I've eaten this for lunch every day this week now (so only two days.) Man, it feels like so many more.
Yea it was good, I guess. You know for a salad. It wasn't as good as a slice of pizza or anything. And it certainly wasn't as good as the nachos I had for dinner on Saturday. Followed by the chicken wings for dessert. Followed by the chilaquiles for brunch the next day.
And thus the reason I'm eating gross salads all week. Ugh, salads.
On Monday I started the "12 Week Bikini Body Challenge" with Kayla Itsines. I tried to start it once before but I failed miserably. I failed so bad I didn't even get through day one. So of course I didn't make it to day two.
But Kayla's damn Instagram account kept nagging at me. If you want to feel bad about yourself/motivated at the same time follow her. The transformations she posts are unreal. Here's one I just pulled.
So two months later, here I am giving it another go.
I made it through day one on Monday- barely. By the end I was having cold sweats and thinking that I was going to throw up and most likely die. And this is only a thirty minute workout! I should not be feeling that way. But my lungs are clogged with chicken wings and fried cheese sticks so it's a little hard to breath during strenuous activities.
But after my nausea wore off something incredible happened, I felt good. So at lunch time Harlow and I went for a run. By 12:30 we had logged 20k steps according to my FitBit and I still had an abundance of energy. It was weird. I didn't even take my normal afternoon nap.
Tuesday was a light day without a workout guide so Har and I went for another jog. And shockingly enough, I felt good again! So working out is actually good for the body. Who knew!
Tomorrow is abs and arms and I'm kind of excited for it. I haven't had a good ab workout since dance class in the 90s. I realize I'm only two days in and that's not a huge accomplishment by any means. But hey, at least I'm two days further in than last time.
I only purchased Kayla's workout guides and chose to skip her food guides. I'm sure that's not the smartest decision, but I'm taking baby steps. I'm honest enough with myself to know I'm not going to change my diet completely, I'm just going to adjust it.
For example on Monday I had a kale/spinach/blueberry/banana smoothie for breakfast. Salad for lunch. And tilapia tacos for dinner. And a beer. I'm not eliminating alcohol. I just won't do it.
Tuesday I had the same meals for breakfast and lunch as I did on Monday and grilled chicken for dinner. And a beer. And of course there were snacks in between meals. Things like pretzels, almonds, yogurt, just your standard boring healthy snacks.
On the weekends I'm going to make an effort to not eat as much bad food as I usually do. Don't get me wrong I'll still eat fries and burgers, just in lesser amounts. That's the goal anyway.
And there will always be Bloody Marys. Always always. If I stick to this and find myself with chiseled abs like Redhead above in 12 weeks, I'll proudly post my before and after pics. But not until then.
I should also mention that next week I'm heading to San Antonio and the following week to Steamboat, Colorado so... so it's going to be hard to stick to this while I'm traveling. But it sure would be nice if I could.
If you have any vacation workout tips, let me know them. Or just any workout suggestions in general. Or any life tips actually. Just give me all your tips and suggestions. Please and thank you.
PS don't forget tomorrow I'm hosting this linkup!
I was the kind of kid who would bring an entire bag of Cool Ranch Doritos to eat for lunch, just that and that alone. Living the dream.