Happy Lunar New Year! It is the year of the Tiger – which just so happens to be MY year. They say that people born during the year of the Tiger are thought to be natural born leaders, courageous, energetic, they love challenges and competition, and are definitely risk takers. They also like to give orders, not take them. Ha, sounds just like me 🙂
Skort from POPFLEX, Top from F21, and shoes from ASOS
Supposedly my “power” should be stronger this year! Good, cuz I’ll need it. I’ve got to get through this 90 day journey and crush it with the business…so…Moon, Prism, (tiger) POWER!!!
Also, sorry I did not blog Monday as promised. I ACTUALLY chose rest over work. Progress! Major progress! See? I told you I would work on this!
Now, here is my plan for week 3.
Keeping everything the same as last week. I feel good about this routine. Will continue to up my weights where I can, while prioritizing proper form over recklessly lifting heavier for the sake of lifting heavier. Month 1 is all about getting back into lifting and re-familiarizing my muscles with the movement. When it comes time to plan for month 2, I will be decreasing my reps so I can increase my weights.
As you can see, I upped my calories this week because I wanted to up my fat intake as I was noticing that I was reaching for nuts and guac last week. Fat grams are nearly doubled from 27g to now about 50g. Carbs and protein are up a bit because there’s a bit more food. I am curious to see how this affects my muscle building efforts. I’ve been on this meal plan for 2 days now. My fullness levels and energy levels are still the same as when I was on the 1500 plan, so I am curious to see what happens with muscle growth.
Food pics below!
Rice cakes with avocado and egg whites is a winner. I am keeping this one from last week, but increasing my egg whites to a full cup for maximal protein intake. YUM!!!
Spinach Oats and Chicken, also a winner. I love this one soooo much. Especially with a ton of sriracha and ponzu. It’s so good, I might keep it for all 12 weeks.
I wanted to increase my fat intake this week, so adding avo on top of my sweet potato. Super good. Oh BTW making homemade dressing now and it’s legit. I just mix greek yogurt with sugar free BBQ sauce, some hot sauce and BOOM a high protein dressing with super flavor. It’s amaze.
Supersculpt Protein Pancakes are also back for week 3. But this time, with blueberries and greek yogurt mixed with sugarfree maple syrup. OMG seriously SO GOOD. I love the sweet greek yogurt on the pancakes. It makes everything so desserty and creamy!
Oh and I did not take a pic, but I’ve been enjoying just drinking almond milk mixed with monkfruit sugar and salt to taste. I pour it in a mason jar full of ice and drink from a pretty glass straw. I feel like I am having a milk tea from a cafe! It’s so fun.
K that is all for now! I will check in with you Sunday night and let you know how my first 1800 cal week goes.