Monday: Ah a new week and one that doesn’t involve ovulation or Aunt Flo! Grace and I did heaps of walking today. So much so that she was physically knackered by the end of the day! I reckon that’s big tick for cardio day. Also, hubby is away for work this week and I am working tomorrow and Wednesday so let’s see how I go with no support. I cut up a million carrots and capsicums and whipped up a bunch of fruit-free protein balls for a week’s worth of snacks for Grace and I. I also made a big container of quinoa ready to use for my lunches with week to be paired with greens, boiled egg, tuna and seeds.
Tuesday: As a reward for completing Kayla Itsine’s 4 weeks of pre training, I bought myself a Fitbit Charge HR! I set it all up today and was surprised to see that I am NOT EATING ENOUGH. Seriously, especially on days when I do my Kayla workouts. Could not believe it. To get a calorie allowance, you have to enter in a goal weight, I entered my current weight as my goal weight as I don’t want to lose any. Well, I struggled to eat that many calories! I will be including more fats going forward. I was so tired this evening after a shitty sleep last night but I still smashed Legs & Cardio for Week 2. Felt amazing after too! I had to have a protein smoothie with 15 almonds followed by two corn thins topped with vegemite and half an avocado to meet my calorie allowance! I definitely do not want to become one of those crazy calorie counting people BUT I do want to make sure I am eating enough to build lean muscle.
Wednesday: Cardio day today and my goal is to complete 10k steps using my Fitbit to track them. Yesterday, did 11k steps without even trying so it should be a breeze. I literally do 3k steps before I even leave the house in the morning with all my running around packing bags, getting Grace and I ready etc!
Thursday: Today was weird. After I got Grace off to preschool this morning, I just felt so lazy. I think I was still sleep deprived as had two shitty nights sleep earlier in the week. It took me forever to get going. I must have schlepped around the house for like 3 hours!!! Then I was like “snap out of it!!” So I dragged my ass downstairs, put on some tunes and pushed through Week 2’s Arms and Core workout. Although it was pure torture, my upper body IS getting so much stronger and I felt super energised after my workout!
Friday: Rest day! Pizza again for cheat night. I know I said I would have something different this week it was honestly the only thing I wanted again and it was so good. I only ate three pieces and I was stuffed!!
Saturday: Had my family over today and then an appointment in the afternoon so I squeezed in 2x 10 minute jump rope sessions. One in the morning and one in the evening. I also did 15 minutes of yoga last night to stretch out. I am really loving the jump rope. It gets my heart right up and burns heaps of calories in only 10 minutes!
Sunday: Ugh, this weekend has been so busy with visitors, I’ve struggled to make time to workout. This morning, my hubby took Grace to the park for an hour so I could squeeze in Week 2’s total body workout. It was so hard. My elbows, which are completely shredded from doing commandos, started bleeding profusely right in the middle of circuit 2! Bit of a shock and a spanner in the whole session but I did manage to get a couple of band aids on and keep going. I think I need to start doing those on a soft surface from now on. Ouch! Week 2 is done!
What killed me this week:
- Commandos! They completely wore the skin off my elbows!
- Hubby being away and having to juggle Grace, work and exercise on my own
What made me stronger:
- Hubby being away and learning to really make time to exercise even when it feels like I don’t have time!
- Push-ups (I can actually do real ones now!!)
- Jump rope