Archive for July 9th, 2012

I thought eating the specific foods for the first two weeks on the “eat clean” program was going to be easy. After all, with the exception of whey protein (never tried it before), I’m a fan of those foods. Nope. Out of the first eight days, I only managed to eat everything on the list two of the eight days. Most days I got in six of the eight items. For example, I ate the eggs, oatmeal, veggies, fruit, and drank water; however, I didn’t drink the whey protein or green tea. Another day, I may have gotten everything, but the oatmeal. It is hard. Well, it’s hard for me.

I discovered as I reviewed the week, one reason I came up short is because I don’t eat on a set schedule. I don’t eat before my morning workout. Sometimes, I may not eat breakfast until 9:00AM or 9:30AM. Therefore, a mid-morning snack is not necessary for me. The next time I eat would be at lunch. So, in order for me to do better this week, I really need to plan out my meals ahead of time to make sure I can incorporate all these foods. Thank goodness I only have to do this for one more week.

While I’m discussing food, I must confess I find unsweetened Almond Milk disgusting. However, I am drinking it with the whey protein powder (chocolate flavor). This combination makes a remarkable difference.

As for my cardio workouts, I did workout five days. However, I did not workout at maximum effort or with intervals. As much as I love walking with my dog, he slows us down with all his sniffing and marking his territory. So, we are no longer exercising with Comet. Instead, I will take Comet for his own walk later in the evening where he can get his groove on at his own pace.

As for my weight (153 pounds), I did not lose or gain. So, I don’t get to move any of my marbles. Am I disappointed? Not really. I didn’t expect to lose anything this past week. If anything, I worried I had gained weight because my guys and I had gone to a family BBQ on Saturday. I indulged by having three Mike’s Hard Lemonade and two or three brownies.

A new week has started, and I’m ready. My goal for this week is to ramp up my cardio, and to eat everything on the list everyday.

“Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.” ~Jack Lalanne

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