No pain no gain. That’s what ‘they’ say right? Well I am definitely feeling the pain today.
Last week I went to Zumba and nailed it, but as for getting to the gym I only made it there once. So I felt like, while I ate great and stuck to my meal plan for the week, I was really slacking in the workout department. I didn’t have the motivation to go by myself, I went to bed early most of the nights instead of heading to the gym and was just lazy. But I started this week off much better and I am feeling pumped!
I spent the better part of an hour at the gym last night. This is the very first time I have gone to the gym by myself in years. If you know me, or have read my previous blogs, then you know that this is huge for me. As I stepped out of my car I could feel the familiar tightening in my chest. The dreaded panic attack. It’s so bizarre. I can walk into the gym without feeling like this when I am walking in with a friend or my sister, but the second I try to walk in by myself it shows its ugly head. It took me a few minutes to get out of the car and put my feet in motion but once I got started I didn’t let myself stop until I was on the treadmill to warm up! Once in and working I am ok, no panic. It’s just the getting there that trips me up.
I am happy to report that I killed it at the gym last night, all by myself 😀 . I did cardio for 15 minutes, a deep stretch, upper body workout including weights (Im only comfortable lifting around 5 lbs with free weights but I’ll get up there eventually lol), and then I finished up with 10 more minutes of cardio. I felt like I really worked hard, gave it my all and didn’t slack, which I find happens when you aren’t working out with a partner. This really was a great workout and I definitely feel it in my shoulders biceps today.
Meal prep yesterday went really great as well. I will give you a summary as usual, and later this week I will be posting a recipe because honestly, my lunch today was delicious and I cannot wait to eat it again tomorrow!
Breakfast: 165 calories, 22 carbs
- 1 toast
- 1/4cup of cottage cheese
- 4-5 mini cherry or grape tomatoes
- COFFEE (this is always included in my breakfast even if I don’t write it lol)
Lunch: 400 calories, 37 carbs
- 1 Sesame Salmon filet
- 1 cup Sesame Lo-Mien
- ½ Grilled zucchini and carrots
Snacks: each around 100 calories, almost 0 carbs
- 1 cup Mixed fresh veggies (few carrots, cauliflower and cucumbers)
- 2 tbs Pesto basil hummus
- 1 tbs Peanut butter (if Im really hungry Ill grab a table spoon of peanut butter to tide me over between meals)
- 1 Greek yogurt (oikos is my favourite)
We all know that I don’t cook dinner during the week SO hopefully I can control my calorie intake during this meal.
I am feeling great this week with my meal prep and workouts. I hope everyone else is doing well with their Journeys, whether it be weight loss or life in general! Let me know how you are doing and what steps you are taking towards a better you!