I ate clean all day yesterday! Woohoo to me! It’s rare that I can go a full day eating clean the entire time! I just gave myself a pat on the back :) Many of you probably think it’s simple to do it…but it’s not easy for me!
Here’s a look at my nutrition for the day and some pics to go along with it.
|Meal 1||740||1/4 cup oatmeal, stevia, 1/4 cup protein, water|
|Meal 3||12||Salad (fat free french dressing, romaine, almonds, corn, strawberries, green olives & eggs), small 9 grain bread slice, water|
|Meal 4||320||pre gym protein shake (1 scoop)|
|Meal 5||6||Chicken & veggies, water|
I wish I could have squeezed one more meal in to make it 6 meals…but oh well. 5 is better than my usual 3.
The only thing that was not 100% clean was the fat free french dressing but it was pretty much the best option they had.
I also drank 150 oz of water! You better believe that I was peeing like a racehorse! Actually..I was peeing like my new puppy, Mya. Side note…but she still WONT STOP peeing in her cage!!!!
My Protein Oats…..
All I did for this is add 1/4 scoop of whole wheat oats, water, 1/4 scoop of chocolate protein powder. Microwave for one minute. After it’s cooked, add one packet of Stevia In The Raw. It’s nice and sweet! It also kept me full until my next snack
My scrumptious salad….
I finally didn’t blow it at dinner last night. I stuck to chicken, veggies and agua. I’m so bad at eating clean at dinner, but last night I rocked it.
At the gym last night, I lifted chest, triceps and shoulders. I did Day 25 but revised it a little bit (as always!)
|Dumbbell Bench Press: 2 sets of 10-12 reps, 1 set to failure||45||45||45|
|Peck Deck: 2 sets of 10-12 reps, 1 set to failure|
|Machine Lat Raises: 2 sets of 10-12 reps, 1 set to failure||30||30||30|
|Machine Shoulder Press: 2 sets of 10-12 reps, 1 set to failure|
|Triceps Pushdown: 2 sets of 10-12 reps, 1 set to failure||20||25||25|
|Lying Barbell Triceps Extensions: 2 sets of 10-12 reps, 1 set to failure|
I then treadmill’d it up to complete Day 24′s cardio.
I did a moderate intensity cardio workout instead of my usual HIIT training. I ran at 6.0 for about 10 minutes, walked at an incline, jogged again at 6 and then finished it off with another walking at an incline (about 4.0mph at 4% incline). After the 30 minutes, I decided to do 5 minutes of 13% incline at about a 2.5-3mph pace. I really wanted to try walking backwards on the treadmill. I always heard it was a great workout on your legs and it was! My legs were burning and my heart rate was up. It was a different feeling than walking forward at the same incline. It definitely worked different muscles.
Because I was in the spirit of trying new things…when I stopped the treadmill, I tried to do dead treadmill sprints. This is when the treadmill is off and you use your feet to move the treadmill by pushing. I pushed until I got it moving and then would stop. I pushed again until I was running and then I stopped again. I did this about 5 times and my heart rate was about 180! It was a great end to the workout and got my heart rate up FAST!
Overall, I worked out for 1:04 and burned 528 calories. My average heart rate (between running and lifting) was 142 and my maximum heart rate was 184.
Have you ever tried a dead treadmill sprint before? If not, you should try it! I felt a little goofy with it and my backwards walking, but after a minute I realized I could care less what others thought of me!