Friday, August 9, 2013

Day 5 of Focus T25

Good morning everyone!

First I want to recap my day yesterday. The photo is current from this morning And I will get into that in a minute.

So as you know, yesterday I did my T25. Then last night I went to Ypsi.

I ended up getting there early enough to sign up for Body Pump so I thought "what the heck" and joined into class. I figured rather than doing a full body workout by myself, this would give me a good workout and keep me focused.

I kept my weight light because it was the first time I used the new weights the gym got and they were heavier than what I was used to. Also because I had RPM after and T25 today, I didn't want to be so sore that I wouldn't be able to complete everything that I had to.

Class was great. I did skip abs at the end and my legs could definitely feel that I had been working them with T25 all week.

Then came RPM. I ended up getting a bike that had no "ride easy" gear which kept my heart rate up the entire time with little breaks. My legs were screaming from the body pump and from T25 so I took it easy with the tension.

All in all at the gym I burned 1198 calories! And that didn't include the burn from T25 earlier.

Eating was on point too. I prepped my dinner while the kids had lunch so it was ready to go at 4 for me to eat and digest.

I will give you the recipe for my tip of the day.

After getting done with the classes, I bought a protein shake from the gym. My body needed the instant hit.

Then when I got home I had two pieces of my nitrate free turkey and my yogurt with almonds, raspberries and honey.

This morning when I got up, not only did I feel like I was hit by a Mack truck, but I lost another 2.5 lbs. Now I am only 1 lb from where I was last week.

And don't you know that today is a double hit of T25.

So I decided to do the first one (lower body) at my usual early morning time and see if I could do the second right after.

Yeah, no.

After my body being so sore, lower body about killed me.

Lots of isometric holds, bottom squats and lunges...
And lots of screams. Lol. My boys kept saying "what?"

So now my new goal is to do T25 cardio before I have lunch.

Calories burned do far: 358.

So here is my eating plan...pretty much the same as yesterday.

Snack: 4 strawberries, fat burn pill
T25 lower body
Breakfast: vanilla shakeology with one whole banana and natural peanut butter. Also my multivitamin and 2 CLA pills
T25 cardio
Lunch: dry toasted English muffin topped with turkey, red pepper and avocado (yummy!)
Snack: yogurt w raspberries, almonds and honey
Dinner: my chili steak salad, 2 CLA pills
Snack: probably a couple pieces of turkey

And I am sure that I probably won't be able to move tomorrow to teach Zumba. I am on my own tomorrow too. Lol.

But tomorrow is also my staturday... Yup. I take my stats tomorrow to see how many inches I have lost so far with T25. It won't be a ton, I am sure BUT I know there will be some.

Which leads me to my picture. I took the one this morning after my workout when I was a drippy, hot mess.

The calf shot I took BEFORE my workout. I have gotten that much definition in 4 days. Seriously!!

So far, I can't say enough good about this program!

And JUST in case you want to get the challenge pack for yourself, Beach body has extended the sale until the end of the month due to its popularity.

Just go to:
Sign up for your free membership with me as your coach. On my page you will also see the link for the T25 challenge pack. And if you love fitness as much as I do and you want to earn some money doing it, think about becoming a coach. I can walk you thru how to do it. So far I am loving it and I am on a fabulous team that sets you up with a ton of support!

OK that's enough about that but you know I have to put it out there. You never know if someone is thinking about it in the back of their mind :-)

Tip (recipe) of the day:

Chili-spice steak salad (makes 1 serving)

3oz raw lean sirloin, cut into thin strips
1/4 tsp chili powder (I used more)
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste, optional)
Nonstick cooking spray (I just used a smudge of olive oil)
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1/8 an avocado, sliced
2 T balsamic vinaigrette (recipe below and I would start w 1T and add on. I thought 2T was too much for my taste)

Season sirloin w chili powder, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Heat medium skillet lightly coat w spray over med-high heat

Add sirloin; cook, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes or cooked thru

Place cabbage on a serving plate; top w sirloin and avocado

Drizzle w balsamic vinaigrette

Calories: 318, fat: 19, sat fat: 3, chol: 71mg, sodium:406, protein:27

Balsamic vinaigrette (Makes 4 servings)

3T balsamic vinegar
2T fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp raw honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
3T extra virgin olive oil

Combine vinegar, lemon juice, and honey in a medium bowl; whisk to blend

Stir in mustard; mix well

Slowly add oil while whisking; mix well

Store leftover dressing in a covered container in the fridge. If it thickens, hold at room temperature for 30 min and stir before serving.

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