Last week's workouts: 2 x Cardio with Intervals (Monday & Wedensday), 3 x Boot Camp (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday). Saturday I actually tacked on some extra cardio at the end - 30 minutes of walking, going as hard as I could go, so that ended up being a 90 minute workout. I also changed the strength portion of my Boot Camp on Saturday to incorporate a couple of the Kettlebell moves from last month. I'm still a little sore. Actually more than a little. But I will survive.
I happened to catch an episode of Eat, Shrink & Be Merry on The Food Network a few weeks ago (I think it was the banana bread one), and one of the sisters mentioned on the show that cutting out sugar for two weeks can make a difference. So, I've had it in my head to give it a try. I'm going to aim for 1 week to start off with. I'm not going to get all crazy about eliminating every trace of sugar - just going for the obvious offenders:
1. The Vanilla Chai Soy Milk I've been adding to my oatmeal (tasty though it may be).
2. My beloved Vanilla yogurt (can't stand aspartame/splenda, and those calories from sugar do add up).
3. No more being lazy about breakfast and grabbing a muffin at the coffee shop.
4. I've also been having 1 square of dark chocolate after supper most evenings...I will say goodbye to that for the week as well.
After this week, we'll see where things stand.
BF: 1 slice multi-grain toast with almond butter, coffee
Snack: 1 apple
Lunch: Leftover Mac & Cheese (made w/whole wheat pasta)
Supper: Chicken & Rice Soup, grilled cheese & tomato on multi-grain
Workout: 45 minutes cardio
Plan was to do my running intervals, but discovered I was still too sore from Saturday, so it ended up being moderate walking with intervals of faster walking.