BAM! One week down. Seriously guys, you know you’re plan is sustainable and works for you when it’s literally so easy to follow. I know it was only yesterday that I told yall ’bout the implementation of the new program but it’s already been a week so here’s the review!
I had like, a lot of anxiety leading up this plan- I won’t lie. There were big changes in my eating that had me nervous, but for organisation sake- let’s split things up.
For the first time in any of my plans with Tara, we were actually reducing the amounts of food I ate during some times of the day. Now, before you get all up in ma business feel comfortable knowing that my calories and all that jazz are still at a very acceptable rate (trust me Tara never goes extreme- read her blog and see!) but I felt like I’d repaired my metabolism with my last two plans and my huge European eating extravaganza and everything else. I felt I wanted to see some results slightly faster so we made small adjustments. Hardest thing was wrapping my head around dropping my carbs at certain points in the day- I mean I was the carb queen for the last 2 rounds and what the hell was I going to eat now? (Ps. Still have plenty! of carbs because they rock) You can guess that I totally overreacted and it turned out to be a sinch.
That was before Saturday where I became totally ravenous after a big double cardio blast (BodyStep + BodyAttack) in the morning- silly me I didn’t adapt my macros to suit so I came to the arvo wanting to gnaw off my foot. Now I know for next week ha.
I had heaps of fun on two of my workouts this week- picking fave moves will be tough because I loved just about every move on both my lower and upper body day. Picking a least loved workout will be easy- Friday, lower body day & sprints. ‘Nuff said. But regardless, I struggle through it anyway
Exercises I Loved This Week
- Sumo deadlifts
- I have something wrong with me- I loved but at the same time equally hated the Bear Complex. What’s wrong with me?
- Front loaded squats- finally see my range improving
- DB snatches
Exercises I Hated This Week
- HIIT using treadmill
- Back extensions, a seemingly simple move is so darn hard.
- Incline bench press because of my episode when I got put off by a guy thinking I needed help and which ended up making me need help with a bar stuck on top of me. Face palm moment ha.
- Pull ups- because they hard!
I never felt like unbearingly sore this week but there was the usual DOMS- plus my shoulders actually really hurt which I think was from the Bear Complex- actually I know it was.
I’m only suppose to photograph and measure fortnightly but because I’m a rebel I like to photograph weekly- gives me more photos to look at haha. But I know measurements are better off fortnightly, since they’re so objective and you can’t expect miracles to happen in such small amounts of time. I was conflicted as to whether to include one selected photo each week to help track progress but I’m not sure how I feel about it.
What do you think,
- Should I include progress photos?
- What was your fave and LEAST fave exercise this week?