Whole30 – Day 2

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Two days in, feeling the benefits of my dedication already! Today was a great day for me, minus the fact that I could barely walk, but we’ll get to that later. It’s very humbling and motivating to feel support from those around me. These next 28 days will be tough, but the encouragement and support I get from all of you will certainly help.

Day two started with a bicep and tricep workout, followed by a meal prepped day at work. As you guys know I completed my first leg day in God knows how long Sunday and I’m feeling it. My left hamstring and calf are so tight, it’s hard to walk, but the foam roller, bengay, and stretching have become my new best friends! Hopefully the tightness subsides by my next leg day!

Day 2 workout: Biceps and Triceps

Warmup:

Walk 10 minutes 3.5 mph

Biceps:
Barbell Bicep Curl: 4 sets, 10 reps each set, 20#
Alternating hammer Bicep curls: 3 sets, 10 reps each set, 10#
One arm preacher curl: 1 set, 10 reps, 10#, 2 sets, 10 reps each set, 15#

Triceps:
Cable pull down: 3 sets, 10 reps each set, 25#
Close grip bench press: 3 sets, 10 reps each set, 45#
Cable overhead tricep extensions: 3 sets, 10 reps each set, 20#

Abs:
Decline bench crunch: 3 sets, 12 reps each set
Exercise Ball crunch: 4 sets, 25 reps each set

It feels really good to be back in a workout routine! Pair that with healthy eating and it will just be a matter of time before the results start to show.

Now, on to my favorite part, the food!

Day 2 meals:

Breakfast:
– one large egg
– one large egg white
– 2 medium strawberries
– sweet potato
– zucchini
– coconut oil

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Lunch:
– 2 pieces of leftover grilled pollo sabroso
– romaine
– avocado
– red bell pepper
– shredded carrots
– lime juice and vinegar

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Dinner:
The meal many of you have asked about.  The recipes for both the chicken meatballs and ranch seasoning are below.
– buffalo chicken ranch meatballs
– zoodles

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Ranch seasoning:
http://holisticallyengineered.com/2012/07/grilled-ranch-chicken-low-carb-and.html

Buffalo chicken meatballs:
http://holisticallyengineered.com/2013/01/whole30-buffalo-ranch-chicken-meatballs.html

Not pictured:
– almonds
– banana
– tuna with Mrs. Dash onion and herb blend and lime juice
– “sorbet” – frozen pineapples and frozen strawberries

There you have it ladies and gentlemen. My workout programming and meal plan for Day two! Hope you are inspired to start your own whole 30, create a workout routine you can follow or try new recipes!

Til next time, keep calm and whole30 on!
– fitfatfabulous

Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life

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Today is the day! As I’ve told you, I have 16 weeks left until my wedding. In preparation to lose some weight before then, I put together a weight loss competition for encouragement. This competition starts today and I’m excited! I opened it up women only (sorry guys) that I know, and their friends. I figured I could use the help and motivation over the next few weeks.

Fitness and living a healthy lifestyle truly are a passion of mine. I don’t always put all I know into practice, but I try my best to stay focused. Any advice I can share or tricks I have learned I’m happy to do so. After all, I didn’t make up this stuff up, I learned it from a variety of resources, so how could I not share this knowledge to help others?

I mentioned in an earlier post that I am going to be following Dolvett Quince’s ‘3-1-2-1 Diet’ over the course of the competition. If you haven’t read his book I HIGHLY recommend it. I’m a huge fan of his and The Biggest Loser and the book not only motivated me, but was something I could relate to and connect with. That’s so important. I need to see and hear REAL LIFE stories, that’s what motivates me! Anyone can follow a crash diet, it takes real determination to change your lifestyle!

I tell myself often that I am deserving of the goals I want to achieve. I am in control – not food, not obesity, not genetics, ME. How powerful is that? Just like learning anything new, a new language, a new sport, a new job… a new way of life is yours to learn, practice, and achieve!

One of my favorite quotes from Dolvett’s book is, “You are a fighter. Fighters don’t quit. Fighters don’t whine or complain. They do work… So do the work. Don’t fall in love with the end goal. Fall in love with the journey and make it your life.” Talk about REAL! Think about it, you have two choices really. Complain, whine, be defeated… OR… Dare I say FIGHT? Be strong, fight for what you want and who you want to be. All the resource in the world are available, use them, learn them, and practice them. Take a step to a better life.

Why not start today? I have! Join me!

Today’s Stats:

Height: 5’9″

Weight: 171.4 lbs (Competition Starting Weight)

Pants: Size 31 – idk what that means in US sizes, but probably still a 10.

Mood: PUMPED!