Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Fitness/Nutrition Journal Update
Well, it's been awhile since I checked in with everyone regarding my personal workouts and food intake so I thought I would share some of it with you today.
My daily food has been pretty boring but it's working for me. Here is my daily food as it is the same everyday.
8:00 a.m.- Green Juice (I make this with Health Force Nutrtionals Vitamineral Greens and whatever green veggies I have in my fridge that day. It's usually a mixture of kale, spinach, chard, celery, cucumbers, field greens, parsley, etc.)
Post Workout- Green Smoothie (Thai coconut water & coconut meat, hemp protein powder, maca powder, Health Force Nutritionals Earth Powder, frozen blueberries, cherries or strawberries, 3-4 cups of greens, i.e. spinach, chard or kale.)
Lunch- melon of some sort or blueberries (I usually try to eat fruit and greens until 3 pm or so.)
Mid Afternoon- Blueberries or other yummy fruit:)
Early Dinner-Lettuce wraps with avocado and veggies or a big salad (I have stopped eating after 6 pm and find that I sleep better and feel better all around)
Snacks- I rarely snack but if there are kale chips lying around, watch out! If I am out and about I will bring a Pure Bar with me. I would say those are the only snacks aside from fruit and greens that I eat. My digestion gets a bit wacky if I try to throw to many foods in the tank at the same time. This is a side effect of the missing gallbladder and Hashimoto's, ugghhh.
As for my workouts, this month I did a strength and flexibility rotation. I really enjoyed it as it allowed me to fit yoga in twice a week. I usually only fit it in once because I like to separate my strength and cradio. this month I added in a few strength/cardio circuits and it seemed to work just great. Nothing like good time management:)
Here is a sample week:
Monday- Muscle Endurance: Upper Body Split (45 minutes)
Tuesday- Muscle Endurance: Lower Body Split (39 minutes)
Bootcamp: Lower Body Only (10 minutes)
Legs & Glutes: Floorwork Only (10 minutes)
Wednesday- Yoga Dance Fusion (50 minutes)
Thursday- Kitchen Sink Conditioning (71 minutes)
Friday- Power Yoga 4 Happiness (52 minutes)
Saturday- Turbo Sculpt (40 minutes)
As you can see I like to keep my workouts at about an hour a day. I never workout on Sundays which I think my body has adapted to. I would love to make it a varying day but alas it is the schedule I have to work with!
My next rotation is going to be another heavy weight rotation. I get addicted to lifting weights so I have to give my body a break every other month or so. I am currently running a 4 week on, 1 week "active rest" rotation. I would recommend that for just about everyone.
If you would like more help creating your own rotation go to Cathe's Workout Manager for ideas.
I hope that gives you all an idea of how I live day to day. It's working for me now and I am feeling all together better for it. I have lost 20 lb.s since becoming Raw and I am guessing will lose about 10 more before I add in more Raw foods. Yes, I had that much to lose! I am hovering at 145 which is a comfortable size 8 semi-comfortable 6. When I get to my desired size I will put up some before and after pictures if anyone is interested.