So week 2 is in the rear view mirror and we are still going strong! Right?? For the most part from the conversations I’ve had with people it seems throughout the week we were all doing quite well with proper diets and exercise. The weekend is where some of us fell off the diet wagon and rolled into the junk food gutter. I know I did! What was the catalyst you ask? Alcohol!! Delicious, delicious, alcohol.
By the end of the night a bag of popcorn, a jumbo hotdog and filthy hamburger would have made it into my stomach. I think this may be the case for alot of us that partake in the liquid evil. Perhaps a prohibition is needed for the remaining four weeks?
Now for updates!
I’m going to try and fit in some more weight training days instead of all this
cardio I’ve been doing.”
“To sum up week 2… I feel like I fell off the horse. I got all my workouts
in, but I didn’t have the same drive, also, my meal game was not up to par.
Anyways, I’ll write off this week and look forward to the next.”
“So this week I started including a diet as part of my exercise plan. Got it from Women’s Health. I know one could rip me apart for my sources, but check it out. It includes meals, shopping lists and recipes.
Also, for those that want a really good work out on the rowing machine, try the following:
5 min warmup
6 sets of 30 second at as fast as you can go and then 3:30 seconds active rest
5 min cooldown
“Week 2. So first week for me, since I slid in a week behind. It was a good week, trying to catch up from all the alcohol in Maui.
Swam a bit, ran a bit. Sat in my chair and flexed for the ladies. I’m awesome like that!”
“Chilling out in Vegas, just thought I’d take a quick update picture at the Hoover
Dam (got some funny looks)
As far as the challenge goes, 24 hour buffets and margaritas every day doesn’t help
my cause. I guess that means I’ll have to work extra hard when I get back.”
I know week two was a bit of a struggle, the shine is gone, the excitement of a challenge has died down, the blandness of a proper diet sinks in, and the reality that this isn’t going to be a cake walk becomes…well real. But now is the time to dig in deep and push forward remembering why we each joined this challenge. I found a picture of what one of my coaches always say to me:
If its important to you, you will drag your butt up out of bed early in the morning to go workout. You will eat that salad and enjoy it. You will put that pan of brownies up to your face and smell how delicious it is and then give it the finger! Why? Cause I want abs like that of a greek god!!
We can make excuse’s that there’s not enough time left, or that its too hard, or nothing’s changing. But there is still more than enough time left, and beyond! Of course it’s gonna be hard! Unless you get liposuction I guess. Things are changing! I know, because I have your pictures and I see the difference already. So lets keep it going!!