Hope everyone had a good Monday. It’s the beginning of another work week as my company doesn’t have Martin Luther King day off. This week I expect to be pretty busy as a new project is officially kicking off. I’m glad I did some meal prepping this weekend so I have food when I get hungry and don’t turn to bad foods. I already feel more in control.
Today was overall a good day. I started with my smoothie this morning. For lunch I warmed up leftovers from last night – the @againstallgrain creamed spinach with chicken, artichokes and cauliflower rice. I have to say, I think it tasted even better today. I had a handful of cashews when I got hungry midday and then I had my leftovers from Saturday night (crockpot flank steak with butternut squash and salsa) for dinner. Tomorrow may be a little more challenging as I have a team dinner. I chose the restaurant and have a plan going into dinner, I’m just hoping I can stick to it and what looked compliant on the menu is (one thing I didn’t do was call the restaurant in advance. I figure it’s NYC, almost any restaurant can make something compliant from my experience). I plan to bring my lunch so no problems there. I’ll also pack a few snacks to have, just in case. Better to be safe and prepared than sorry.
The other thing I’m doing is last week I started a workout program called the Metabolic aftershock. They are 15 minute workouts that you do three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). They are interval training sessions where you work as hard as you can until you can’t then rest until you can. I like them because they are quick but they really get my heart rate up and get me sweating. There are three phases in the first set I bought and you do each phase for 3 weeks. Awhile back I bought a second version of this program so after I finish this first version I have another 3 phases to go into. I’m hoping between this and eating Paleo I will start to see some results.
My challenge for this week that I am committing to is drinking more water throughout the day. I tend to forget to drink water so I’m going to try to pay attention and drink more. I think that is another thing that will really help. I have these 20 oz cups that I have covers to use with a straw and my goal is to drink 4-5 full cups a day.
I’ve seen at least one non-scale victory since I started a week ago: My skin is clearing up which I am very excited about. I’m hoping in the next couple of days I start to sleep better and have more energy during the day. Those are the side effects of Paleo that I really am looking forward to.
More to come later this week!