Yesterday was a rainy, cool day here, I took advantage and decided to do burpees and hill sprints on my lunch hour. I had a much better experience :) I'm sure it helped not having the sun beating down on me, the temperature obviously cooler but it was still pretty humid.
It was tough still, five burpees before each hill sprint. I really had to force myself to do 7 and 8, I did 8 hills last time so there was no way I was going to do any less! I ordered a watch to wear that should tell me how many calories I am burning, it was ordered off of EBay and really cheap, hopefully it actually works because I would love to know how many calories I burn on those hill sprints.
This morning I was pretty damn tired again but I made myself get up so I could go kill my legs :) I made an improvement one of my ab exercises, the wide leg sits ups, instead of having to have my legs extended out I can now have my legs crossed and do the sit ups, yay!!! It was a really good workout, I swear the guys that are there in the morning casually chatting while they "lift" stare at me like I'm some crazy person sweating like mad as I workout. As long as they leave me alone and let me go through my workout at a good pace I'm ok with it, just you know the stares could stop, I'm so self conscious about how much I sweat it is crazy for a girl I think!
As I was doing my calf raises there were women showing up for the 5am fitness class, usually they just walk by me and pay no attention. This morning they were waving at me and smiling, the fitness instructor made a point to come over and say hi to me as she walked to the class. It was odd, in a good way though, I think the manager must have told them I'd be using the fitness room for posing practice. Makes me feel like now that they know what I'm doing they are supporting me too :)
I had a pleasant surprise when I stepped on the scale today, I will try to only step on it once a week but I should really do that on the days we do my body fat, so I'm sure I will weigh myself again this weekend when we do that and take pictures. Anyway, I lost two pounds, down to 144!!! The small adjustment with my calories must be working :) I think this is the hardest part, starting to lean down but not doing it too quickly. I'm looking to lose about a pound a week and then maybe a few more the week before the show, Kyle thinks I'll be about 130 - 135 at show time.
Right now my daily meals are pretty much the same. I did find a recipe for the most amazing turkey mini meatloaves, seriously they are amazing!!! I like to have something like those on hand because eating chicken breast every day for lunch does get tiring. I am kind to Kelly who sits by me at work, she HATES fish so I won't eat fish at work, makes things a little more limited. She said she wouldn't mind, but I think switching between chicken breast and the mini meatloaves should be fine :) I found a bunch of different ideas for 8 week prep diets, I'm pretty much just going off of those and Kyle is adjusting what needs to be adjust. Like currently I am not getting in enough good fat, so avocado will be added daily. Here is a breakdown of what my current meal plan looks like.
Pre-Workout: NO Xplode (this will be changing soon)
Post-Workout: Syngex Vanilla Protein, half scoop of gaterade, water.
Breakfast: 4-5 egg whites with a little mushroom, pepper and cheese, 1/3 cup oats with 1 packet stevia, cinnamon, 1 tbsp ground flax and 1/3 cup of blueberries.
Snack: Syngex Vanilla Protein, Nesquick, 1 tbsp natural peanut butter, water, ice.
Lunch: Chicken breast or turkey meatloaves, sweet potato or zucchini, small spinach salad with some tomato and balsamic vinegar, avocado will get added in.
Snack: This changes daily, today it is one apple with 2 tbsp natural peanut butter, basically I try to get a good carb in with some protein.
Dinner: Fish, cod or salmon, brown rice, red pepper, broccoli
Snack: Syngex Vanilla Protein, almond milk.
I just decided to try out almond milk because it was needed for some protein cookies, by the way my protein cookies turned out awful, I'm hoping to try to make them again and adjust some things, we'll see. Anyway so I decided to use almond milk for a shake, oh my goodness, I'm hooked, I wish it wasn't so expensive!
I'm enjoying all of my food, still have moments of wanting something bad, like last night I really, really wanted pizza. I thought maybe I could complain enough and get some sympathy from Kyle, but nope :) I do have an egg white pizza crust recipe that is super good, instead of a real cheat night one a week I'll be doing that pizza instead. For me personally having a real cheat night just makes me want that stuff more and I don't want to be struggling! So I just make that crust, put some chili sauce on it, spinach, chicken breast, tomato, cheese, super yummy!
And on a final note, here is my leg workout from this morning :)