How the Week Went Down

Hi!

Happy Friday!

This was a decently quick week, thankfully, and I’m half way through this work day. Even better! Let’s get right into how the week went down, shall we!?

weekIt was FOR SURE an off week for me. It was that time of the month (sorry guys who are reading) and I just wanted to eat anything and everything in site. Being as I’m in week 4 of the challenge, I really tried to be good, but then Wednesday night came and everything went to shit. Ironically enough, my accountability partner in the challenge was dying for ice cream (also Wednesday night) and I did everything in my power to keep her strong and not let her cave. Me on the other end, was caving at that exact moment.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a great Coach and motivator for other people, but when it comes to myself, I well, for lack of a better word…SUCK!

I didn’t do anything extreme, I still stuck to the plan for the most part, but I may have had a couple potato chips (I don’t even like potato chips) and a cookie. Ok. Two cookies. I then decided to just go to bed and told myself that tomorrow was a new day. And it was. When I woke up, I promised myself the I’d follow the plan to a T. And I did. Waking up this morning, I feel so much better. When I cheat, I feel like I cheated. I feel bad at the gym and I can barely look at my trainers, haha! Then, when I do good, I feel good, and I want to keep moving forward following the rules because I know those will lead in the right direction.

A couple quotes that I enjoyed this week and are keeping me motivated are:

‘Don’t put in half the effort, unless you’re ok with half the results’ 

‘Anytime you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is raise your standards. What really changed my life, is the change I demanded from myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things I aspire to becoming.’ – Anthony Robbins

I keep telling myself, ‘raise your standards’… and for now these words seem to be working.

Anyway, I did do a lot of GOOD things this week, too, so let’s focus on those. 

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FOOD 

While I didn’t have any fancy meals, I enjoyed the basics very much and I especially loved my post workout carbs!

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I definitely got in the green this week, huh?! Wow!

  • Breakfast was eggs with spinach and a small banana.
  • Lunch was salads, except Wednesday I had a shake since I couldn’t have meat.
  • Dinners consisted of a protein shake, chicken quesadilla, and last night was Girl’s Night so I had some chicken and veggies with Creamy Salsa Dip.

Speaking of not having meat, it’s really weird having to remember not to eat it on Fridays since this is the first year (in 5 years) that I’m not a vegetarian during Lent. I definitely remembered last minute this morning and had to grab a can of tuna since I packed my salad with chicken! Oops!

However, I’m doing good with not having creamer – it’s been almond milk and cinnamon every morning!

blog6Onto my workouts this week…

FITNESS

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I still have an upper body workout that I’ll be doing during my lunch hour today and tomorrow I’m thinking of repeating this circuit that I did yesterday.

blog5The top right picture is inaccurate (28 min/85 cals). It was from the afternoon I did lower body lift and for whatever reason my heart rate monitor kept saying it couldn’t read my heart rate. Has anyone had issues with their Polar strap before? Can I send it back?

The kettlebell pictured is 61.7 pounds and I used it for swings on during my workout on Monday night. I was VERY excited about this. :) Slowly getting stronger!

Well, seeing all the good things that happened makes me feel like I didn’t totally fail! :)

Currently, I have zero plans for the weekend, which somehow always turns into a super jam-packed weekend, but we’ll see.

I’ll be back on Monday. Have a great weekend!

How was your week? Do you get down when you know you’re cheating yourself? How do you deal with it? Do you have fun weekend plans?

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– Lauren

 


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Comments

  1. says

    My week started off poorly = really overate on Tuesday so I felt like crap on Wed. By Thursday things were better, got 4 days of exercise in and some good eats. I try no to beat myself up if I eat poorly (I am doing the 21 day sugar detox at the moment). No one is perfect and I feel we need to be kind to ourselves. I live by the 80/20 rule, and try to eat clean 80% of the time. Next week will be better !
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    • Lauren says

      How has your week been so far? Better?! I believe in 80/20 rule, too. You can’t be too constrictive or in the end you’ll end up binge eating – that’s how I’d be, anyway. 21 day sugar detox? Wow, good for you!

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