Day #2 of my 60 day shred program is under wraps! I have to say that I am actually a bit nervous and giddy about this plan and the results that I know will follow from my dedication and support from others on the same journey!
The New Year started out as any other, full of promise and resolutions and more people on track with their workouts and food plans than ever before – yet it also makes me a bit sad because I know it will drop significantly by Valentines Day. So this surge of energy and excitement from others feels almost like false hope; year after year. And yet, I know there will be those who have begun because it was New Years; and decide to stay with it long after the multitudes decide the sacrifices of the journey isn’t worth the results.
Today’s post is dedicated to those who stick through past Valentine’s day; past Easter; past summer and past the next holiday season. I am here fighting the fight with you!
This past weekend, I took my progress pictures, I studied the nutritional program and calculated my allotted portions and foods; I scheduled in my workouts for the week and I went shopping for the foods on the grocery list to prepare some foods ahead of time when life would be busier.
Having a plan always helps us start stronger. It’s surprising how many times I thought I had planned out “well enough” only to be sidetracked by life’s happenings and kids, family stuff, etc…all threw my “plans” out the window. This time I know I am more committed because of the GOALS I have to complete this plan. I’m not in it for a half-assed success plan…I’m in this for the transformation story I can share with others because I decided to simply follow the system. And it’s a proven system!
No “extra” workouts (you know some of you are so guilty of this…and so was I! LOL), no “fudging” on foods and thinking “it’s just a little bit extra and won’t matter in the long run…”; no giving myself excuses like I did in the past; “this is too hard for me”; “I can’t eat like this, it’s too difficult and I want/need more” etc etc etc
Simply put…NO MORE EXCUSES!!!
I calculated the portions for my goals and I was a little bit confused whether to add “lean out” as my main goal or “build muscle”. I know that by doing Insanity Max:30 the last 2 months, I have definitely leaned out already…but in order to “get shredded” (I just love saying that!); should I continue to lean out? Or do I now change things up so my body responds sooner and build some muscle instead?
Ultimately, I know I’ll get amazing results but this is where I was stuck yesterday. I decided I’d try out the lower phase and followed “Plan A” eating. The foods were a bit less than I’m used to but I know the calculations are set to help us succeed where we are so I wasn’t under-eating at all. Today, I’m still considering adding the goal of “build muscle” as I am excited again to use weights from the past 2 months of just body weight and HIIT type trainings.
Here’s how I’m working it out:
Here’s how Plan A is set up, and how my meals fit the portions yesterday:
3 Green containers, 2 Purple containers, 4 Red containers, 2 Yellow containers, 1 Blue container, 1 Orange container, 2 tsp
My Day 1:
Breakfast: 1/2 cup oats (1 yellow) , cooked with 4 egg whites (1/2 red), 1/2 banana (1 purple), 1/2 tsp peanut butter (1/2 tsp, and coffee, black
Snack: Chocolate Shakeology (1 red) blended with 1 cup water, 1 cup ice and 5 pecan halves (1/2 blue)
Lunch: 8 egg whites (1 red) scrambled with onion and squash (1 1/2 green), hot sauce, apple with cinnamon (1 purple)
Snack: 1/4 c oats (1/2 yellow), 1/2 red container greek yogurt, 1/2 tsp PB
Dinner: Salad greens/tomato (1 1/2 green) with 1/2 red container ground turkey and 1/2 blue container avocado
Snack: 1/4 c oats (1/2 yellow), 1/2 red container greek yogurt, 1/2 tsp PB, herbal tea
My workout was the Chisel Balance with Autumn and it was hard to balance!! LOL Great workout and today I’m feeling it! Choose a plan and stick to the plans and complete the program to really know how the results show up! 100% all in!
Check out these results from a 53 year old rockstar!! No excuses, ladies!!!