Going into my 1st week of Body for Life I knew I was going to face some challenges. The most prevalent one would be it’s my 1st week back to work from maternity leave. Some smaller challenges would include getting a complete understanding of the nutrition portion and getting all my weight machines set up.
Sunday: When I woke up this morning, I was worried how the day was going to go, since I was a bit tired from baby duty and I’m no longer suppose to drink Monster Energy drinks anyway. Today was the 1st day of upper body weightlifting and I know that I’m going to feel it tomorrow. I kept on track with everything and I’m surprised at how good the Myloplex products taste.
Here is how my meals ended up panning out: 715AM- 2 whole wheat waffles, greek yogurt, black coffee. 10-1045AM- upper body weights. 11AM- Myloplex Lite Shake. 1230PM- Turkey sandwich on whole wheat with lettuce and tomato. 315PM- Myloplex bar. 5PM- chicken breast, small baked potato, salad. 8pm- while chocolate protein pudding.
Monday: Today is my first day to work from maternity leave and I also had baby duty last night. Surprisingly, I’m not too tired and not as sore as I thought I would be. Started out with a good breakfast and made it the three hours til I had the Myloplex bar, but I was hungry 2 hrs later. I think I need to have a higher calorie/protein breakfast to start out the day. For my workout today, I did a 1/4 miles warm up/cool down and a 1 mile run on the track on base.
Today’s Meals: 630AM- 2 whole wheat waffles, greek yogurt. 0930AM- Myloplex Lite Bar. 1200PM- Whole wheat pita, chicken breast, yellow onions, baby spinach. 230PM- Cardio workout. 3PM- Myloplex Lite Shake. 5PM- chicken breast, potato, salad. 7PM- Protein pudding.
Tuesday: I had to get up at 3AM this morning for work starting at 4AM. I knew that alone was going to be the challenge for the day. Today, I just felt hungry all day long, I didn’t cheat at all, but I felt miserable. Today’s workout for the lower body weights and overall that felt good.
Today’s Meals: 330AM- 2 whole wheat waffles, greek yogurt. 0630AM- Myloplex Lite Bar. 1000AM- Whole wheat pita, chicken breast, yellow onions, baby spinach. 1115AM- Lower Body Workout. 1215PM- Myloplex Lite Shake. 2PM- BFL Creamy Salsa Dip. 5PM- London Broil, potato, salad.
Wednesday: Today was just a rough day from the start. I felt lethargic, hungry, and overall depressed. Fortunately, today was my “Friday” from work, so I knew I would have the next two days at home. Today for cardio, I went to spin class. While I worked hard physically in the class, I wasn’t mentally into it. However, I continued to stick with the program, but I did have a 7th meal, since I was up since 3AM and didn’t go to bed until after 9PM.
Today’s Meals: 330AM- 2 whole wheat waffles, greek yogurt. 0630AM- Myloplex Lite Bar. 1000AM- Whole wheat pita, chicken breast, yellow onions, baby spinach. 1115AM- Spin Class. 1215PM- Myloplex Lite Shake. 2PM- BFL Creamy Salsa Dip. 5PM- London Broil, potato, salad.
Thursday: With all the drama of yesterday, I promised myself that today would be a new day. I was on baby duty last night, so I didn’t get that much sleep. However, today was probably the best day I’ve had on the program (at least mentally). I had a great upper body workout and wasn’t feeling as hungry as I have been the past several days. However, for dinner I did have a small slice of Papa Murphys deLite pizza, while healthy, but probably still not on the list….I didn’t have a 6th meal today either.
Today’s Meals: 745AM- BFL Chocolate Oatmeal. 1045AM- Myoplex Lite Bar. 1130-1215PM- Upper body workout. 1230PM- Myolplex Lite Shake. 3PM- whole wheat bread, turkey, lettuce, tomato. 6PM- Papa Murphys deLite pizza, salad w/ chicken.
Friday: Today was a good day for me all around. I have a great run in the morning, followed by a long walk in the park in the afternoon. However, with my busy day, I only got 4 meals in and had half of a beer a dinner. I am really looking forward to my free day.
Today’s Meals: 830AM- Cardio, 9AM- waffles and greek yogurt. 11AM- Papa Murphys deLite pizza, salad w/ chicken. 12-2PM- walk in the park. 230PM- protein shake w/ half a banana, two strawberries, skim milk, eas 100% whey chocolate. ice. 5PM- chicken breast, rice, and broccoli.
Saturday: FREE DAY! I had my typical breakfast of waffles and yogurt, went to Old Chicago for lunch where I had a chicken wrap and french fries, and Dominoes Memphis BBQ pizza for dinner. I also consumed a lot of beer, which wasn’t the best idea.
Recap: Overall, I think I did ok for week1 and I’m going to try a lot harder going into week 2. I’ve learned that I need to add more protein to my breakfast and need to try to eat every 2-2.5hrs instead of 3-4.