October 25, 2011
Day 1 of 90 Day Challenge + 1st ever Weights Printable!
^ NOTE: Look! A sample weight lifting routine just for you. Don’t be intimidated to go into the weight room next time. Be strong, be confident! You know your stuff! You can always print this out and bring with you. I bring mini notebooks all the time. For the “Blogilates Simply Slimming Circuit”, also add 1 mile on the treadmill for cardio. Do 1 set of each move for one entire circuit before doing back for rounds 2 and 3. So when I say 3×15, it actually means 3 times over a period of 3 rounds. Get it?
Day 1 DONE! 89 more to go.
I’ve been so pumped by your excitement on Facebook! I hope by now everyone has had the chance to look at the Blogilates Meal Plan for the 90 Day Challenge. If not, here’s the link to the excel sheet. Click here. Please be sure to READ the instructions and the notes section. I got a TON of questions about substitutions, what condiments are acceptable, and whether or not you can use whole eggs…trust me, it’s on there 🙂
But once and for all – YES you can use whole eggs (yolks are wonderful sources of vitamins B2, B12, D, and iron) but please take into account the difference that yolk makes in calories and fat. For example, you may want to take out the avocado during lunch in this instance. That’s why I buy liquid egg whites. Much easier.
How was my day 1? Great! Loved my oatmeal, scrambled egg whites, and banana! Super divine. Before my total body workout (above) I had a banana and 10 almonds. Sweey & crunchy. Delish. Then surprised myself and downed 3L of water during my workout!!! Protein shake after workout. Then for lunch, steamed chicken breast with salad. So refreshing. Dinner was steamed broccoli and chicken breast in lite soy sauce and sriracha. The broc was so sweet. I skipped the sweet potato because I wasn’t feeling it. Finally, for my late night snack, and probably my fave meal of the day, my cottage cheese/sugarfree strawberry jam/raw sunflower seeds dessert! It was UH-MAZ-ING.
Did you know that a lot of bodybuilders eat cottage cheese before bed to stay full throughout the night? Cottage cheese contains casein which is a slow digesting protein. It helps feed your muscles when you’re sleeping (and fasting) so that you won’t wake up ravenous. Plus a lot of people believe that this helps muscle synthesis. So I was very happy to have this snack 🙂
I ended up drinking about 4.5-5L of water today. If any of you feel like you’re peeing all the time, no worries, it will only happen for the first few days. Then your body gets used to it. You may notice that your hair, skin, and nails will look nicer due to the extra hydration.
BTW, why 90 days or 12 weeks? That’s the amount of time it takes a bikini/fitness competitor to prepare for her show. I’ve seen some pretty awesome transformations in this amount of time.
WHAT COLOR SHOULD I GET?!
I was also very sad to be away from my computer AND phone for so long. There was so much activity on Facebook and I wanna thank my ambassadors for stepping up to the plate and answering questions for me while I was away. You helped calm and guide the POPsters. Good work.
So why was I M.I.A.? Well, I was signing paperwork for a new car! I am so excited. At first, I was gonna play it safe and classy and get black, but then decided to ask you guys what color I should get and a bunch of you said red. So, I was like, ok, red it is! Here’s my new Elantra in Red Allure. Isn’t she gorgeous? I don’t give cars names…but name screams at you when you see this baby?
1. Print meal plan and place on your fridge.
2. DO NOT stray away from the foods listed.
3. Follow each other on Tumblr, to add comments to your blog, please read this tutorial – it’s very necessary. If you have questions, go onto Facebook, I think your ambassadors can show you how.
4. Eat every 2-3 hours. Prepack your food.
5. Drink 3-4L of water everyday.
Good job POPsters. Day 1 is over. You’ve conquered. Keep checking in with me everyday! I wanna know how you’re doing!!