Hell week is almost over!

I posted earlier today and quickly realized after that it was my 100th blog! Wow. I am so thrilled that my blog officially has 100 posts (101 after I publish this one I am writing). Before delving into my topic this evening, I want to thank all my followers for reading my blog, commenting on posts, and sharing my page with your friends. Here’s to the next 100 blogs!

Photo Credit: Tumblr.com
Photo Credit: Tumblr.com

As you have been reading, I have started a new workout and diet routine being that I am now home from college and have access to an incredible gym. Oh and an awesome mom who cooks stellar dinners with me! No more d-hall food or skipping meals to save money! Okay… so I may still skip meals to save money when I am not home to raid the kitchen, but you get what I mean. Usually engaging in a specific activity for a full week that may not appeal to the average person can be called “Hell Week.” Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to workout. I do not like feeling sore, hungry, and tired all the time. Once you get past the first week of a new regimen, it will get easier. I didn’t post last night because I was writing blogs for work and was exhausted from the gym earlier that morning. I went to bed at 9:30, haha.

Day 3:
Yesterday, I ate more than I intended. I was under my calorie count for the day, but I knew I could have skipped the extra half cup of noodles! Sometimes I just can’t resist. My morning workout focused on chest and triceps. The exercises I did were 5 sets of 6 for flat bench press, incline bench press, dumbbell flies, and tricep pull downs. For food, I ate my protein smoothie from Starbucks (I am picking up my protein on Saturday so I don’t have to waste money on smoothies from SB anymore lol), 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites for a snack, a bowl of “Mommy’s Lentils,” and finally, 4 oz of salmon with a cup of steamed vegetables. I had about 47 calories left to spare. Yesterday was tough because I was incredibly sore. I feel a lot better today, which is great.

Day 4:
Today was different than the past three days because I am going to the gym at 7 this evening. I had to travel for work today so I had a quick breakfast of 1 whole egg and 3 egg whites, then lunch at the Corner Bakery (a cafe sized chopped salad), and a protein bar as a snack. After the gym I will probably have salmon and vegetables again because it is quick and easy to make. It also is about 330 calories. Just enough after the gym and not too much before bed. I have work again in the morning tomorrow, so I will be at the gym tomorrow night, too. Today is a rest day for me. However, I never really “rest.” It is just less intense than a normal workout day. This evening I will be doing some high intensity cardio and ab exercises. My cardio will be riding the stationary bike. I used to run on the treadmill but it causes pain in the knee I injured back when I was a catcher and played basketball. The bike is less harsh on those muscles.

If you are interested in a full description of the workout and diet plan I am on, please comment below. Eventually I will post a blog about it, but for now, I am keeping it short and sweet, like a diary. I also was asked which app I use to record my calories and exercises. It is called My Fitness Pal. The app is very popular and has a great food database. The first week is almost over and I am excited for the weeks to come. Are you following a specific fitness or diet plan? I’d love to hear about it! Comment below and share your experiences. ❤

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Photo Credit: Tumblr.com

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