thanks Spinney - I feel better already.. I am going to do the questions & answers in the book tomorrow (its late now) and Sunday will plan my week meals and go to grocery store. I already found a couple pictures to put on my mirror. Its crazy how much better this made me feel & stronger. Thanks again
Hey fellow challengers :o)
My first day of Week 5 - The Clean Week Challenge...
Will edit the post as the day progresses for me not to forget anything.
Upper Body Workout: Good.. could have been better.
Meal 1: Protein shake and one large slice of cantaloupe (34 gms of protein and 10gms carbs - 1 gm fat)
Meal 2: Home-made lean beef "stew" using half a cup of peas and one small potato served with 4 spoons of brown rice and red lentils - (52 gm protein - 80 gm carbs - 10 gm fat) [break-down from calorie-count.com]
Wholemeal spaghetti with beef liver and tomato sauce (22 gm protein - 16 gm carbs - 7 gms fat)
Meal 4: Granary bun (25 grams) with grilled bell pepper and grilled lean beef (25 gm protein - 21 gm carbs - 5 gm fat)
Meal 5: Two spoons of oat and semi-skimmed milk (too small to be considered a meal)
Meal 6: Protein shake and a wedge of cantaloupe (34 gms of protein and 10gms carbs - 1 gm fat)
I feel stuffed and sick with food. I was force-feeding myself the protein shake only because i know if i dont do that, I will not be able to do cardio well tomorrow. I can only eat 6 meals happily when I have had a very active day. But this has been a very lazy Saturday and I feel STUFFED.
Courage isn't lack of fear. It's our ability to carry on despite our fear
great cardio this morning
1030am oatmeal and cottage cheese
1230 zone bar
230 whole wheat tortilla and turkey
430 1 cup fage 0% with fruit and almonds
630 dont know yet because im going out to dinner so its going to be hard!! probably just chicken
930 protein shake
This is day two:
Meal 1: Breakfast borrito with beef, coriander, basil and onions... a bit of mustard
Meal 2: WW pasta and turkey strips
meal 3: Beef strips with brown lentil rice
Meal 4: steamed fish fillet with granary bread and green salad
Meal 5: as meal 4
Meal 6: Protein shake (No carbs with it. i think I have had more than enough carbs today)
Meal 1: Smoked salmon fillet with granary bread and water
Meal 2: Whey protein carb-free chocolate flavour and a wedge of melon
Meal 3: a bit too late and now i am dizzy and have a massive headache. - Brown rice, home-made lean beef "stew" made with cooking spray, 100 gm of potatoes and 50 grams of peas
Meal 4: Same as meal 1
Meal five: Same as meal 2
Meal 6: Steak and brown rice with green salad
Got up and did my cardio this AM.. Found out I guess I have probably only been hitting 8's and 9's, and not 10's.. This AM I feel I hit my new 9's and 10!! Wow did I have the sweat not just showing up but pouring this AM lol.. So if nothing else this has made me really want to try to give 110%.. Tomorrow will be at the gym instead of home, so having access to all the 'cool tools' I'm sure I'll find some muscles that I havent used and be SORE on Wednesday!!! So thanks for putting this up.
i lose. i went off this weekend. im upset but ready to get back into it today! good luck everyone!
Mel: You don't lose. Come back here lol. We all have the right to get into a rut. Maybe the rest of us we'll mess up even worse and you win lol.
Dburg, this is great news. Stay strong.
I gave it my all in the gym today as well, which is not what i can say on my cardio days. But sweat from my scalp down to my toes anyway lol
Nobody else is posting. It looks I will win first, second and last. Anyway, i will carry on writing this in case you guys change your minds and post later :o)
Meal 1: Steamed fish in granary bread bun with American mustard
Meal 2: home-made beef "stew" with brown rice
Meal 3: Same as meal 1 plus whey protein (nearly no carbs in it)
Meal 4: ww pasta with grilled lamb liver and red bell pepper
Meal 5: same as meal 4
Meal 6: Whey protein and a wedge of melon
I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO FREE DAY. I ABSOLUTELY HATED THIS WEEK. GREAT WORKOUT AND MONOTONOUS MEALS. THAT SUCKS THE LIFE OUT OF ME. BUT I HAVE BEEN TOO BUSY TO GO SHOPPING LAST WEEK, SO THIS WEEK HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE TO STAY ON IT WITH MEALS SO SIMILAR LIKE THIS. I AM BOOOOOORED.
OK.. while I dont lose...I dont win. I had a good night at the gym, really good BUT, since I hadnt been there for a while, and hadnt gone and checked it out, that place is WAY WAY more popular then it was. So while I did get some new areas worked, was much more 'technically' correct since the machines are very focused on certain muscle groups / exercises, the machines were PACKED.. so while I did finish the routine, and do feel I gave more then I have, it sure wasnt done like BFL is supposed to be done time wise as I had to wait for machines to open up.
Body responds to habit, and (thank heavens) a few mishaps here and there don't count. Keep it up. I am re-starting the post again. My week has not been speck and span either. i ate the same things over and over.. and with plenty of pasta and bread in the fridge (thanks to lack of planning shopping last week), it wasn't brilliant on the diet-side either.
So I win by default even though I shouldn't.
For what it's worth here is what i ate today:
Meal one: Sardines in tomato sauce and granary bread (25 gm bun) + protein shake (no carbs)
Meal two: Tuna in granary bread (25 gm bun)
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