no matter how little. 

Exercise Schedule:

Monday Wednesday Friday – Coordinating Metabolic Aftershock workout

Tuesday Thursday – Cize

Saturday Sunday – Have fun

What are your goals for the week? Did you achieve what you set out to do last week?

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1st Goal 

It’s been a week since I finished my Whole 30 and I weighed myself today. After 30 days of Whole 30 I was a little over 2 pounds away from reaching my first weight loss goal. Today, I got on the scale and I lost another 3.5 pounds this week. Which, means I’ve reached my first goal WHOOOOOO!!!! I’m actually under my first goal already working towards my second goal. And, most importantly the way I am eating is definitely a big part to my weight loss. 

I haven’t been exercising nearly as much as I should I’ve just been eating my clean and healthy. I’ll have days where I do exercise or some sort of activity, but nowhere near the type of exercise I was doing before I hurt the knee. 

I am definitely sticking with this way of eating. It’s amazing how I feel. And, the results I’m seeing are a HUGE plus as well. There really is no need to eat processed food, it’s really not good for us. And, eating whole real unprocessed food isn’t hard at all. Yes, at times you may have to get creative when you’re eating out or be a bit high maintenance to get what you want but it’s totally worth it. 

Im enjoying this rainy morning excited about my progress and drinking a cup of Crio Brü. 

Today I’ll also be reintroducing dairy we shall see how that goes. 

Enjoy your Tuesday. 

Weekly Recap 7

I’m going to put week 7 down as another success. I made it through Thanksgiving without overdoing it on all the delicious food, was able to run for 10 minutes straight, and earned my 15,000 steps in one day with Fitbit. All of these things may seem little to some, but to me they are huge achievements. Usually at Thanksgiving I eat till I can’t move, this year though I made choices and a plan and stuck with it, and was still able to enjoy all of my favorite holiday eats. The thought of running for 10 minutes straight was something that I never thought I’d be able to do, but I did it, and it wasn’t that hard, work, training, and determination can go a long way.  Walking 15,000 steps in a day is pretty impressive.  I walked over 6 miles to get those steps and it wasn’t like I spent the day on the treadmill or anything it was doing activities and being active that got me there. So this week has been a success

And, now for the numbers:

  • 73,001 steps taken
  • 9,600 average daily steps
  • 15,401 steps in one day
  • 20,330 calories burned
  • 2,917 daily average calories burned
  • 31.93 miles walked
  • 4.21 daily average miles
  • 6 hours and 5 minutes of active activity
  • 46 minutes daily average active minutes
  • 8,466 weekly calorie deficit
  • .2 pounds lost

The number on the scale didn’t go down as much as I would have liked to have seen, but it went down. I’m not going to let the number discourage me.  I had a near 4 pound loss last week, I had many successes this week that wouldn’t register on the scale anyway, and I’m at that time of the month when I gain nearly 2 pounds. I’m sure that next week I’ll see more results on the scale.

And, now onto Week 8 and a slew of new achievements and accomplishments.