Week 2 and I feel like I am getting the hang of this. Now I have a plan, I find it easier to focus on it.
I’m seeing really good results this week. Everything is going in the right direction.
I started this challenge weighing 114kgs and this week I weighed in at 108kgs. This majorly down to a big change in food. As I said in my previous blog, I’ve changed my meals to 40% Vegetables, 35% Protein, 20% Carbohydrates, and 5% Fats. With this layout I am burning more calories per day. I am happy with the results I’m getting from this format and I try and keep my food like this for another week. Cutting out the treats and a little increase in activity has helped too.
Water, Water Everywhere!
This week my focus is to drink water. Water plays a very important role in our lives. It can be used to improve weight loss, overcome headaches, detox our body and increase brain function.
Everybody comes in different shapes and sizes, therefore everyone will require a different amount of water per day. On average, an adult male requires 2.5 litres of water everyday, an adult female requires 2 litres of water, according to the University Of Medicine. This figure can change depending on the activities you do on a daily basis. For me, I require 3 litres of water a day.
The best time to drink water is with your meals. Water helps with digestion and the absorption of nutrients from food. I’d recommend having 500ml of water with every meal to help with your digestion. If you are having around 3-4 meals a day, you will easily see yourself consuming 1.5/2 litres a day.
Training Like A Champion.
Monday started slow. I focused on stretching and mobility work as I need to increase my range of movement. Trying to cover all bases, I started back at yoga too. I really enjoyed it and love how it compliments my Pilates.
Tuesday, I brought my dog to the park. I had the morning free so we got a good 6km walk in. She needs it as she has a lot of energy. It’s a great way for me to ensure I get my steps in for the day.
Wednesday is a long day for me. I start at 7am and don’t finish until 10pm. Taking advantage of the break I get in the middle of the day, I used this time to go to a spinning class. I burnt 500cals in the class. To double up on my workout I went to John’s Cardio Jumpboard. It was a tough workout but I really enjoyed it. I was sweating a lot which was a shock, I had to keep drying myself off. I slept like a log that night!
Thursday, still recovering from John’s Cardio Jumpboard the night before, I had a free morning so I took it easy. That Evening I was in cross fit taking part in “skills night”. We take 2 exercises and focus on mastering the movement. This week we focused on handstand push ups and pistol squats.
Friday is a busy day and like Wednesday, I work until late. I took another spin class and burnt off another 500cals.
I am really enjoying the exercise and feel like I am making head way with my goals. Each day is a new chance to improve and having focus really helps.
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