WEEK 2 of my 15 lb weight loss project
July 17th, 2012 by Becky
Ok, so week two went a little better. My cravings weren’t as bad and I got more into the habits of eating healthy again and sticking to my workout schedule. It was still hard, but nothing compared to last week. I did, however, let myself go lax again on Saturday and have a cheat meal. Last week I actually lost 3 lbs by doing that and I believe that sometimes it works to your advantage to have one cheat meal per week (last week I had two…that was a little much) b/c it can help your metabolism to stay high. BUT that doesn’t work for everyone so I would suggest experimenting with it a little to see if it’s for you. Also, I found that I’m still just as busy as I was before and I need some quicker options. Since there aren’t many fat loss options that are quick (grocery stores have a ton of products that claim to be healthy and quick like “lean cuisine” but they are scams) I decided to make my own recipes that take a few minutes to make! I’m currently putting them into a book for you all.
Anyway, week 2 is essentially the same except I took out the cheat meal on Sunday. I also took out the carb in my last meal on two of the nights. This I found to be a big difference.
Meal 1: 4 egg whites, scrambled with cottage cheese, 1 piece ezikial bread
meal 2: greek yogurt with berries
meal 3: protein shake (ready-to-drink from GNC)
meal 4: chicken and sweet potato with green beans
meal 5: turkey meatballs with zuccini over brown rice (with a little tomato sauce)
Same as last week: resistance training 3x per week, cardio 3 times per week but this week I did all sprints outside because it wasn’t too hot out. I found a great hill in the park near my house and ran up it 10 times for one workout, then once I did some plyometrics including high knees, butt kicks, skips, and sprints followed by suicide sprints, and lastly I did 100 meter sprints followed by 5 hills. Now, if you are new to exercise you will definitely need to start slower than this. Try just jogging up a hill by your house and take it from there. If that’s too difficult, walk up until you gain the endurance to move up to a jog.