It’s Friday and I know there is no set date that I post this mommy blog but at least I get it done! Right?! That’s what I tell myself whenever I’m able to make it to the gym – which is around 5am in the morning these days! Honestly, I lacked a whole-lotta motivation earlier this week. It was tough to work out because I had so many work priorities. If I wasn’t out the house by 5am, then I knew for certain that I wouldn’t be able to schedule any exercise for the rest of the day. However, I was able to train every day this week except for yesterday. Right when I was about to leave in the morning, Christian woke up crying, got out of bed, dragged me into his bed (I was already standing in workout clothes) and then he imprisoned me in his arms and legs and wouldn’t let me go! LOL.
Besides working, I was also unmotivated because I was ‘irked’ inside. And I couldn’t figure out what it was!! And then, out of nowhere, my period came AGAIN. I have had my period every two weeks these past few months. It is CRAZY. Every single time I have my period, I always have bad premenstrual emotions prior…so that explained a lot. I whole heartedly believe that women need to understand their body, hormones and cycles so they can better fuel and activate their bodies.
For example, I’m always a bit heavier before my cycle because of the water retention. When I was younger, I was more relaxed on my eating during my period because no matter what I ate, I always lost 2-3 pounds after. It seemed like my body metbolized differently when I was on my cycle.
Since last week, I’ve actually dropped an amazing 4 pounds. Yep, in addition to the pound I lost while on vacation, I am nowa whole five pounds lighter since last month. Yay me!
Today at the gym I performed a lot of chest and ab work. For chest I began performing sets of push ups to warm up. Usually I add them to a superset but decided to start with them since I’m usually exhausted during the superset. It was amazing to have so much strength and endurance since it was my first exercise and my body wasn’t fatigued yet! I then performed dumb bell flies on a stability ball. I only performed two exercises for chest because I really don’t build that area, I just try to keep it tight. Then I did a lot of ab work, which included the lying ball exchange, reverse crunch, pikes, side planks and bicycles. I ended my workout with 30 minutes on the stairmaster.
When I got home I had 4 egg whites, a piece of wheat toast and a tiny bit of olive oil. My second meal will consist of a protein shake and fiber cereal. After that I plan on cottage cheese, then maybe some protein and bar later. For dinner I will make something…maybe some tuna?
I would say my diet has been 80% better since before I left for vacation – but of course, I still ‘cheat’ here and there. I have some jelly beans I snack on sometimes throughout the day when I’m craving sugar. Usually I eat no more than two at a time, with maybe a total of 6 in a day. LOL. People who don’t ever watch what they eat probably think I’m crazy right now!
However, while people might think I’m crazy, there’s no denying my results. Some of my size 4 jeans are loose on me right now and my abs are getting tighter and tighter every day! I think the biggest difference may be in my face. A lot of people have noted on how small it’s getting.
My biggest focus for the next couple weeks is to perform glute training twice a week, start running 6 miles a week and eating clean!!!!
Here I am promoting my school fitness program!!!