Obsessed – Day 14

Today was supposed to be my rest day. But I ended up taking my rest day yesterday. Today I did cardio flow which is one of those cardio workouts that makes me want to throw up. Thats pushing the body. I have a little sample of it for you here.

After a delayed flight to Las Vegas last night, I got to my hotel around 10:30 and quickly downed my superfoods shake before getting to bed. Tonight I had it with coconut milk, thanks to the starbucks in the hotel selling me the milk, and then quickly got ready for bed.

I’m learning that weekends are going to have to be treated with much more diligence as far as my eating plan. I’m not eating bad things but I’m not following the timed nutrition at all due to running errands and working around my house to get things done.

Here comes Monday. In Vegas. And I speak on a panel in front of 500 people. Can you say nervous??

Until tomorrow!

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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!

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 8

Good evening all.  I hope your Monday has been fabulous.

Today was a challenge.  Waking at 6:00 was the easy part.  I had my pre-workout meal (less the veggies because I was only home for about 24 hours before I had to leave again and I forgot to buy spinach).  An hour later I got my workout in which was the same but different from last Monday.  I did the same exercises but 3 sets of each with fewer reps each set.  My body is tired.  My muscles are sore and I did NOT feel strong.  However, my mind is much stronger than I give it credit.  I NEVER wanted to quit but I couldn’t wait for it to be over.

As for my nutrition…I didn’t have nearly the amount of veggies or fruit I am supposed to have in a day.  I didn’t have all the carbs I’m supposed to have and I had too much protein at dinner.

Today, I flew into Florida for a meeting with my amazing sales team.  Flying is always a challenge.  I had one of the Starbucks in the DFW airport mix my shakeology and for whatever reason, they felt it was necessary to add some kind of syrup to it (claiming that it would have messed up their blender if they hadn’t).  WHATEVER!!!!  I was frustrated but at least I got my shake in.  I was picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel and by this time it was nearing dinner time.  I had half a blue container of walnuts and then soon we were off to a place down the street for wings.  That was my dinner.  I know my challenge group will not be proud of this.  I should have had a salad or something  but I was craving the protein.   I’m really grateful that I got my exercise in today and tomorrow morning, early, I’ll be heading to the store to get more foods to be better prepared for the remainder of the week.  My job will be the biggest challenge for me in this 80 day program.  I travel almost weekly and have to entertain customers and that makes the nutrition hard.  BUT, I will not veer too far off from what I’m supposed to do.

Tomorrow I’ll share a much better day of eating than I did today.  Thanks for your support!!!!!

~good night!!!