Honestly, I am so tired of chewing. I'm not tired of eating, just chewing. Salad and veggies take so much work. I'm ready to make baby food textured meals to get it all down. If my unit is busy I am lucky if I get 15 minutes in a 13-hour shift to eat anything. I am going to experiment with some gazpacho and cold soup recipes. There is no time for heating things up and three meals with snacks is a dream. Thankfully, I only work 13-hour shifts three times a week so the rest of my days are easier to stay on track. Are veggie and fruit smoothies allowed? Recipes appreciated!
Took a mini break and traveled south which meant searing hot temps and low motivation. Hooray for Sunday and hiking! Super early morning hike took care of cardio for me and lovely rainstorm back home made work out so much easier. Lots of veggie prep today to gear up for my work week. Who is going to start the meal delivery service to accompany this program? Asking for a friend...
I may have overdone it hiking and my knee is feeling quite strained. I have to be very careful with my squats and jumping rope is proving to be problematic now. I am wondering if I row (which does not bother my knee) how long I should row for to meet the warmup/ cardio requirement. The food portions are large to me, especially breakfast. I have never been one to eat breakfast so this is a major change for me. I love fruit as a snack!
I have myself well-trained to wake up super early on weekdays and get the workout in before most people are even waking up. Setting my alarm for 4:10 a.m. on a day off felt sadistic but I wish I had. After waking up, drinking some water and coffee I realized world cup soccer was starting and got sucked into the match immediately. Thankful for halftime and pause buttons. Got the workout in but realize that I will be getting up very early for the next 80+ days.
Sharing dinner last night with a friend was interesting, I didn't leave a quarter as I only started with a half. I have found that I hate being on my phone so much using the app for the exercises so I have taken to writing out the plan and just using my watch as a timer. Works way better for me. Perhaps as the workout regimen changes, I will use the app more.
Leave a quarter was easy today as I had a super busy day at work and didn't get to eat breakfast or lunch until 4pm. By that time I didn't have much of an appetite so leaving a quarter wasn't an issue. I know the bigger issue will be my busy work days when I don't get to eat. But one day at a time and day one is in the books and I'm feeling good!
I am coming out of a brutal week of sickness. I feel like any progress and gains that I made have been lost. Very disappointing and having a hard time rebounding. Energy level is super low and have no appetite. I know I just have to keep going but it is hard. Hoping the recovery will quicken now and that I start to feel good again.
A bit late on this post but the easiest part of this is believing in the process. Waking up early isn't always easy, getting through the workout isn't always easy, but knowing why I'm doing it has been easy! The hardest part, absolutely, is getting all the required food in.
I have never been a breakfast person. I just don't ever wake up hungry and even though most of my days start before 6 am, I am rarely hungry before 10:00. Yesterday I woke up hungry and even managed to get all my food in! I am sure there will be many "firsts" on this 90-day journey but this one makes me especially happy. Means my metabolism is finally kicking in and my body is responding to this all in a positive way!
So much food. I am having a very hard time meeting my daily requirements. I am trying and I am making the right choices and prepping all my food but I can't get it all in. I'm sure this will change as my metabolism kicks in and I know I'm fueling my workouts but my appetite is just not there yet.
I have to start by saying days 6 and 7 were rough. Not enough sleep, very long work days, and fitting it all in was not easy. That will clearly be my toughest challenge. Either working out before or after a shift. Day 8 feels great! Having the time to prepare food and get in the workout without feeling rushed. I enjoyed the new exercises! I can already tell where I will be sore tomorrow
Definitely felt the extra sets but I was not discouraged by them. I was reminded that jamming a toe (with the jump rope) is a real hazard when jumping barefoot. Looking forward to beginning the diet portion of this journey. Haven't been able to say I've worked out 5 days in a row in a long time and it feels great to say it today!
Day 3 workout felt good. Even getting up super easy wasn't so bad. I foresee this being a bigger issue when the workouts take longer... not sure how much earlier I can wake up. The food was a bigger issue. I didn't get my first meal until close to 4 pm so leaving a quarter wasn't in the cards. Sadly, at my job, it is often feast or famine and not unheard of to go our entire 13-hour shift without a meal break. Thankfully, day 4 is a day off and my meals have been on point. Workouts have felt great and I love how I am just the right amount of sore! Definitely modifying the pushups but "real pushups" are my goal!