Today was the first day of week 2 of Insanity! I spent most of the first week sick (thank you flight home from Tampa), but I went hard on my workouts since it was just in the sinus area (sexy, I know).
Week 1 I lost 3.5 lbs (yay!) and feel really good. I already feel my endurance picking up a bit and the inches (because that’s what matters most) coming down.
Game plan for the week was:
1. Ate mostly vegan with some dairy here and there via baked products. I didn’t do a lot of cooking other than some reset recipes (beets, tempeh, greens, sweet potato bisque) and some baked potato fries. I had a few meals out – a potluck where I made this AMAZING asparagus salad (which I am obsessed with now) and some stir fry meals at other restaurants.
2. I actually woke up on time. I fell off a little bit after a late night on Thursday. But for the most part I woke up on time without snooze assistance. I do need to start going to bed earlier, but that’s my June goal to work on for the Fitbook #21daystochange challenge! I will be winding down around 9:30 and in bed, lights off, phone NOT on at 10 at the LATEST.
3. Push myself. I don’t usually have a problem with this but coming into my first week of really intense workouts in a while I was scared I wouldn’t do enough work. So I broke out my heart rate monitor to make sure I pushed hard enough and I used the Xbox Fitness interface to help me monitor my efforts as well. Both of these have paid off with getting better scores and results. I don’t do the Xbox for every workout, I don’t want to get too used to it and not be able to function without it. But I use it at least 2x a week right now.
Game plan for week 2? All the same things. I will have leftover roasted potato and asparagus salad, making some cuban black beans and plantains (I’m beyond excited for this meal), roasting veggies, and some other goodies. In general I’m just trying to eat plant based and watch my processed carbs and my grains. I was thinking of trying 21 day fix vegan style buttttt no. Not right now. I’m going to ride this train of eating clean and loose but losing as long as I can.