I have turned up the heat baby! I am working out so hard and eating right!! And finally I am seeing some results!! I feel stronger and my weight is slowly dropping everyday. I will do an official weigh in sometime next week. Let me break down how amazing my week has been...
|Monday zumba and C25K|
Tuesday night was a much better workout! On Tuesdays I take my trainers body pulse and ab class. It is a really hard class for me but I try my best to keep up. There are some exercises that I can't really do that well so I just improvise. I love this class because it's a challenge for me. I really HATE it when I can't do something. I hate it so much. It's so frustrating to know that my mind is 100% ready, but my body just can't keep up. That is an awful feeling and it makes me work harder so that one day I will be able to do everything. Even with only being able to do 2/3 of the class...it is still a kick ass workout. I walk out of there in pain and can barely walk the next day! 200 lunges? OK! Bring it! I love that sore feeling...it's a great and welcomed pain!
|Wednesday night Zumba and Kickboxing!|
Thursday nights are usually my free nights where I don't have any fitness classes and can do whatever I want for a workout. I usually go to the gym and run but this Thursday I had to have my personal training session. We planned on meeting at 6:50pm at the park. I get done work at 5:30 so I had time to kill so I stopped at a grocery store to pick up a pre-workout snack. This is what I ended up getting: large bottle of water, a banana and a kind bar. I have heard great things about the kind bars so I decided to try one. SO GOOD. I got an almond apricot one and it was delicious! So yummy. What kind of snacks do you have before working out? I knew it was going to be a long time before I could get home to make dinner so I needed to grab something. I wasn't sure what to grab so I hope I made the right choice. My trainer thought I should have had a gatorade or protein shake so maybe I will try that next time. I am glad I grabbed something because this ended up being a looooong night.
I got to the park around 6:15 and decided to do a little warmup while I was waiting. I walked around the park and even jogged a little. I am not supposed to run outside because of my back so the jogging was really only .25/mile increments. Not bad tho. So I got down my warmup and did about 2 miles. My trainer came and then started the torture that I love so much! We used the playground as our equipment. What the. Something so innocent and fun looking was turned into my torture device haha!! I used the swings for pushups and jumps. Used the monkey bars and steps for dips and jump ups. How fun! It was tough but loved it when I was done. We then did suicides on the basketball court, lunges on stairs, resistance bands, used a kettle bell, ran stairs and ended with some glorious planks. Yikes. When we were done Trish goes "I'm teaching zumba at 8pm...come" ummmmm what?! That was in like 10 minutes. I was already dead tired buttttt I went anyways because I am obsessed with her and will do anything she tells me to do! HA! Oops. So after our training session at the park I go do an hour of zumba. Crazy girl.
|Oh my. 1,122 calories.|
I was dead
Now for some exciting non workout things! :)
My food has been on point all week! I always eat my avocado, tomato, red onion and chicken combo so I decided to mix it up one night this week with another favorite clean meal! I made my yummy bruschetta chicken! It's so easy to make and I think it's considered a clean meal!
1 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
Chopped up tomato
Chopped up red onion or garlic (let this sit in the oil + vinegar for a bit)
Salt and pepper optional
I then put that glorious mixture on top of some grilled chicken. It's so good! Sometimes I use some naan to eat the bruschetta with too. It's also a great and healthy option to bring to parties if you have to bring something. I have brought it before and people love it! So simple and so yummy!
My next exciting thing (sorry this post is turning out to be SO long!!) is that I got some new kicks! I have had my Nikes since the beginning of my journey 2 years ago! They are starting to wear out and I need better shoes since I had hurt my foot. I hear some many awesome things about asics so I decided to get some! I got 2 pairs! One super cute pair and one crazy bright pair!
|Pink, black and gray <3|
Yellow is my favorite color!
Like I said before...this has been an awesome week! Don't you agree?! My weekend will be low key! I have a date tonight (eek!) and then the rest of the weekend will be chill and going to the gym! I may meet up with some friends at the beach but NO DRINKING! This will be a healthy weekend for me! :) I am looking forward to a great weekend and another great week! Let's do this!