Yep….I most certainly am!
This last week was the first week in Phase two, and I was excited/nervous to start it! Even though the workouts were different in Phase one, I had come to know what to expect, and I was loving them. Since I started a week after most of my challengers and friends, I heard them talk about how much more challenging the workouts were……eek!
I ended Phase one feeling really great….I was down about 8 pounds since I started and over 12 inches, and I felt so much stronger than when I started. Other than a few very minor snack issues and that taco night, I had stuck to my meal plan spot on. Check out my day one side photo compared to the one i snapped on day 29. It’s crazy that the difference is only 8 lbs. Don’t ever listen to the SCALE!
Let’s talk about the challenges of the week, shall we?
Based on how Phase 2 is set up, I had to go up a bracket for food, meaning I needed to eat more. Guys, with this program I feel like I am always eating! I felt this way in Phase one, so knowing I had to eat more made me worried I wouldn’t get all my containers in. Everywhere I went I took some kind of food, and it inspired me to finally get a new lunch bag that would help me carry my food!
I was between two different styles of Six Pack Bags but ended up with the Innovator Mini instead of the Innovator. For me that just worked better, but I encourage you to check out their options….there are many! The pink is so me, right?
I did do pretty well with my meal plan this week, but I did have a slipup on Saturday when I had a small piece of thin crust pizza that Kyle had. Pizza is one of those foods for me that I absolutely love, and I thought I missed it….then I ate it, and I was like “No thanks, Tom Hanks.” It’s funny how your taste buds shift when you focus on nutrition and feel really good about what you are eating. Still, it was consumed, and I have to own up to it.
Workout wise, I killed it! I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the new challenges of Phase two and the workout moves. There were so many great ones that made me feel strong and badass. I especially loved a move that included a tricep crab into a bear (sounds fun, right?) and a half turkish get up! And I am beyond thankful that every workout is easily accessible from my on demand library…I’d hate to be carrying around 80 DVDs! That would be so annoying! This ipad will be joining me this weekend when I get to Columbus because some of my workouts will be happening when I’m at a hotel for The Arnold Classic.
This upcoming week will bring something exciting: refeed day! This day (Wednesday) is all about changing up the carbs, which means I can have some treats I haven’t been able to. Here is my plan for the week. You’ll notice that the reefed meals are listed below my meals for the rest of the week. Again, those are only enjoyed on Wednesday!
Ready to rock this week! Be on the lookout for some recipes….I mentioned the blueberry pies on my Instagram Story (pssttt…..make sure you are following me there: @sparklefitnessbabe) and a bunch of people are asking for that recipe already!
Let’s make this week amazing!