HFLC and Intermittent Fasting 12 week Journey
The Monday after a holiday weekend can be a little tough. I had indulged in plenty of food and beverages over the weekend so I was plenty HUNGRY this morning. I have decided to do an 8 hour eating window and chose to eat from 10:30 am-6:30pm. This was tough for me b/c there are days where I teach a 5am class and waiting till 10:30 to have my first meal is a stretch but I will give it 100%. My “Before” pics were a huge reality check..which I will share at the 3 week point so you can see some progress. I dread those pictures, just like all of you.
Meal 1 was eggs with spinach, avocado, 2 slices of bacon and Shakeology. This was great and filled me up until about 1:30pm. For meal #2 I had a salad with tuna, peppers, and avocado. This was delicious. In the afternoon I had some herbal tea to get me through the my munching time when I am cooking dinner. Meal 3 was zucchini noodles with meatballs and cherry tomatoes. I made this for the hubby too but gave him some organic marinara sauce with his. He was satisfied with the zucchini noodles and didn’t even complain. Day 1=SUCCESS!
*Around 8:30pm I found myself craving chocolate. This is typically the time I’d go to the fridge for a snack. Drank more water and went to bed! This will be a tough time of day for me!
I taught TNT class at 5am today so we knocked out the scheduled workout as part of class. This works out pretty well so I am not doubling up on workouts. Finished my energize when I got home from class and had coffee and a 30 oz of lemon water prior to my 10:30am breakfast. ShakeO for breakfast along with ham & egg cups and avocado. These are my favorite and it filled me up. At 1:30 I wasn’t even hungry but forced myself to eat lunch b/c I had dr appts for the kids all afternoon. I ate some leftover meatballs, walnuts, celery and cucumber. Meal 3 was steak, mushrooms, roasted asparagus, broccoli and Brussel sprouts along with some sweet potato. Very satisfying!
Started off my morning with my first HIIT workout LIVE with Chris Downing. WOWZERS! That one was tough. I have a love/hate relationship with burpees but I sweat like a beast. The workout lasted about 15 minutes. Thankfully I have TNT Yoga tonight to stretch out my muscles and relax. Breakfast was eggs, bacon and spinach along with my Shakeology with spinach and MCT added. Today I realized that adding those into the shake definitely helps me reach my daily goals for veggies and healthy fats. It also fills me up!
I am feeling good today. Definitely noticing less inflammation. I have a hard time staying off the scale. I’m down 1.5 lbs so far 🙂 Same situation with the meals today so I won’t bore you too much with the details
I was on the run today. Had 5am TNT workout where we worked lower body. I got the kids ready for school and did a LIVE HIIT with Chris Downing. Another great workout! And he was super funny too. Loved that my coach Lauren was doing the demos. So much fun when you the people involved. I had the afternoon off so I was on the go. I had ShakeO on the run and packed a bag of goodies for the day. I knew I wouldn’t be home till about 9pm so I had tuna, avocado, with olive oil, onions and lemon juice. I put this on a bed of spinach and ate in the vehicle! I also brought walnuts for a snack. Troy and I went to Panera bread for supper. I opted for the Asian chicken salad but NO bread, dressing on the side AND I even picked off my favorite crunchy wonton noodles. I used to eat those in a bowl with soy sauce!
Another busy day. I had signed up to do a 5K at 8:15 am and knew I was going to watch my niece’s bball tourney afterwards so I packed a lunch again. I was STARVING after running in the cold 30 degree weather. I counted down the minutes till 10:30 and had some Applegate chicken with some avocado mayo, walnuts and my ShakeO. Around 1:30 I was on the way home and starving again. I had a beefstick (not the best choice, I know) but not horrible either. Here’s where I go off track. My sweet daughter made chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon. At this point I am starving and craving sweets. I caved and had a cookie! Keep in mind that I was down 3.5lbs this morning which is huge for me b/c I normally lose barely 1lb/ week. I had steak for supper with cauliflower and sweet potatoes. I caved a little here and added some blue cheese to my steak.
Day 7/Rest day
No workout today. Kicked myself for my bad choices yesterday b/c the scale reflected it. YES I KNOW, I am not supposed to weigh in every day. Meals were good today. I stayed away from those cookies!! Egg roll in a bowl for lunch and steak for supper with a ton of veggies.
Here are some takeaways after 1 week:
-inflammation has decreased
-appetite is regulated
-bowel movements are much more regular. TMI, right??? 🙂
I weighed in today. 139.8. I was down to 138.6 before those bad choices but also guessing water and sodium played a part in the fluctuation. Either way, I am happy with losing almost 2 lbs. I was not 100% perfect, but I am human! I was much better than I had been in previous weeks! Stay tuned for more details on my progress!