One of my goals was not to cheat on my diet especially on the 4th. I didn't cheat on my diet on the 4th, but I did have a "planned" cheat meal last Saturday. Does it make a difference that it was planned? I don't think so. The bad thing was that when it came time to eat my cheat meal, I didn't really want to but I did it anyway because it was planned. I guess I know to not do that next time. I did work it in to my calories so it wasn't as bad as it could have been, but I felt sluggish afterwards. Another one of my goals was to eat more protein and less carbs.... Well, I have made an effort to make a protein shake/smoothie in the mornings so to up my protein. My smoothie is made with 2 scoops of strawberry protein powder, frozen strawberries and peaches, orange/mango juice (100%juice), and Advocare Mass Impact (creatine/glutamine), and water. Very good! The rest of my meals need some work. I have been going too long in between meals so I need to work on that.
My workouts have been very intense this week. I did my own high intensity workout on Saturday Treadmill (12:17 mile warm up, 2 circuits each of: 18" box jumps x 15,Bosu squats w/18 kb x 25, Mtn climbers x 25, Sumo squats w/26 kb x 25, Lunges w/#24 bar overhead across floor/back, 12" Box jumps from side x 25, SL deadlift 26kb x 25, Ab circuit for 2x25 ea exercise: Ball Knee ups from push up position, Ab roller, Windshield wipers w/ 10 med ball, Ab ball crunches, cool down on Rec bike 20 min), Bootcamp on Monday, group Training workout on Tuesday (Tabata style - 6 stations, 2 exercises each station, 20 sec of exercise, 10 sec of rest for 5 minutes, then switch to next station - total of 30 minutes), Wed was small group training, Friday (today) was bootcamp. Wow! That sounds like alot when I write it down. No wonder I'm sore and tired! Tomorrow I'm supposed to do the same group training I did on Tuesday. I'll see how sore I am. Right now I'm feeling like I need 2 days of rest. I'll probably do it though!
At the beginning of each month we do a fit test in bootcamp to see how we have improved since the previous month. There is a variety of exercises we do and today was the test. I improved on all of them! Even with sore legs!!!
Goals for next week....continue to add more protein, don't cheat on my diet, and be more consistent on my meals!