I run groups for accountability doing fitness programs. Yesterday, I gave the task of food pictures for everything they ate…yes, on a Saturday! Accountability doesn’t mean just when you’re on…it’s all the time. Though i think I was the only one who posted most everything, I think just the reminder is a good thing to keep you making good choices!
So then I had pictures of everything I ate. And planned to post them up here. But my dinner was questionable, We went out to eat and changed places last minute. I wasn’t ready and took a chance. And the dish came out with vegetables covered in a cheesy tomato based sauce. And my thought was to skip posting.
But that isn’t real life. This is. And accountability is for all the time. So, here we go!
I started a new program on Thursday that I’m super excited for. I’ve been using the streaming service to get started and plan to post more once my package arrives. I’m able to do the full plan with just the online materials, but i like them in hand too…I’m a bit old school like that! It’s called The Master’s Hammer and Chisel and mixes the trainers from two of my favorite programs, 21 Day Fix and Body Beast.
Some test group results!
I’m trying to rock this program, and I know that the nutrition is the magic! So I’m all in nutrition-wise, but sometimes you do your best. I think that the key to my day yesterday was not throwing in the towel like I messed up. Because I didn’t. I made choices, and when they didn’t go as planned, I did my best!
Let’s get to it!
First up is my pre-workout combo, made at 4am most days! I have 25oz of water with cayenne pepper and lemon along with Energize, which gives me the energy to get a good workout that early!
Energize and Water with Cayenne Pepper and Lemon (drank a bunch first!)
Then for during my Hammer and Chisel – ISO Strength Chisel workout (strength training with isometric holds…tough, fast, fun…just how I like it!) was Hydrate and plain water. This stuff keeps you hydrated (you never would have guessed!) and replenishes electrolytes without all the sugar of other sports drinks
Hydrate and water
Post workout is my new BFF, Recover, that tastes like hot chocolate, mixes so easily and helps with soreness and muscle recovery…which helps me push more in my next workout than if I was hurting!
After that, I had my usual coffee with stevia in the raw and coconut oil. I was in between workouts, so I look a bit nutty, but the coffee was good.
After that, I taught PiYo Live. Super fun. When I got home, I’d been up about 6 hours and was hungry! So I made my typical breakfast of hard boiled eggs with smoky southwestern seasoning, steel cut oats with cinnamon and grapes.
Lunch came once it was naptime! I had spinach, ground turkey and some dairy free cheese. I would have liked it best if I chopped up the spinach, but I was a bit lazy!
We head out for the rest of the day after my daughter never actually napped and played with some cream instead (as the 3 year old set likes to do!). So I took some food on the go! Shakeology to help with fullness and keep me away from picking something up at the mall or brewery we went to, carrots, grapes and walnuts. I did try a bit of a soft pretzel at the brewery because I was told they were delicious. But I stayed away from more than a taste, and kept to my water and snacks.
And we eventually get to dinner (over 4 hours after leaving the house). We’d planned on one place with great salmon and salads, but that didn’t work out. So I tried this salmon at the place we went to. It was supposed to have even more cheese.
Salmon, with roasted vegetables and potatoes in a tomato cheese sauce (not the menu text!)
I ate the salmon and what vegetables I could manage to scrape sauce off of. The salmon was good, but the rest wouldn’t have been worth the calories! At least not for me.
I finished out the day with vanilla Recharge, not pictured because I drank it quick and forgot! But it’s delicious and helps your muscles reboot while you sleep. It’s slow absorbing so it works through the night and attacks inflammation so you can be all set in the morning.
I know I have added a bunch of supplements in here…they’ve helped my intensity so much recently! I don’t use them every day, just when my workouts call for them, and they have helped so much, especially with soreness. Which means I can push harder and move more throughout the day. Definitely helpful for intense programs! This is the whole line that I use (there’s also creatine!). You can read all about it and more of the science here!
Energize, Recover, Hydrate and Recharge
So there it is! A Saturday with me. Not perfect, but within my calorie plan and mostly on plan for Hammer and Chisel…which you can get discounted with Shakeology or the combo of Energize and Recover…and an additional $20 off in December! Get it and join in my next group (must have me as your coach or not have a coach! If you have one, I’m sure they’d love to have you!) so you can have additional accountability…and do fun things like post pictures of your food all day!