I’ve still been plugging away at my HIIT workouts 3 times a week (well, it’s more like twice if I’m totally honest…but I intend to do 3). I’ve had several people comment on how toned my arms look, so I feel like it must be working! I definitely feel good (…except my achilles tendons, but I’m going to have Active Release Technique attempted on them on Monday to see if that will help. I’ll let you know).
I had to really stop and think about what I’ve been eating lately… I hadn’t been focusing on balance very much for a couple weeks since I was around people who don’t eat like me (but like I mentioned before, I didn’t compromise my food values). I was also really busy for a bit and I snacked more than I ate meals. Although that worked for a while, it’s definitely not as satisfying. I’m trying to eat more fat and calories in my lunch so I don’t need to snack in the afternoon. It’s really working well (which I knew, but I was out of the habit).
My techniques? Add fat, fiber, and protein, and minimize non-fiber carbs (because then my stomach stays full longer, blood sugar stays more stable, and I don’t get afternoon cravings or sleepiness).
Exhibits A, B, C, and D:
Here’s the link to the coconut flour flatbread recipe in case you missed it before.
I also have a workout to share with you!
This is one Shirley made up for someone who requested it.
I promise that if you do this workout, you’ll be tired. Or, if you’re like me when I am at my threshold of collapsing…you’ll just laugh. I can’t help it–it’s a coping mechanism. I laugh if someone yells at me, or when I’m nervous, or when I’m working out so hard that I think my body is going to give out (usually only my trainer can push me that hard—and once he asked me if I was crying). Anyway…I did this workout on Thursday and it’s very difficult if you don’t rest in between sets. Remember to drink water and don’t push yourself harder than you should!
Yesterday, I did an hour speed-walk with a friend (before going out for a drink…in our “gym” clothes!), and a short TRX, sandbag, Equalizer workout earlier in the day. In a couple weeks I’ll be in LA for the TRX training–I’m looking forward to it! It is pretty easy to work with already, but I want to learn the finer details. I’m hoping to make it to a hot yoga class tomorrow, but all I did today was walk for an hour with my Mom–we went at 6am and then sat on her porch drinking coffee and chatting for 2.5 hours.
What was your most recent workout? Try any new types of workouts lately?
What do you eat for lunch to give you the best afternoon (energy and satisfaction)?