Happy Labor Day Weekend! For us Americans, it means a 3 day weekend and lots and lots of of sales! I actually don’t remember the real intention of Labor Day so I looked it up. Back in the 1800s, factory workers were putting in 70 hour weeks with no days off. Labor Day started off as a movement to lower the work hours and get more days off. Today the average work week is about 40 hours and most people work 5 days a week. Me on the other hand – I work every single day! But I love my job and I choose to grind because it’s the progress and the growth that drives me.
Anyway…speaking of sales! All crop tops, tanks, and tees are 40% off until Monday! This black one is my fave. I pretty much wear it with everything. Use code “TAKE40” at checkout. Go cray. Click here to shop.
Next up, I’ve got your September Workout Calendar!!! If you’re thinking of starting your own 90 day thing, use this for the 1st 30 days of your workout regimen. It’s all set for you. You can start filling out your Fit Journal Sept 1st.
SUNDAY: All About Arms
MONDAY: Booty Blast
TUESDAY: Crush it Cardio
WEDNESDAY: Amazing Abs
THURSDAY: Total Body Tone Up
FRIDAY: Take a Break
SATURDAY: Legs for Days
If you’re new to the monthly calendars, this is how it works!
- Click on the hi res link to download the calendar and print it out for your wall.
- Head over to blogilates.com/calendar and click on the videos of the day. It’ll take you directly to the YouTube video! You can also follow along using Coda! (it’s free)
- Do each video once (unless otherwise stated)
- Check off as you go!
DAY 15 RECAP:
Yesterday I woke up with my head banging again. I thought maybe I was hungry so I ate some cottage cheese with blubes for breakfast (so good), but the headache still wouldn’t go away.
I try to avoid pills, but I had to take an Advil because I was headed to Barry’s Bootcamp that morning and I needed to perform. Luckily my headache went away by the time I got to the studio. I had not been to Barry’s in a long time (cuz I hate running) but this journey has inspired me to do things I fear. After not sprinting for what seems like over a year, I was able to get back up to 12 MPH on a 30 sec print which is CRAZY FAST for me. The last time I went this speed was probably 2 years ago and I injured my lower back from doing it. Thank goodness I didn’t die this time! I am glad I can still do it!
Back to the headache. Some of you guys commented that this could be the “keto flu”. I had never heard of it before so I looked it up.
Symptoms of Keto Flu include:
- Difficulty focusing (“brain fog”)
- Lack of motivation
- Sugar cravings
- Muscle cramps
Out of the above, the headache is the most prominent. The past couple days I did feel a bit fatigued but I thought it was because of my period and the crazy workout I had the day before. Sam says I am irritable right now :P Otherwise, there’s def no loss of focus or motivation, which is good.
The cause? Apparently, it’s my body adapting to the transition of burning sugar to burning fat for most of its energy needs.
How to cure it? I need to make sure I am drinking even more water than normal, replacing my electrolytes by salting my foods, sleeping enough, and eating more fats.
Okay I am on it!
After Barry’s, I walked to Chipotle and got myself a chicken salad with guac, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, salsa, and romaine lettuce. You know, I’m not sure how I feel about have the guac, sour cream, AND cheese all in one. I felt like it was excessive and overstimulating to my tastebuds. I think I could do without the sour cream and cheese.
I got hungry right after lunch and had some brie cheese and cashews. Good snack. Keeps me satiated.
For dinner, I tried making my own scallops after being inspired by my friends at The Joint! I seasoned them with salt and pepper and then pan seared them for 1 min or so on each side in olive oil. Not bad! Probably my best ones so far! But still, I have a long way to go before I can call this perfect.
I had these seaweed almond crisps with baba ganoush on the side. Very good. I also ended up eating my scallops and butter lettuce with baba ganoush and it was amazing. I love baba ganoush.
I found these seaweed crunches at Costco and they are surprisingly very low carb! A serving has 1g of carbs, 1g of protein, 2g of fat and it comes in at just 30 cals. Plus – it tastes SO GOOD.
Okay, so remember in my week 2 recap, I said I wanted to try new stuff? Well Sam and I stumbled into this Moroccan store (I think) and we found this thing called “yogurt drink”. I don’t intend on making it a permanent part of my diet, but we both wanted to try it, we both had zero idea what it was, so we bought a whole jug for fun!
Umm. It was. Interesting. Kinda tastes like milk with lemon in it? Or milk with vinegar in it? Basically like a plain yogurt with no added sugar for flavoring. Let’s just say we don’t know what to do with the rest of it!
Last night Sam and I also went to a couple’s massage for my self care of the week! When I got home, I didn’t realize that I had left my Apple Watch at the massage place until it was 10PM! UGHHHHH. Luckily when I called, they said they still had it! Phew.
When I drove back to get my watch, I turned on Taylor Swift’s new “Lover” album on full blast and soaked in the lyrics. I’m still getting used to it, but I like that she’s returning to her old sound with some newness. The “Reputation” era is def a thing of the past and I’m glad she’s happier again.
Before coming back home, I wanted to surprise Sam with some Matcha boba, so I found a highly rated place not terribly far away!
I ended up getting myself almond milk flavored with Jasmine green tea, no sugar. It was…not good. Ha. But what do you expect!? I will need to play around with making my own coconut milk matcha drinks at home. Doesn’t that sound good?