As most of you know I’ve started up running. I did a few half marathons this year and have also signed up for more this fall and even a full marathon in Jan. 2013 (I need goals, otherwise I wouldn’t do it). Luckily, Matt has also joined me in the running world basically because we both started noticing we were starting to let ourselves go (him more than me 😉 ) Therefore we decided it was time for a change; which meant more gym time and healthier eating.
I took a little break from running since my next big run isn’t until the end of Sept. and kept saying ‘tomorrow’. Well, 2 months later I’m starting feel out-of-shape (plus Matt has been taking working out seriously and he’s looking better than me… 😦 ). I just feel better when I’m eating healthy and working out, so last week I started my training for my full marathon.
I started pinning a lot of healthy foods and at home exercises, and am on a roll!! Therefore I decided to share our plans with you so we HAVE to do it and follow through 🙂
Today we are starting a 7-day cleanse that I got from this website: http://www.justinandashleyrefresh.com/2012/03/eat-your-heat-out-diet-aka-satan-diet.html?m=0
The goal for most people doing this diet is to lose weight. Matt would like to lose about 10 lbs., I however do not want to lose that much (maybe 5). But my overall goal for doing this cleanse is to start a habit of eating healthy and hopefully not splurging so much or as often. I tend to have a weakness for cake, cookies, pie, pizza, etc. 🙂 I also plan on keeping this as my diet for a while, but I’ll be adding other things to the days so I get my protein and other nutrients I need for running (I’ll add my daily meal plans next week & recipes). I’m also going to add suggestions I have throughout the week, do’s and don’ts based on our personal adventure this week!
So here we are! Day 1: All Fruits All Day!
Basically Matt and I went to the grocery store on Sat and bought all fruits that we enjoy eating: Watermelon, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Grapes, Kiwi, Berries, Peaches, and Pineapple, Cherries. I wanted a nice variety of fruits because each fruit has a different nutrient to offer. According to the website, if you want to lose the more weight you should stick to the melons or other fruits with lower calories. I don’t care if I lose a lot of weight so I went with variety!
Here’s what I’m eating today:
Breakfast: Berries (about 1 1/2 cups total, raspberries, blackberries & blueberries)
Snack: 1 peach & about 1/2 cup Pineapple
Lunch: Watermelon & Honeydew (about 2 cups)
Snack: 2 Kiwi and roughly 1 cup Grapes
Supper: 20 Grapes, 1/2 c. Honeydew, & 5 Cherries
I’m also drinking about 4-5 L of water a day; which isn’t any different then what I usually drink (yes, I drink that much water, no it’s not crazy 😉 ).
Lesson Learned Today: Eat more/Plan better!!!!
By 3:30 I was hungry and not just hungry but the light-headed kind of hungry. I thought I had a good plan about what to eat and when today, but I ate my afternoon snack and my lunch at the same time, which meant I had nothing else to eat the rest of the day. I was even supposed to run 4 miles today…wasn’t going to happen. I was stupid, and I should know better. At least I’ll know now for tomorrow and the remainder of the week!
At Home Workout:
Because we were both pretty hungry we decided the gym probably wasn’t a good idea. And probably won’t be a good idea until at least Day 4 when we actually get to eat real food 🙂 I didn’t want to not do anything today so I decided to do an at-home workout. I found this:
I highly doubt this actually burns 1000 calories, because for me to burn that much I’d have to run at least 10 miles and this took me about 30 min…. But I will admit it’s a good workout 🙂 I did modify because I really didn’t think I could do that many of everything for 7 rounds. This is my version:
60 Jumping Jacks, 50 Crunches, 20 Squats, 15 Push-ups
20 each (Jumping Jacks, X-jumps, Burpees), 50 Side Crunches (25 each side), 15 each (Right & Left Squats), 15 Tri-cep Dips
20 each (High Knees, Mtn. Climbers, X-Jumps), 50 Crunches (10 V-ups, 10 Leg Lifts, 10 Bicycles, 20 sit-ups), 30 Hip Thrusts, 10 Angle Push-ups
50 Jumping Jacks, 1 min. Plank, 30 Calf Raises, 20 Mtn. Climbers
30 High Knees, 10 X-jumps, 10 Burpees, 10 Jumping Jacks, 40 Sit-ups, 30 Sumo-squats, 20 Tri-cep Dips
15 each (Jumping Jacks, X-Jumps, Mtn. Climbers, Burpees), 50 Crunches, 35 Hip Thrusts, 15 Angle Push-ups
50 Jumping Jacks, 1 min Plank, 35 Calf Raises, 10 Push-ups
Try out your own versions, change things up a little to fit you!
TUNE IN TOMORROW: DAY 2–ALL VEGGIES ALL DAY & ANOTHER AT-HOME WORKOUT!!!!!!