I felt good and ready to go to the gym, I had good focus as the day started. I had my plan and was ready for it. I had an awesome class, doing my ritual booty shaking on Saturday mornings. It is actually crazy the amount I sweat. I can't believe how much I notice my glutes in the class. I have been working them way more than I ever had and I can tell. OUCH!
I started to feel tired as the day went. I even packed an orange that I ate post workout. This got progressively worse as the day went. I am starting to notice if I am going to have a longer workout than I planned and a very cardio focus, my low carb start to the day may be hindering me. I think I am going to up my greens in my breakfast the next few days and see if that helps. Next will be to have a carb loaded breakfast on those days and just alter my schedule for meal when that happens. I will still maintain my lower and higher carb days, I will just switch around in the day I have them. It's always a game of trial and error. However, what I have come to know since the past is to be flexible. I use to set a plan and be stuck to it. If I didn't follow exactly I would chalk the day up to a fail. That puts way to much pressure on me and takes away the fun in what I do. Consistency is my opinion is much different than following a plan to the exact measurement and timing.
So I had a cheat meal and it was awesome! I had pizza and a canoli. It was delicious and no regrets. I was sooooo tired after though, so I did perhaps over eat plus it is a clear sign that as much as I enjoyed it, something wasn't balance in my body. That's ok though, just something I notice and as much as I enjoyed it I don't like feeling that tired or bloated. So maybe next time I will explore another delicious treat.
I will consider a different treat next time. I am so connected in this process to feeling good, not just looking good. Honestly, if that was the case some may chalk this journey up to a fail because my weight drop hasn't been significant but I have lost inches, gained muscle and reduced my body fat. We work in stages, to make this a change easier to sustain we need to allow ourselves to trust the process. I am setting myself up mentally, physically and emotionally to lean out. I find there needs to be the appropriate foundation set out, this is to obtain the desired results I want. Plus my goal this time is to feel better about it. I have leaned out before and often feel tired and stress during the process. I expect it to be disciplined and tight but I want it to make me feel food as a result of my efforts.
Shake plus supplements:
Orange( Post Workout)
3 oz steak with salad.
3 Slice Pizza & Cannoli