Obsessed – Day 11 & 12

Happy Friday.

My apologies for not posting last night. I flew home from Florida and was delayed in DFW on the tarmac for a while. I didn’t get home until 10:00 and just wanted to go to bed.

Yesterday the focus of my workout was arms, abs and ass and its truly a great workout. Unfortunately the workout requires these sliders for part of the program but they will not work ok the rubber flooring of the hotel gym. So I had to improvise a couple of the moves.

My nutrition was pretty on point yesterday. Even getting Caribou Coffee to blend my superfoods shake in almond milk for me. However, when I got home, I was derailed with a terrible stomach ache which I could only attribute to the salad I had for a post workout meal at the airport in Pensacola. Its the only thing I ate that was out of the norm for me because it had a ton of red pepper in it.

Salad in airport

As for today, I changed things up a bit and worked out with my man this evening. I love being home or when he travels and works out with me. Today was called leg day, but I declare my booty was/is in much more pain than my legs. I’m so excited to see the end results.

Food today was all at home. He had a pizza from Mod Pizza and I had a chicken caesar with no dressing and garlic toast for dinner and it was so tasty. That was also my post workout meal. I am actually finding it hard some days to eat all the food suggested by this program, which for me, is a good problem.

Finding a lot of leveled energy, getting sleepy at the right times and getting a good amount of sleep have been coming much easier.

If you guys are at all interested in seeing some of the exercises I’m doing let me know. I’ve been working out in gyms and with trainers most of my life and much of these are very new to me.

Next weekend I’ll start posting some recipes as I’ll be home for the first time since starting this program, for a whole week!

Now its movie and cuddle time so I bid you all a good night.

~until tomorrow!

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Obsessed – Day 10

Good evening.

It’s been a good day.  My workout this morning was brutal because it was cardio and I’m in Florida so the humidity was insane.  Other than that, it was a great workout.  I felt so much stronger today than I have been feeling.  I got through a lot more of the workout this time around than last week.  That is a huge confidence booster.  I feel the changes happening already.

I’m very ready for a week at home but have another week on the road before I get the break.  I fly home tomorrow from Florida and will be in CO for 3 nights before I’m back out there.  Nutrition was pretty good today except for some appetizers I took a few bites of tonight that were fried.  Fish was pan sautéed and veggies with it.  I feel great but I’m exhausted.  I’m off to bed now and will post tomorrow after my day of travel.

My plan is to workout tomorrow night with my boyfriend when I get home and eat as clean as I can while I travel tomorrow.  I have snacks packed.  I’ll update tomorrow night.

~nighty night

Obsessed – Day 9

Well friends, today was not my best day.  It started out strong.  Pre-workout then workout and then recover shake.  See the deal is, when I travel with other people and we are all doing things as a group, I’m working on their timeline too.  That’s the struggle on weeks I don’t travel alone.  So, I had a FABULOUS workout.  Then waited way too long to eat post-workout and that meant we all went out to lunch after visiting a museum and I had too many carbs (but nothing terribly bad).  We went to the grocery store after that and I got everything I need for tomorrow but didn’t get anything for dinner thinking we’d all go out to eat.  That didin’t happen and I ended up eating in my room.  But what I ate is what is the “fail” part of my day.  My food is SO off today and I was really hungry and the foods I bought don’t fall into my evening food plan because I assumed I’d be eating out.  I ate two cookies.  It could be WAY worse but its still not something I really wanted to do.  I also drank my superfoods shake so I got a lot of veggie servings out of that but the cookies were not a great choice.

Here are the lessons I’m learning about timed nutrition and travel.  1) I need to plan better for my travel weeks.  Plan for things I can have in my room, just in case I don’t have a car or things around me are closed (both of which are the case tonight). 2) Never travel and depend on other people to drive me. I’ll be renting my own car in the future so I can come and go as I please.  3) Diligence.  While lesson 1 and 2 are legitimate reasons for my veer off course, I MUST find a way and remain diligent.

I’m only 9 days into this program and I’m already seeing changes.  But I’ve had two days that have included foods that are way off my meal plan and that cannot continue if I want to see the drastic changes I’m looking for.

I’m so grateful for my support system and my friends and co-workers.  They would have totally understood if I had stood firm and done what I needed to do.  Tomorrow is another day and the day I choose that path.

-Until tomorrow

Obsessed – Day 6

Happy Saturday!!!

I don’t have much to tell you today. I’m currently in route home from CA. We’ve been in the car now for 14 hours and we have just under 5 to go. Needless to say, I did not workout. I’ve eaten “street food” ie; drive thru and gas station snacks (but they did have 100% grass-fed jerky much to my delight) and had way too much coffee.

On the other hand, I’m grateful to get a rest day. As much as I loved leg day yesterday, I can barely walk today (and sitting for hours isn’t helping). I’ll be back to my regular exercise schedule and timed nutrition (if you’d like to know more about timed nutrition let me know) tomorrow.

~until tomorrow

Obsessed – Day 4

Happy Friday Eve!!!!

I hope you’ve all had a great day.  It’s nearly 9:00 PM and I’m tired so this will be short and sweet.  Here goes….

Today I switched it up a little.  I had to leave for work earlier than usual this morning so I started my day off with my daily superfoods shake and two hours later, a snack.  I got my work done with my cooler packed with all my foods except my pre-workout meal which I purchased at Whole Foods (salad greens, chicken and kale cakes).  Prior to having that pre-workout meal, I had to go to my business partner’s family’s home to load up a carload of boxes that Tyler and I will be driving back to Colorado on Saturday.  His grandmother is from Liverpool (one of my favorite places in England) and she still does traditional tea in her home.  I was gifted with a, lovely but quick, sit down tea time including crumpets.  And YES, I had a crumpet.  It actually worked into my meal plan so I couldn’t say NO.

Following my pre-workout meal, I got my workout in.  Today’s focus as arms, abs, ass and friends, I must share with you in real talk…my shoulders were crying at the end of the program today.  I love these workouts so far.  We’re only into day 4 but they are exhilarating.  However, I am learning that I’m so much weaker than I realized and that just pushes me to work harder.  These workouts include a huge portion of the time spent doing work in the high plank position and it’s NO JOKE!  I’m learning so much about my body, my limits and my favorite types of exercises.  I grow more excited about this journey.  Telling you all about it keeps me accountable and makes my drive to kill it much stronger.  Thank you for reading.

until tomorrow!