I don’t know about you, but I actually prefer lifting weights over cardio… while I am definitely a runner, I like a workout where I lift weights… however, it does not always burn as many calories as cardio.
Today, in 80 Day Obsession was one of my favorite workouts – Totally Body Core – complete weight lifting. Last week was the first round of phase 2, which is always challenging for me because I am not sure how much weight to lift or the correct form of the moves. Last week in the hour, I burned about 220 calories. This week, I was amped to workout. I think it had to do with more sleep, more time between waking up and working out, and having a tight agenda for the day… In that same hour and with a different mindset, I burned over 100 more calories.
It made me realize that some days will be good days working out and some days will be bad days working out. Sometimes we will feel like working out and sometimes we will not feel like working out. It is all part of the process, but having a plan will get you through the hard days. One of the reasons, and probably the first reason I fell in love with Beachbody was the workouts provided a plan… a calendar for each day of the program. There was no guessing and it made it so I still pressed play on those days I didn’t want to.
80 Day Obsession is hard, and I know 100% if I didn’t have the right mindset, I would never press play each and everyday. It took a positive mindset before I started on Day 1… Whether you join me on July 1 for my next 80 Day Obsession challenge group or you are starting another workout program, make sure you have the right mindset going into it to be successful.
Well, I listened to my own advice from yesterday about really doing what you love when working out. I’m training for another half marathon so today it was my long run day (5 miles). Rather than also doing 21 Day Fix, I allowed myself to just run. I knew I wouldn’t enjoy doing 21 Day Fix Cardio Extreme today with the run so it was important for me on my fitness journey to do what makes me happy for long term fitness gains.
That being said, its Sunday and I know the importance of the meal planning and meal prep on Sundays. This is something I am not consistent with but knowing what I’m eating for each meal, not only saves me time each day, but it also holds me accountable. I am not going to go for an extra snack for example if it is not on my meal plan or I’m not going to add cheese to dinner since I already have my blue container for another meal for instance.
Below is my meal plan for the week. On the 21 Day Fix I stay within the 1,500 – 1,700 calorie bracket because I’m active throughout the day and I run 3 times a week. With this, I’m allowed 4 veggies, 3 fruits, 4 proteins, 3 carbs, 1 healthy fat, 1 seed, and 4 teaspoons of oils.
1,500 – 1,700 Sample Day
||Shakeology, Unsweetended Almond Milk (1/2 serving = 1 cup), ½ Cup Frozen Fruit, Banana, Coconut
Protein, 1/2 Carb, 1 1/2 Fruit
||Raw Veggies, Wheat Thins, Clementine
1 1/2 Veggies, Carb, 1/2 Fruit
||Turkey Sausage Squash Casserole (see day 6 for recipe)
Veggie, Protein, 1/2 Healthy Fat
||Greek Yogurt, 4 Wheat Thins
Protein, 1/2 Carb
||One Pot Ranch Chicken (1 ½ veggies, ½ blue)
Protein, 1/2 Healthy Fat, Carb, 1 1/2 Veggie
||Apple with Peanut Butter
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