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Her Bizzy Diet – Day 11

20 Feb

I haven’t posted in a couple of days because I’ve been super busy and not much has changed.  I’m doing virtually the same routine day in and day out.  The only difference is dinner, and quite frankly it’s been jacking up my plan!  We have had a bunch of dinners out due to different events, and this isn’t going to change anytime soon.  February is full of birthdays so there is constant celebration. Stress has also been building up and impeding my progress.  Last night, in fact, I gave in a drank.  Yup, it got that bad.  I was pissed about more financial problems (when it rains, it pours) and add to that no weight loss over the past 7 days.  I’ve been going back and forth between 135 and 136 for a week now.  That’s pathetic and not what I want to see when I’m only doing a 3 week program.  That means an entire week, or 1/3 of the program, is down the drain.  The time, the energy and the money…gone.  The worst part about it is that I have no one to blame but myself and that just pisses me off more!  I had vodka with sparkling water and even managed to make zucchini and a turkey burger patty for dinner, so other than the booze, I actually stuck to plan.  When I weighed in this morning I was 133 and change.  It was nice to see that the scale had finally started moving in the right direction, but I have to be realistic.  It’s likely just dehydration that brought the weight down and I imagine that I will be right back between 135 and 136 tomorrow.

And speaking of tomorrow, that is yet another night out.  My husband got us opera tickets for Valentines day.  We are planning to do dinner beforehand, so again my nutrition is in someone elses hands.  Luckily, the hubs is also trying to lose weight and eating healthy so we won’t be tempting each other with greasy burgers or sugary desserts.   We shall see how it goes.

Workout: None

Nutrition & Supplements:

  • 6am – 2 Burn, 1 Tone, 2 whole eggs, 2 slices center cut bacon
  • 9am – 3 Balance, 1 scoop Vanilla Chai Delight Protein
  • 12pm – 6″ Ham & Turkey on Flatbread, all veggies, mustard, oil and vinegar
  • 3pm – 1 scoop Vanilla Chai Delight Protein
  • 6pm – 6 Turkey Meatballs, 2c spinach, 1 laughing cow cheese wedge
  • 8pm – 2 Cleanse

(Yes, I am fully aware that today’s meals were not perfect, especially since I didn’t workout.  I had hangover belly and I did the best I could.)

Weight: 133.6

Weight: 136.6

Her Bizzy Diet – Day 8

17 Feb

Welcome to week 2 of my challenge!

The weekend proved to be a big obstacle.  Saturday during the day was very easy because I was at work and able to keep on my regular schedule.  After work I picked up my step-daughter, took her for birthday manicures, and then we met up with my husband for her birthday dinner.  We wanted her to pick the restaurant, since after all it’s her birthday.  She chose Macaroni Grill.  I knew from the start that it could pose a challenge because I looooooove pasta, but I wanted to be good so I veered away from that portion of the menu.  However, so many of the dishes have pasta of some sort and I really wasn’t in the mood for chicken or steak since I can make that at home and not pay $18/plate.  I thought I had decided upon a dish until I noticed the calorie contents next to them.  I can’t remember my first choice, but I do remember that it had about 1100 calories in it.  Thanks, but no thanks!  I opted for a Caesar salad and added shrimp.  First off,  yeah, I know, Caesar dressing isn’t healthy, but remember I don’t really care when it comes to fat.  Second, don’t order shrimp to add to a salad because it was a total rip off – $4 to add shrimp and I only got 4 shrimp.  I ended up coming home and making some beef strips so that I could get in more protein.   The next morning I was up about .8lbs which kinda sucked.

Next comes Sunday.  I always wake up earlier than my family so I spent the first couple of hours in my normal breakfast routine catching up on all my trashy reality shows on DVR.  I even made pancakes when the other two woke up and didn’t so much as even taste it.  Then come the temptations.  First it was lunch.  My husband wanted taco bell so the two of them went and picked it up and brought it home.  We all sat at the table and while they ate tacos, gorditos and chalupas I sat drooling, staring and quietly ate my tuna salad.  Later that night we met up with friends for a BBQ – we brought steaks and asparagus so I don’t feel bad there.  However, after dinner the family wanted ice cream.  ICE CREAM!  I dropped them off and went to fill up my car with gas so I didn’t even step foot inside because I knew I would have ordered something.  They brought their ice cream home and I made a chocolate peanut butter protein shake.  I thought I did a pretty good job, although this morning I was up another .8lbs.  GRRRR!!!

That’s ok, because at the end of the week I still ended up down 7lbs from my starting weight.  Today was totally on point, so here’s what I got:

Workout:

Day 1 – Cardio & Upper Body
 

Meals & Supplements:

  • 3:30am –  2 Burn (according to the plan I am supposed to take 2, this morning I only did because I was exhausted) , 1 Tone
  • 6am – 3 Balance, 2 whole eggs, 1 slice center cut bacon
  • 9am – 1 scoop Vanilla Chai Delight Protein
  • 11:30am – 1 Burn, 1 Tone
  • 12pm – 6oz chicken, 2c mixed greens, olive oil/vinegar dressing
  • 3pm – 1 scoop Vanilla Chai Delight Protein
  • 6pm – 5 oz shrimp, 1 bunch chard, 1/3c coconut milk, 1/2 lemon juice and chipotle pepper flakes
  • 8pm – 2 Cleanse, Cup of Vanilla Sleepy Time Tea

Weight: 136.6

Her Bizzy Diet – Day 2

11 Feb

Today was a long, hard day.  I developed a head cold yesterday evening, that made waking up and working out quite the bitch this morning.  I did however, still get up at the butt crack of dawn and kill the lower body workout.  I also kept my nutrition on point all day, got in all my supplements (including the second fat burner today), and am already set for the day tomorrow.

