Today was Speed 1.0 and I liked it. The best part of it was that in between each move there was a stretch section. This really helped because my legs are so sore. I can stand and I can sit, but the in between part is really difficult at this moment. I hope that improves. It's funny, you think you are in great shape until you start a new workout program and BAM! you realize there are a bunch of muscles that haven't been used in awhile. That's also probably because I was doing Ripped in 30 for awhile and under that program, you are doing the same routine for 6 days. Your body gets used to it.
I think my favorite part about doing this challenge with a Beachbody Coach is that I am accountable to someone. Every time I look or think about eating, I wonder to myself if this is going to look good on the message board. Seriously! Today, I was in NYC and on every corner there is a Starbucks. I was really hungry because I had only consumed a tiny bit of quinoa....less than a handful.... and I ran out to a meeting. All I wanted was a Grande ICED Vanilla Latte with skim milk and maybe a coffee cake would have slipped into my hands. I stopped myself from walking in the hundreds of Starbucks in NYC and opted for a trail mix snack.
I really don't believe in crazy dieting but I do believe we can always find substitutes for our cravings. It's nice to see my brain thinking this way. Perhaps I did it before but now I am more conscious about it.
The added benefit about working in the city today . . . . I walked 2.2 miles in total!
Meals for the day:
Breakfast: : Chocolate Vegan Shakeology with vanilla soy milk, cherries, blueberries, and raspberries
Snack: Trader Joe's Breakfast trek mix
Lunch: Small serving of quinoa with onions, spinach, cabbage and cranberries
Snack: Mojo Sweet and Salty Trail Mix bar - peanut butter pretzel flavor
Dinner: Turkey burger with one slice American cheese, quarter tomato, on Whole Wheat bun and a side of garbanzo
Look how pretty that is. Contains garbanzo beans, green peppers, tomatoes, red onions, olives, lil bit of lemon juice, lil bit of salt, lil bit of olive oil and lots of love.
I'm sure I will have a snack tonight. Maybe more of this yummy salad or perhaps some broccoli with hummus. I promise it won't be chocolate cake. ;-)