It’s been a week of good food, good coffee and good chocolate. Yes, even though I am on a very committed and strict fitness regime, I am eating chocolate. It’s the whole reason I’m getting up at 5:30am and working out for 1.5 hours each and every day.
Today was day 18 of the 30 day challenge (Tracy Anderson Method) and I really struggled. I’m dealing with the mental side of it now and my mind is saying, ‘stay in bed this morning, it’s Sunday.’ But there’s no way I’m going to let the negative side of me win this time.
Today was day 8 in the second series of moves. I feel I’ve been a bit slack because I’m only up to 40 reps in the leg movements but 60 in the ab work and my standard of 1 minute for the arm work. I am proud of the fact that I’m doing 40 minutes of dance cardio EVERY day now though. This, I won’t bother upping to the max time of 60 minutes…..who has time for that in their day!!
I’m still experiencing belly bloat after most meals, which really upsets me. To have a flat stomach is a major reason I’m doing this (vanity? sure). My legs and ass are looking FAB and during my workout, my abs look pretty damn fine (minus the tiny muffin top). Maybe my meal portions are too large or I’m eating too much chocolate….? Oh well, I’d rather eat the chocolate and live with a tiny tummy roll then not have the chocolate.
Here’s the other, less chocolatey things I’ve been putting in my mouth this week.
Decaf espresso…I refuse to give up my daily (twice..) coffee. I mix it will steamed malt-free soy milk.
Fresh fruit in watermelon and mint puree
BBQ salmon with steamed green beans and carrots.
Prawn salad on lettuce with cherry tomatoes.
Garden salad with tuna slices and fresh apple.
Fresh juice made from carrot, apple, lemon, celery, beetroot and spinach
Green and Black’s organic 70% chocolate…..yum
How’s your fitness or eating regime going? Have any good, wheat-free, low carb recipes to share?