Sunday, 9 June 2013

Baby Gorillas

I’ve been throwing around ideas in my head all day about what I would say in this blog. I haven’t been able to decide if I want to talk about my first “dairy and carb free” week or if I want to talk about the fact that I am PMSing and I have the appetite of a baby gorilla. Well lucky for you, I’m going to write about both J

Monday-Friday I did fabulously well. I didn’t crack one time and I actually ate some pretty scrumptious things. I feel lighter and cleaner and just all around better. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m working on my strength training and muscle mass so I haven’t been weighing myself. I can tell by my workouts that I am getting much stronger and so I know that if I step on the scale, it’s probably going to be a few pounds higher than I’d like and I don’t want to freak myself out. That being sad, my pants are a bit bigger than they were last week J I highly recommend giving it a try.

Saturday night my friend Alex was in town so we went to dinner at Joey’s, ‘cause it’s our fav. I ate really light and clean all day and had a killer workout that morning so I felt good about allowing myself to eat something I normally wouldn’t. For dinner I had their yam fries (to die for), the Summer Salad (dressing on the side) and we shared 4 Ahu Tuna Tacos (all 4 are under 500 calories). They were all relatively healthy choices and other than the goat cheese on the salad and the taco shells, there were no carbs or dairy in anything. (Yams are a veggie, not a carb J) I was planning on considering that to be my cheat day, until today...oye.

Last night I got 8.5 hours of sleep. I woke up at 9 and by 1 I was back in bed and didn’t wake up till 5:30pm. All I had to eat before going back to bed was a smoothie (see? I had good intentions) so when I woke up I was famished.  Without going into too many details, lets just say I definitely ate carbs and dairy. Not feeling so great about it but like I said, I’m PMSing, so back off. I will suffer through this fatigue and constant need to stuff my face for about 3 days and then I’ll be fine. The good thing is, I don’t have any carbs or dairy at work (I keep all my food there, ‘cause I live there) so I will have no choice but to eat well. Plus, it’s a gym so it’s a very motivating environment to be in when you aren’t feeling like getting on a treadmill or pumping iron.

The moral of the story is, as long as you give it your best, eat clean as much as possible and commit to your workouts, one bad day isn’t going to ruin everything. I know I ate things I shouldn’t have but I also know it’s not the end of the world because it doesn’t happen often, if ever.  Don’t ever beat yourself up about one bad day, just make up for it with the days and workouts to come! 

This week I’m going to start taking notes on things I eat and come up with some yummy recipes for you guys J


  1. I would kill for your will power! I'm usually fine at home but when i go out i can' seem to say no to carbs. And if I'm pmsing? Forget about it! I eat everything in sight! Luckily, i haven't purchased a single unhealthy grocery item in the past month so I feel okay with it.

  2. As long as you are making more healthy choices than unhealthy choices, youre heading in the right direction!