Shape Up Diary: My 2018 Weightloss Journey – Week 3
Week 3 really surprised me with a sudden burst of energy. I woke up an hour earlier than usual feeling refreshed and energized instead of groggy. I completed my morning workouts and stretches before breakfast and encountered less cravings for sweets.
My breakfasts consisted mostly of scrambled eggs, salmon on rye crisp bread, or smoothies usually with half a Grapefruit on the side or a few Kiwis. I have also been very obsessed with using my juicer again. The juice was super refreshing and lightly sweet tasting which really helped with curbing my sweet tooth.
Current favorite recipe for juicing:
- 3 Oranges
- 2 Green Apples
- 2 Carrots
- a couple handfuls of Kale
- 1/2 Cucumber
I haven’t been hungry as much so I might grab a granola bar as a snack which are just filling enough. The “Fiber One” bars are currently my favorite, especially the chocolate brownie which is my guilty pleasure. And for dinners, starches have been replaced more and more with green vegetables like kale, broccoli or peas.
With the newfound energy I have been able to complete my workouts more consistently and my run time has been improving. I am far from my goals, but I loved seeing the progress. I am hoping to start attending more classes offered at the local gym such as spin, Zumba or yoga to maximize my results. Overall I am really proud of this week as it has shown the most progress and health benefits.
This weeks weightloss: -5.3 lbs
Total: -11.3 lbs