My journey is stilling rolling along. My blog officially launched on February 2, 2018. I am so happy with how everything turned out. Many friends, family, and coworkers reached out to me with kind words when it launched. People were so supportive of the whole journey. I am truly blessed. That being said, the launch of the blog was also another jolt of energy/motivation. The fact that everyone can now view my progress live makes me even more motivated to stay on track. The kind comments I’ve received have also really helped me to have an excellent week and stay laser focused.
My eating was pretty good this week. It is only week four and I am still trying new ideas for food. I have not been bored with the plant-based foods yet. For breakfast, I stuck to the basics. I had oatmeal, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and one banana for breakfast. On Friday, I treated myself to a peanut butter and banana sandwich on Ezekiel bread. Saturday and Sunday I made a breakfast smoothie with fruit, spinach, protein powder, PB2, and chia seeds. For lunch, I had hummus, carrots, celery, and grapes. The rest of the week I made a Mexican casserole dish with black beans, fajita veggies, and brown rice, topped with avocado. For dinner, I had leftover casserole or a garden salad. I like to keep my dinners very simple after a workout–I want them to be something that is very easy to digest. Friday is by far the most dangerous day for me. After I get off work I am always tempted to grab something quick/unhealthy to start the weekend. Luckily, I did not give into any temptations this week.
CrossFit and Exercise
I did CrossFit Monday through Thursday this week. My CrossFit Box was having an in-class competition on Saturday, so there were no classes this week on Friday. That forced me to go four days in a row. I felt good and strong all week. Wednesday I felt a little more tired after the class. I just made sure to eat a bigger dinner. I really feel like I am making progress in my CrossFit classes. When I first started I could not even do 5 burpees in a row. Now I can do pretty much any workout the Box schedules (with slight modifications). I hope to keep getting better as this journey continues. I also started walking on my 30-minute lunch break. The launch of the blog got me super excited and I wanted to add more exercise in. Friday was a rest day. I ended up seeing a movie with my cousin. On Saturday, I went to the track and ran. I ran 2 miles, alternating walking and running each ½ mile. Then I did stairs at the end of my the workout. I always try to get outside for a workout at least once a week. California has such beautiful weather right now and I need to take advantage of that. I went for a walk on Sunday in the evening.
- January 1st weight: 200 pounds. Current weight as of 2/11/2018: 191 pounds.
- I lost 2 pounds this week. I know this is a long process, but I feel very happy about my progress this week and I want to keep on marching forward.
Favorite WOD of the week
- AMRAP12 Minutes: 10 Pull-ups, 12 Box Jumps, 200m Run
- I did 3 rounds and 10 reps. I can’t do pull-ups (yet), so I ended up doing ring rows.
Favorite Podcast Episode
- The Party from My Plants Podcast. Talia talks about plant-based eating, easy cooking, fitness, weightless and digestion.
Thanks for joining me on this journey. We are already into Week 5!