Week 2, done!
Another successful week on the NW 10 Week Challenge. Same workouts as the 1st week – I pushed myself a little bit more with the main lifts now that I have a feel for the workouts – especially my squats and bench press. I really like that I am able to push myself everyday a little bit more and not be completely burnt out the next day or for the rest of the week. Soreness level has been perfect, nothing too horrible (legs have probably been the most sore).
This week, I switched around some of the 30-minute HIIT sessions. The 1st week I did the stairmaster and elliptical x2. This week, I ended up doing the elliptical, treadmill incline HIIT, and treadmill walk/run HIIT. I really wanted to do a track HIIT workout on Friday but wasn’t feeling great – so saving that for this week.
Week 2 Meal Plan:
Meal 1 – 2 eggs, ½c egg whites, 14g low fat cheese, 50g tomato, 150g strawberries, ½ – 1c almond milk, 28g cheerios
- Meal 2 – 3oz chicken, 2 slice Ezekiel bread, 1½ tbsp almond butter
- Meal 3 – 3oz ground beef, 1½oz brown rice pasta, ¼c marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, 6 asparagus
- Meal 4 – 1 bell pepper, 4oz ground turkey, 50g jasmine rice, red onion, tomato, parmesan cheese
- Post-Workout – 1½ scoop REL protein powder, 1 apple
- Other – 2 rice cakes, 1tbsp low sugar jelly, 1tbsp peanut butter
Still sitting at around 2,000 calories – 200g carbs, 165g protein, 60g fats
Felt really good this week, meals went well – staying full throughout the day and still not really having any cravings…if I do, I chug some water and grab some gum. Tuesday morning I walked into the kitchen to find a large La Festa pizza on the counter (thank you roomie) – happily & shockingly wasn’t even craving it, and I love La Festa.
Side note: I love my coffee and the other day I just happened to be roaming around HomeGoods and found a Glazed Donut sugar free syrup…so I bought it. It’s SO F*ING GOOD!
It’s only week 2, and I know at the start I was so loaded with bad foods (lots of ice cream), but I’m seeing the changes that I want to see, which makes so super excited for the next 2 weeks of this phase and the total 8 weeks remaining of the challenge.
I was going to weigh myself as well as take progress pics but decided against it. I’m going to wait until the 4-week mark to do both, and then again at the 7 weeks and obviously at 10 weeks.
Sundays are technically supposed to be an off day…but I decided to close out the week with a hike/trail run at Mt. Agamenticus in York, ME. It was a great recovery day and awesome way to start the day…was off the trails before 8am 😊