Today is day 3 of Hammer and Chisel for me. Woke up feeling so much better than I have the last few days. Still carrying some bloat with me, but much less than the previous days. I know I said I wouldn't weigh myself until the weekend, but I couldn't resist. There are days when I know the scale will discourage me, days where I feel like I may use the scale as an excuse to cheat and then other days where I know that no matter what the scale says, I am going to still feel motivated and awesome. Today was one of those days where I knew I felt in control and very motivated, so I weighed in. 150.4 pounds which means I am down 2.9 pounds since Monday. I know I didn't lose 2.9 pounds of fat and that a lot of this is my bloat and water weight. Either way, I am a happy camper!
Yesterday was successful. I had an awesome workout and really pushed myself. I stuck to my meal plan throughout the day, but I would be completely lying if I said I felt satisfied. Both with breakfast and lunch, they tasted amazing, but I never felt full. I felt like I had a lingering hungry feeling. You know what a lingering hungry feeling does to me? Makes me HANGRY and gives me some wild cravings. I swear I was day dreaming of cheese during my commute home. I made the executive decision to add food into my meal plan. I knew if I didn't, 8 pm would roll around and I would have my head in the tortilla chip bag. No bueno! So, I added an egg to my dinner and extra broccoli. I didn't go wild adding in food. I made a controlled choice to add in protein and greens until I felt satisfied.
This morning, I woke up feeling so much better. I felt lean, in control and I didn't feel like I was dying of starvation. Think it was a good call to add in food. The goal of this meal plan is for me to eat clean and to eat the right portions of each food group. It is not to feel crappy and to be hungry. If you are following this plan and you feel starving, carefully add in food. The program even tells you to do so! Think we get so caught up in wanting to follow a plan 100% (which is great), but we then forget to listen to our bodies. If your body is telling you to fuel it, then listen to it. Add in some protein and some greens.
Today, I did Iso Chisel Strength. I really like this workout, mainly because although it really challenges me physically, it almost challenges me even more mentally. Each exercise, you do 10 reps, then hold for 10 seconds, and then repeat that two more times for a total of 30 reps and a total of holding the move for 30 seconds. Those 10 second holds are where this workout becomes more mental for me. My mind quits SO much quicker than my body does. My body can do the workouts just fine, it is my mind that tries to quit earlier. I followed the workout with 10 minute Chisel Abs and burned a total of 446 calories. I worked from home today, so I was really proud that I got my workout in before I had to start work!
I am keeping my meal plan the same today. Drank my post workout shake after my workout, then I had two eggs and a gluten free waffle for breakfast. My snack today was a banana and followed it with lunch which was a salad with chicken, toasted almonds and sweet onion vinaigrette. Afternoon snack is shakeology. Dinner tonight is going to be grilled chicken, marinated in Trader Joe's Spicy peanut sauce vinaigrette. Our sides will be sweet potato chips and broccoli. Then of course, drinking my Recharge shake before bed tonight. Wasn't crazy about this shake the first time I drank it, but I have decided this shake tastes better to me when I stir it with water rather than shake it. Seems like it is less bubbly to me!