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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New loves!

Wow it's been a while since I got back on here.

Had a really busy weekend and actually stayed on track with my BFL and 20-day Eating Clean Challenge. HOW BOUT THAT?!

I did jump on the scale this morning and I gotta say I'm a little shocked. I'm showing 137 which is a gain of 3 lbs. since I started the BFL program on March 14. Hmm... the number isn't getting to me because I feel great and my clothes are feeling bigger so that's what counts for me. The boyfriend even mentioned he could tell I was slimming down from my side profile view! So the scale is no biggie.

Heading into week 4 of BFL was good. Sunday I did P90X Cardio X + 60 min jog/walk with my dog and took my break day yesterday. Today I have a full-body workout planned with my personal trainer so starting off the week strong. With the BFL program I've found that I'm becoming obsessed with working my arms. Last week I got in 4 workouts for my bi's and tri's: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. I LOVE working my arms, especially since I've fallen in love with barbel curls and high-pulley curls (thanks, Boomer!).


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DAMN IT, why do I always have to fall in love with equipment I don't already have at my home "gym"? Well I have been doing one-arm high pulley curls with my resistance bands and the door attachment and it works wonderfully!

The best thing I like about BFL is still the awesome pump and DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) I get. No other workout or time in my life have I had it. BUT to be fair to the other programs out there (mainly my love, P90X) it could be that I wasn't lifting heavy enough at the time or doing it with proper form or I just didn't care. But either way BFL was the right choice for me during this part of my journey.
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On the other side of the equation, my nutrition has been spot on with only a few mishaps here and there. And I'm talking minor, take one-bite-only type of mishaps except for yesterday. Yesterday I treated myself to a McDonald's vanilla cone and loved every single calorie of it! Here's a pict of some of my normal eats during this challenge:

Start most of my mornings off with my Shakeology mix.
If you haven't tried a handful or two or spinach in a smoothie, it's wonderful. Can't taste it at all and another way to get in more veggies!

B.I.G salad with some kabochoa and chicken.

Shakeology plain.

Typical dinner of brown rice, veggies, and chicken.

Favorite snack: 1/2 sweet potato and protein powder

Steamed edamame.

Egg-white veggie scramble w/ low-fat feta an cayenne pepper.

9 comments:

Glam said...

I love a good spinach smoothie! Never thought I would, but you're right, you can't taste it!

I think it's awesome you don't let the scale dictate your mood or plan, instead relying on how you feel & the way your clothes fit. That really is all that matter, but I'm not quite as strong, mentally as you. I hate the scale & any number projected is bound to ruin my day. Well done, you! :)

CJ said...

I guess the scale is showing a bigger number cause you are gaining more muscle, cuz you said the dresses are getting bigger! That is the problem with strength! You look slimmer but the scale shows a bigger number! It can get confusing in the beginning.

Nice eats there! I love spinach in everything! I am a spinach fan!

Tony The Pink Panda said...

Daily fluctuations like that are just part of the game, but you know that!

Edamame is deliciouso!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Annie - anytime you start a new program the scale is usually the last piece to get in line .. but you know this already!

Dude .. LOST was amazing. One of the best episodes ever, IMO.

Kyle Gershman said...

Wow...you are going all out...love it!

Boomer said...

Gotta love the DOMS!!! You are inspiring me to do more strength training and getting my nutrition in line!

anne h said...

Love those resistance bands....the best of both worlds.
Another thougthful blog!

Denalee said...

Annie,

You are an amazing your woman with a great spirit. If you are not already a Beachbody Coach, you should be one! If you are interested, check out my website.
http://beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/fitmbs

Feel free to call or email me with any questions. My contact info is on the site.

The_Exquisite_Christine said...

Mmmm those pics have me drooling! I loved doing BFL last year, I need to pick it up again. I gained initially too but the muscles really help in the long run and you are slimming and thats what counts!

Thanks for joining LHA and putting the sidebar link up. I am so glad to have you along for another challenge. ♥