It’s day #2 of my monthlong blog.
Yesterday was truly hard. It’s funny how we can feel like the walls are coming down upon us one day; and then the next, the sun seems to be shining a bit brighter and we kind of wonder what the fuss was all about.
Have you been there too?
Okay, so today started out so much better. Really, my energy was higher, I feel more uplifted for sure and I want to utilize this energy so that it doesn’t get wasted.
I figure since I am on a mission to share everything with you this month, I might as well track the small details too. I don’t think I got enough sleep last night but let’s start counting and see if it has any correlation to my fatigue, hormones, stress levels and results over time.
Deal? (you’re so obliging!) lol
I went to sleep at 11:30pm. after finalizing some messages and lists for today’s work, and was up at 6am. So, that’s roughly 6 1/2 hours of sleep and that’s crap. Really. I need to work on a minimum of 7-8 hours a night.
Challenge #1 accepted 🙂
Then there’s my workouts, which if you know anything about me…you know I’m a bit crazy in this area (and I OWN that craziness!) but I will still commit to doing my best and sharing the good, bad and ugly parts of it. Today was Sweat Intervals on the “Insanity Max:30” program. I am on my final week of month 1 and then just 4 weeks to go. The point of this workout is to push to your maximum and when you have to take your first “break” (technically just having to stop for even a second) then you mark that down as your “max out time” and keep going until the 30 minutes is done. So last week, I maxed out at 22:15 and although I tried to get to minute 30 today…I maxed out at 25:30. And that wasn’t pretty. But I’m proud of my achievement.
Challenge #2 totally ON!
Lastly, I will commit to being blatantly honest about my FOOD. (now here is where things might get embarrassing) I’m known to be “extra good” or “just stupid” about my foods. Like last night, I was making dinner and was a bit hungry so I decided to shred some cheese for my family’s taco dinner…and found myself just throwing handfuls of shredded cheese into my mouth.
see? That’s not something I’m proud to share so this should really be entertaining for YOU and quite embarrassing for ME! But I will take it.
Challenge #3 is going to be interesting but totally committed.
So far, here’s what I’ve eaten today:
Breakfast: 1/2 cup oatmeal (1 Yellow); 2 egg whites cooked into my oatmeal (laugh all you want but it gets my protein in and I don’t even taste it…plus now my daughter does it too so SCORE! – 1/2 Red); 1/2 banana (1 Purple); 1 tsp PB (1 tsp); 1 cup almond milk (30 calories) and coffee. It’s my go-to breakfast these days. It makes my mornings worthwhile 😉
Since my workout takes place at 9:30am…my “snack/post-workout” was:
Shakeology (1 Red); with 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/2 cup water (15 calories); 1/2 Blue container almonds; apple sprinkled with cinnamon (1 Purple). Tummy is full and I’m feeling good so far!
What have YOU eaten so far today? Maybe you’ll start tracking too? 😉