I crawled out of bed and stepped on the scale. Down three pounds already! Don't get me wrong, I know I didn't lose three pounds of fat, but it still feels good to have the number going down. I made it through my second PiYo workout and was feeling much better once I had finished. With the rest of my water down the hatch, I got ready for work and drank my Shakeology. Looks like a routine already!
Breakfast-Vegan Chocolate Shakeology and half an orange.
Lunch-Watermelon, celery, peanut butter and a Vanilla Refresh shake. Sound familiar?
Snack-Carrots and hummus.
2nd Snack-So they didn't put this in the guide, but I got home from work and had all the signs of low-blood sugar (I know how I feel during long bike rides where I don't eat properly and this felt exactly like that). At first I thought I was just really tired; I wasn't thinking straight, I had really low energy and was just out of it. I drove home from work and parked my truck about a foot and half away from the curb and even though I recognized the issue, I still said "screw it" and went inside. A little part of my brain told me that I should probably eat, so I listened and ate some watermelon. Holy moly, what a difference! I immediately perked up and went back outside to re-park my car (this time not in the middle of the street haha).
If you are doing the Refresh and feel woozy or unwell, please don't fear eating! Just make sure it's something that is Refresh-approved. I promise that the 50 calories of watermelon I ate (or whatever you choose to eat) is not going to ruin the results!
Dinner-I'm not sure if it was because I had the watermelon or what, but I am STUFFED. Sounds weird when all I had was the Vanilla Refresh shake and a salad.
PiYo-Define-Lower Body-I am still trying to get used to the fact that you don't really get your heart rate up in this program (at least not for the 3 workouts I've done so far). I definitely have it in my head that it's not a good workout if you don't want to collapse and die on the floor (Thank you, Insanity for that view on fitness haha). However, I am TRUSTING the process and following the plan exactly. The workout wasn't difficult like P90X is difficult, but I definitely sweated some.
I battled the same headache and brain fog today. I wonder if it's from lack of sleep or lack of calories, or some of the other reasons I talked about yesterday. Otherwise, I felt pretty good! I'm a little sore, but I am not positive it's from the PiYo workouts because they don't feel like much of a workout! It's weird though, my legs feel almost achy. However, I wouldn't deny that it could be all the stretching that my IT band and hip flexors are not used to! I had really low blood sugar around 4pm and almost felt like passing out, but I ate a little snack and I was good to go. I still didn't crave the snacks at work which is AWESOME!
Takeaways for Today:
I am going to eat my afternoon snack a little later. The cucumbers from yesterday seemed like more food than the 5 baby carrots I got today, even though it was the same amount of calories. Volume works!
Only one more day!
PS-Looking for the link to order? Here it is! 3-Day Refresh