Even though, according to the plan, I am supposed to workout tomorrow and have Thursday act as a rest day, I am choosing to take tomorrow off.  There are a couple of reasons for this.  1.  My friend, and training partner, goes later in the day on Wednesday, which means I don’t have to wake up at 3:30am.  2.  Since I barely do running as my form of cardio, my calves are ON FIRE!!!!  I even wore flats to work today, which I hate doing.

Anyway, enough bitching and whining, here’s my breakdown for the day:

Workout:

20 minute cardio intervals on the treadmill (low intensity 4-4.5; high intensity 6.8-7.8)
 
Lower Body (2x’s through)
  • Squats – 30 reps
  • DB Lunges – 15 reps per leg
  • Standing Calf Raises – 30 reps
  • Standard Crunch – 30 reps
  • Crunch with Legs Up – 30 reps
10 minute cardio (5 min low intensity, 5 min high intensity)
 
Repeat Lower Body Weight Training

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Meals & Supplements:

  • 4am –  1 Burn, 1 Tone
  • 6am – 3 Balance, 1 whole eggs, 2 slices center cut bacon
  • 9am – 1 scoop Vanilla Chai Delight Protein
  • 11:30am – 1 Burn, 1 Tone
  • 12pm – 6oz chicken, 9 brussels sprouts (not technically on plan, but I had them in the fridge)
  • 3pm – 1 scoop Vanilla Chai Delight Protein
  • 6pm – 6 oz steak, 2.5c spinach, 1 wedge Light Swiss Laughing Cow Cheese
  • 8pm – 2 Cleanse, (no snack tonight because I am going to bed at 8)

Weight: 140.4

I would like to point out that I am down 3lbs from yesterday.  While that is a great thing to see, I know it is water loss and food in my gut from the previous days binge.  However, I am going to use it as motivation to just keep going until I start seeing actual weight loss, which should be around days 3-5. Can’t wait to get there!  🙂

Her Bizzy Diet – Day 1

10 Feb

It’s been too long since I have had a valid routine, good nutrition, and a plan of action.  So, after some research, I decided on the Bizzy Diet from MusclePharm.  It’s an intense, 21 day plan with a detailed nutrition, workout and supplement plan.  I decided upon the FitMiss version though, which is specifically for women…and a little cheaper for the stack.  It’s exactly what I needed.  Going it alone has been a disaster and what it’s made me realize is that I really thrive when everything I need to do is laid out and all I have to do is follow. No thinking, just doing.  So, I started today, and here’s what it looked like:

Workout:

20 minute cardio intervals on the treadmill (low intensity 3.5-4; high intensity 7-8.5)
 
Upper Body (20 reps 2x’s through)
  • DB Chest Press
  • 1 Arm DB Row
  • Military Shoulder Press
  • Bicep Curl
  • Tricep Kickback
10 minute cardio (5 min low intensity, 5 min high intensity)
Repeat Upper Body Weight Training
 
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Meals & Supplements:

  • 4am –  1 Burn, 1 Tone
  • 6am – 3 Balance, 3 whole eggs, 1 tsp Tapatio
  • 9am – 1 scoop Vanilla Chai Delight Protein
  • 11:30am – 1 Tone (should have 1 Burn here too but I have to get used to a fat burner first so I skipped it today)
  • 12pm – 6oz chicken, 1 zucchini with Mrs. Dash
  • 3pm – 1 scoop Vanilla Chai Delight Protein
  • 6pm – 6oz porkloin, 6 large spears of asparagus
  • 8pm – 2 Cleanse, 1oz almonds

Weight: 143.4

I am definitely not proud of that number, by the way.  It is the second heaviest I have ever been and part of the reason I have to make a change.  I’m excited to see the end results in 3 weeks.  I’m taking a before picture today….but that won’t be posted until the end just in case nothing changes.  No one needs to see that!  😛

 

Supplements???

10 Aug

 

Recently, I was asked if I take any supplements and what type.  Here was my response:

One-A-Day Womens Multi-Vitamin – 1/day (obviously 😛 )  I like to take this because it’s easy, cheap, and a great way to make sure I am getting all of the important things my body needs when I can’t supply it via food.

Calcium Supplement (not sure of the brand) – 2/day with breakfast and dinner.  This is good for bone health, especially in women.

Natrol Omega 3-6-9 – 2/day with breakfast and dinner.  This is good for brain development, immune system function, and blood pressure regulation.

Spring Valley Glucosamine Chondroitin – 3/day with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  This is for joint health.  It is not necessary for everyone.  But, for those of us who may have put a lot of strain on our joints in younger years with sports or other activities, or who are just a little older, this can help quite a bit.

Nature Made Iron Supplement – 1/day with lunch.  Again, this is not for everyone.  I take it because I am just slightly anemic.  Check with your physician before taking an iron supplement.

Finally, and I don’t know if this really counts as a vitamin or supplement, but I drink a protein shake every day.  Generally I have one after my workout in order to help repair and rebuild muscle.  If it is a rest-day I will have one as my morning or afternoon snack in order to keep my calorie count and protein intake at the proper level.  I have always used the powder you can pick up at Wal-Mart, but my husband and I decided to invest a little money into our protein and purchased Iso-Sensation 93 in Vanilla Bean (review on this still to come).  Protein is very important to weight loss and building muscle so we’ve decided not to skimp anymore.  Hopefully this pays off.

Now, all of that being said, I am not a trainer, nutritionist nor a doctor so I am not handing out advice or suggestions.  This is simply what I take.  You may choose to follow my supplement plan or not, but speak with your doctor first!  Every body is different and requires different things so get your facts straight before making any choices.  If you don’t want to see a doctor at least do your research.  There are a million sources online to find out the pros and cons of vitamins and supplements. 

What do you take?  What would you recommend?