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Hey guys!

Today went pretty good! Only one slip up and I actually looked forward to working out after work!!

Here’s what I ate today:

Breakfast:

1 Banana

Protein Shake (1 Scoop w/8 oz. water)

Mid-Afternoon Snack:

1 Apple

11 Almonds

Lunch:

Chicken Breast (boneless/skinless)

1 Serving Grilled Brussels Sprouts

1 Serving Mixed Veggies

Mid-Afternoon Snack:

11 Almonds

6 Oreos 😦

Dinner:

Protein Shake w/Almond Milk

This was my work out for today:

Chest & Abs:

                                    Sets                         Reps

Incline Chest Press:     3/3                  12,10,8/12,10,8

Cable Chest Flye:        3/3                    12,10,8/12,10,8

Machine Chest Press:  3/3                  12,10,8/12,10,8

Decline Bench Sit-ups:  —                     15/15

Leg Raises:                   —                     15/15

Knee Raises:                —                     15/15

Plank Hold:                   —               45 sec./45 sec.

Cardio:

Treadmill: Ran for 1 mile @ 4MPH

So that was my day. I think it went pretty well overall. I can only try and improve from here!

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Hey guys!

So today was the first day of my effort to live a happier, healthier life. Here’s how it went:

I slept most of the day, although I’m not sure why, so I got a very late start. I bought all the healthy food I could, spending about $70, but I got a lot of food.

I didn’t really follow an eating plan, since I got that late start, so I ended up only having a protein shake, and then some Mac & Cheese with a chicken breast.

My work out went alright, but it was an eye-opener regarding just how out of shape I’ve gotten. I did the following today (This is the work out I will be doing each Monday):

                                            Sets                 Reps
Prone Hamstring Curl:         0/4                    0/12

Tuck-Ups W/ball                 3/3                    15/15

Dumbell Sumo Squats        0/3                     0/15

Leg Extension Machine      3/3                    12/12

Unilateral Leg Press          3/3                     12/12

Curtsy Squat:                    3/3                     12/12

Standing Calf Raises        2/3                      15/15

Seated Calf Raises           0/0                      15/15

Cardio:

3.5 mph for 35 mins, increasing incline from 0% up to 10%, 1% for every 3 mins.

I also took my measurements and before pics, which are as follows:

Weight: 145.8 lbs

Arms: Right: 11 inches     Left: 11 inches

Chest: 39.5 inches

Waist: 32 inches

Hips: 40.5 inches

Thighs: Right: 21.5 inches    Left: 21 inches (yes, apparently my thighs are uneven haha!)

Here are my before pictures:

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Hey guys!

So since my last post I have really put together a better plan for weight loss and I know what I am going to do now.

I just bought a book called “The Eat Clean Diet Stripped” by Tosca Reno. If you don’t know her, Ms. Reno is a regular contributor to Oxygen, a fitness magazine I highly recommend. The book is excellent and has a total meal plan outlined in it, and some great recipes.

I will be following that, and then I may follow a different plan on the fifth week from FitnessRX (the book is a four week plan) and just alternate. 

I’ll also post the workouts I’ll be doing daily. I’m thinking I’m going to start it Monday, January 8, 2013 because that is my day off and I also need to go food shopping. 

Just wanted to give you guys an update. Full measurements and before pics on Monday!

 

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So today was a little better. I had a lot of carbs, but I ate a lot less than I normally would, and failed in my green tea fast! 😦 It was so hard. I don’t like the feeling of having nothing in my stomach for a day or two. I actually get horrible headaches, so I don’t think that is going to happen…for now. Anyway….

Food:

2 Tuna sandwiches made with mayo, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder on wheat bread

1 cup of pepsi

2 Beef Burritos with sour cream, hot sauce, lettuce, and cheese.

And my exercise:

200 Jumping Jacks

200 High Knees

200 Jump Ropes

100 Mountain Climbers

50 Upper ab Crunches (lay flat and then lift your upper half)

50 Reverse Crunches (lay flat and then bring your legs up)

50 Double Crunches (legs and upper half crunch to middle at the same time)

20 Perfect Push-up Push-ups

Hopefully a better eating day tomorrow, and maybe a more intense workout!!! Wish me luck!

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So today was a bad day. I had:

One egg sunnyside up wth 2 pieces of wheat bread wit margerine

1 cup of chocolate milk made with 2%milk and hershey’s syrup

2 hot dogs with buns, ketchup, and mustard

a glass of pepsi

a hershy’s milk chocolate bar

a baked potato with sour cream and cheese

Workout:

Didn’t get done today. I’m still no feeling great so I didn’t want to push my luck.

Tomorrow:

I’m planning on doing a green tea-only diet tomorrow to kind of give my body a nice break. We’ll see how that goes!

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Week One Goal

Just a quick Note:

My weight loss goal for this week (week 1) is 7.4 lbs. I know it’s a lot but usually the first week of my diets yield a lot of weight loss because I lose a lot of bloat and water weight, so it’s not as much as it seems.

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So this is day one of week one of my second attempt at losing weight! 🙂

This is what I ate throughout the day:

1 Fillet of Telapia (cooked in margerine, seasoning salt, and lemon juice)

2 Hard Boiled Eggs Whites

1 18oz. cup of Iced Green Tea

1 Handful of Iceberg Lettuce

1 Grilled Chicken Breast w/sprinkle cheese (skinless & boneless)

3 Tablespoons of this delicious and surprisingly low fat Chicken Noodle concoction

1 Cup of broccoli and cheese

and I was also bad:

1 Hershey’s bar

1 cup of Sour Cream and Cheddar chips

1 18oz. cup of Orange pop (Soda for most of you)

And my exercise for today:

Jillian Micheal’s Burn Fat Boost Metabolism- this I did not finish. It’s about 40 mins long and I got through about a half hour. I started getting a headache and dizziness (the headache persisted through the night), but it’s a BUTTKICKER!

NOTE: I know my measurements might seem overwhelming or like too much work, but in most cases I just guesstimated based on previous knowledge I have about serving sizes!

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