Thursday, July 26, 2018

IF - Days 3-6

Happy Friyay Eve!!

We are so excited and ready for the weekend over here! This week has gone by surprisingly fast. Thank Goodness!!

My son's birthday is tomorrow and we head out to see their brother, my stepson, this weekend! We are so excited!!

Does anyone else blink and another year has gone by it seems?! Man, time sure does just fly on by!

So, I am still holding strong on my intermittent fasting. I am loving it and the flexibility of it. I have stuck with a 16:8 fasting period. I fast for 16 hours and my eating window is 8 hours. Today, however, I am pushing my eating to a 12 hour eating window. I worked out this morning and to be honest, it's "shark week" next week. I am typically way more hungry the week before that. Plus, tonight we have our monthly girls dinner so I am allowing myself to eat just a bit later/earlier and enjoy myself. I just listen to my body. I am definitely not eating as much nor do I have that big of a sweet tooth. I am still doing my workouts but I did not go to CG this week. I just did my LIIFT4 workouts and am loving those!

I hope next to incorporate walking everyday to my routine beginning next week. It's been so hot here so I will need to do this right after my work out most likely. This will mean getting up just a tad earlier and kicking my day off juuuust right!

Work has been super busy. We have less than three weeks until school starts so we will be getting ready for back to school this coming week. My kiddos will be with their dad the week before going back to school so mama gets a bit of a break!!

I hope everyone has a great day and rest of the week!

Stay Blessed!


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Intermittent Fasting - Days 1 and 2

Hi There! Remember me?!

Lemme tell ya .. it is HOT here in Texas. I feel like I am meeeeeeelting!!

The other day I asked my mom how much she thought I weighed .. just looking at me. She told me. It was almost 30 lbs less than what I actually weigh. I know I can eat better but I don't eat bad. I don't drink sodas, I don't eat a lot of sweets or fast food. I drink a lot of water. I work out, on average, about 4 times a week. But, I don't eat clean, whole foods, all of the time.

So Friday, I started intermittent fasting. Friday night I stopped eating at 7:00 pm and Saturday I broke my fast Saturday afternoon about 1:00, I think.

Saturday night I stopped eating at 8:00 pm and today (Sunday) I started eating at 10:00 am. I was starving today. I hope to eat my last thing tonight, no later than 7:00 pm and start eating Monday at 11:00 or 12:00.

So far, I really like it. This morning, like I said, I was hungry. But I drank a bottle of cold water and that helped me get to 10:00 am. I broke my fast both days with a shake. After, I had a 2x2x2 : 2 eggs, 2 Kodiak cakes with 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, and 2 pieces of bacon. For lunch I had leftover brown rice and chicken. I am supes full still right now. l will most likely have a protein shake about 4 and dinner about 6:15.

I have a lot of stomach fat and that is what I am focusing on right now.

I am doing the LIIFT4 Coach test group and I am really loving it. It is a weightlifting and HIIT workout with abs every day. I will be increasing my weight this next week as I know I am capable of more. Last week was week 1 and I only used/had 3lbs/5 lbs/8 lbs weights. I am going to buy 10 lbs and 15 lbs to push myself for week 2.

I also snagged a free month workout with Camp Gladiator. I was loving that as well. It is early in the morning on M, T, and Thursdays. LIIFT4 is a 4 day workout with 3 days recovery or active recovery. The program is great because it is flexible and you can do it when it works for you. I am still deciding if want to enjoy my last week of CG this week. If I do, my workouts will be like this:

Monday: Camp Gladiator
Tuesday: Camp Gladiator
Wednesday: LIIFT4 Day 5
Thursday Camp Gladiator
Friday:LIIFT4 Day 6
Saturday: LIIFT4 Day 7
Sunday: LIIFT4 Day 8

I will also still be doing the Intermittent Fasting so will keep updating on that. But, like I mentioned, I have felt great, not starving (except for this morning), sleeping great, haven't had headaches. I'm excited!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and is staying cool! I'm ready for school and a routine again!!

Happy Sunday and Blessings!!

It's a great day to be alive!