Well, Christmas is a time for family, friends, giving, and getting…. FAT. Okay, okay, I won’t be dramatic, but these last two days have not been easy for me. Christmas Eve we went to my moms house, but not before hitting the gym – I did some cardio in the morning but I’m really finding that the week leading up to my menstrual cycle I’m getting extremely tired, and almost weak – so I wound up doing about 20 minutes on the stairmaster and 20 minutes on the treadmill at an incline and then hubby and I went to do back. The most I’ve lifted on the Tbar rows is 4-45lb plates, but today I did 3 and after a set of about 20 reps I had to haul ass to the bathroom because I thought I was going to vomit. What gives?! I didn’t, but it was such a pain in the ass. Anyway, here’s the way the 24th went.
10am Bacon and eggs, home made dark chocolate covered pineapple pieces, 5 dates, and a handful of trail mix
5pm- chicken, 1/2 cup of rice, green beans
8-turkey, 1/4 cup white mashed potatoes and a small sliver of my moms home made “dump cake” it was interesting and had apples and nuts so I was happy lol
10:30- quest bar
11:30: proats & dates
On Christmas morning I woke up around 7am, had some tea and proats, and then my mom made us egg omeletes. I chose to just have eggs since I had had proats earlier. But then I decided that it being Christmas, I was not going to track and write down every ounce of food I ate. I will be honest – I didn’t eat all whole – but I did my best. If it was home made, it went into my belly – this includes cake and cookies. I also drank a lot of coffee.
I think it’s important to challenge yourself but it’s just as important to be honest and reasonable.
We didn’t go to the gym on Christmas despite having a plan on how we were going to. This week is a bit crazy with food and training. A lot of new things in the works though, possibly going to get a coach very soon – starting a new program in January to prepare for a prep for a show. I’m ready to be in the best shape of my life – I’m ready to see all these muscles I’ve spent months building…