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Friday, June 5, 2009

P90X day 50 and 51/90; diet: EXCELLENT

So yesterday was day 50 of P90X. Yoga was scheduled, however I switched it out for 2 sessions of Stretch X. I went to the gym in the evening and did some HIIT then came home to Stretch. I absolutely love how it makes my body feel... wish I had discovered this a long time ago.

Today was day 51 and Core Synergistic will be done when I get home, no matter what my workout is at the gym. Today is my first session with my PT so I don't know what's on the agenda but I know we're going over nutrition (my PT is a dietitian) and some stretches but don't know what else. I think this being the first time, he'll probably walk me around and introduce me to all the machines - both cardio and weight resistance. I can't wait!!

Now on to the diet part of today. My PT had me print out 2 weeks worth of food journaling and I was shocked. I log, weigh, and measure all my food religiously and I'm usually in the calorie range I should be in, but looking at the days lined up one after the other for two weeks was a huge eye opener. In two weeks, I had eaten FOUR cheat meals! FOUR!!!!!! That's how much I'm allowed in a month! I guess because I log my food, I feel like if I'm over on fat today, I'll eat less tomorrow, but then I forget the next day and just eat crappy again. But seriously seeing my logs and charts lined up together really put things into perspective. So today, I rated my diet as "excellent" because it was! I had my Shakeology for breakfast with 1 cup of oj, flaxseeds, wheat germ, and 1 cup of strawberries and kiwi. My mid-morning snack was a P90X protein bar and 1 cup of fresh blueberries. Lunch was 1/2 cup oatmeal with a little stevia, cinnamon, flaxseeds and wheat germ, 2 cups of romaine with basalmic vinegar and a little olive oil, and 3.5 oz of grilled salmon. Mid-afternoon snack was 1 cup of cantalope, 1 kiwi, and a slice of whole wheat, fiber bread. And dinner will be 5 oz grilled chicken cooked with tomato, a little lemon, 2 cups of romaine and half a sweet potato. (I know that looks like a lot of fruit but the cantaloupe is over ripe so I'm trying to eat it before it goes bad.)

This is probably the cleanest I've eaten in a really long time. So glad I took a look at my journal... need to add that to my list of daily things to do to keep me on track. Or I'll just create a challenge for myself to see how many days in a row I can eat clean. We'll see.

Speaking of challenges... I totally have not given an update on the Ice Cream Challenge! If I calculate it correctly, this is day 37 of being ICE CREAM F-R-E-E!!! Awesome!


Anonymous said...

Hey Annie, I know what you mean about looking back at your logging and discovering what you ate! For me I actually find it good to also plan out my meals a week at a time so that I have a guide to stay within the servings I want of fat, carbs & protein as well as calories. I do get a little off it from time to time and sometimes sub things just cause maybe I don't feel like salmon tonight or I really want a shake for breakfast instead of an omelet. I still track everything daily but I find having the meals planned out helps a lot more than when I didn't do that! :)

Do you ever have frozen yogurt or sorbet in stead of ice cream? I haven't had actual ice cream for years but do occasionally go for the alternatives.

c ya

katsuboy said...

Only 4 cheat meals, or whatever you call it??? I have 4 of those in an hour! So what kind of workout did your trainer put you through?

Anonymous said...

So did you just print out each day on MFD to look back at your meals and such? I find this so inspiring!

Like Chris said above - I do like to prelog food as well. I did that back in January and it was very helpful I am just having a hard time getting back to it.

Jay :)