Fit 4 '14

Jan 13, 2014 10:21 AM by Danielle Lerner

Fit 4 '14: Bring on Week Two!

It's now been 10 days since we all got reality checked in the U of A's BodPod machine. We won't know our official progress numbers until we weigh in again on Wednesday, but I can already say I feel a difference. I have more energy, I'm sleeping better and I don't have that "full" feeling after meals. Sure, I'm hungry from time to time and the lack of variety on this diet can be tough, but I'm learning that a bit of planning can go a long way in easing those frustrations.

My trainer recommended the 4 Hour Body diet, so I eat protein/beans/greens for EVERY meal six days a week, and then eat whatever I want on the seventh. I had my first cheat day Saturday and instantly felt the shift in my body once the processed foods returned. However, happy to say I didn't go too overboard and so far returning to the diet hasn't been too tough. I also spent Sunday preparing a couple of dishes I found online to use throughout the week. Both were relatively quick, easy and very tasty! I added Spinach instead of corn to the soup to boost the "green factor." Click the names below for the recipes.

Roasted Cauliflower

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Exercise has been another huge component to this. The trainers at Amped are fantastic and Bryan is a great motivator in the gym. Below is the workout from last Friday. It was the hardest workout of my life (this coming from the girl who is running a marathon Sunday) but I felt amazing afterward. He says we'll try it again in a couple of weeks to see how my time improves! Thanks again for all of your support!

WORKOUT: Do the following circuit 4 times as fast as you can. I did mine in 26:14.

100 jump ropes

20 15lb medicine ball slams

8 Burpees (Jump forward instead of up on the finish)

12 pull ups (with a resistance band assist)

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