First off – I hope you all had an awesome weekend! Mine included painting, puzzle work, the Broadway musical Chicago, and some quality gym time.
Saturday’s gym schedule included a BodyPUMP 104 + CX Worx (strenth & core) combo followed by the sauna. I was feeling very fatigued the rest of Saturday…which is signs of a SOLID workout! Score!! Sunday’s gym session included 7 dreadmiles with uphill intervals (slow and stead climbs at 6.4 speed and incline 5.0 for 2 minute intervals) and little bursts of speed for the final 2 miles on flat ground.
One of my resolutions/goals for 2019 is to look at the weekend as I do weekdays. You don’t have a sound daily diet in place if you always go “off the wagon” on the weekends. I’ll admit (both hands raised high) that it has been my mindset for some time. I tend to do well during the week, but indulge on the weekends with more calories and unhealthier choices while using the excuse “it’s the weekend.” That has come to a stop in January. I am going back to treating every day as one filled with quality choices and a game plan of meals and set intentions at the start of the day. I was proud overall at my weekend success at staying “on track.” – Do you ever find yourself straying from your normal eating habits on the weekend? Do you find it hinders your overall progress towards your goals? If so, change your mindset. Every day is equal – there is no week day or weekend when it comes to how you plan and make your food choices.
Sunday Post Workout Breakfast/Brunch
Sunday breakfast/brunch (above) after the morning dreadrun included three eggs (2 were whites only and 1 whole) with onions, green peppers, a bit of shredded Italian blend cheese and hot sauce. A toasted multi-grain bun on the side (because carbs sounded SO good after the sweaty run!).
Exciting news!! – This weekend I received my Withings Body+ body composition scale. How do you excited about a scale, you ask? Well…it tracks my weight, body fat, muscle mass, bone mass, and water percentage each day. Then (the best part and the main reason behind why I purchased the scale),it sends the information directly to the HealthMate app on my phone. Tracking made nice and easy! I can see my progress charted right on my phone (or the opposite, but I’m not going for that direction!) daily. I think this great buy will help me to stay on track and motivate me to strive for progress in areas other than just my weight – since it tracks my body fat % and muscle mass!
Withings Body+ Bluetooth Digital Scales & HealthMate App
Not to change the topic, but if you are in to musicals, I highly recommend the Broadway show CHICAGO. The performance was very entertaining and the actors/actresses were AMAZING!
Today was back to the daily grind and that included “Cleanse Day Monday.” I plan to go into more detail about this in my next post, but my Mondays (and now frequently part of Tuesday) entail drinking 4 oz. of cleanse formula four times throughout the day and downing LOTS of water…
You’d think it would make you feel sluggish and horrible (I know it doesn’t sound fun or exciting), but honestly…it rejuvenates you! Cleansing allows your body to NOT have to focus on digestion (which is a big job that it is always spending ample time on during each day – especially if you are one who eats six mini meals a day). Cleansing gives the body an opportunity to focus on rebuilding and refreshing other systems of the body that sometimes do not get enough attention! The last bite of food in my mouth was at 8:00PM on Sunday. Tonight, I was able to hammer down at the gym after work with a major sweat in cycling class followed by running two dreadmiles. I have more energy on days I cleanse than on days I eat – weird, isn’t it? It’s now 9:00PM and I am still going strong with nothing of substance. Whoop, whoop!
Cleanse days…they definitely allow me to appreciate food and the meals I am able to prep and eat throughout the week. They help me to break my emotional bond to food that I struggle with on a daily basis.
Want more info? Stay tuned for more on my next post. Until then…