Monday, September 9, 2013
Body Revolution Week 4
I just want to say that tracking on My Fitness Pal has been a huge eye opener for me. I have a gluten allergy so eliminated all wheat three years ago. I've been eating clean for about a year. I wasn't tracking my calories, proteins, sugars, or anything. Basically I tried to eat 5-6 meals a day including protein with each meal. I cut simple carbs (white rice, sugar, etc) and limited my carbs to breakfast and lunch eating a baked sweet potato or brown rice. At supper I kept my carbs to vegetables- focusing on green veggies. I ate grilled meat.
All that sounds so good. I was trying to eat quality foods. What I have found is that I was barely getting over 1000 calories a day. Since I was eating 6 times I surely thought I was getting way over 1500. I would look at diets limiting you to 1200 and thought they must be crazy, I'd starve! I've been trying to do two 30 minute workouts a day and I was crashing. I felt like I could sleep all day. Some days I would start my workout and felt like my legs weighed a ton each and like there was nothing left in my body to push through the workout. As much as it is a struggle to start a workout routine on its own, feeling like that made it a daily battle mentally and physically. I'd go a couple of weeks and fall off and start taking a day to rest. That turned into two.... until I woke up and it had been two weeks I hadn't exercised and I'd lost all the endurance and benefits from what I had done.
I began tracking for Bod 4 God. As I learn what to fuel my body with I try to plan out what I will eat each day. As one category hits its limit I start tweaking, taking out items or adding in where I am low. I've not been able to hit my calories or protein without some supplementation through protein drinks. As I am getting more calories and protein I am seeing an increase in my endurance and energy throughout the day. I've not been hungry at all because I feel like I am eating all day long.
I am on my fourth week of Body Revolution. I did workout 3 today and increased my burn from 325 to 385 by jumping in the jumpropes and plié squat jumps and not modifying as much.
I've worked up my menu for today to try to get 1400 calories.
Breakfast- Oatmeal smoothie
mid meal- Greek yogurt, 10 almonds
Lunch- Beef fajita meat, onions, peppers, 1/2 c brown rice, 2 boiled egg whites, 1 oz cheddar cheese
mid meal- premier chocolate protein drink
supper- grilled chicken with greek seasoning, 2 boiled egg whites, 1 cup steamed broccoli,
mid meal- chocolate protein drink
I am trying to be good, but don't know if I can sustain a diet like this. I want sour cream on
top of the fajita meat. I'm trying to be super committed right now so I can see how much my tastebuds will change and if getting sugar out of my system will help with cravings. I really want to lose weight this time.