Thursday, October 16, 2014

Day 3 of Juicing

Ah, the end is near! Only 2 more days of juicing left, I enjoyed all my juices today. For breakfast, I had:
- 2 apples
- 2 oranges
- 1 cup pineapple
- 2 cup cranberries
- Coconut water

It was really good! It was really sweet. I also prepared my lunch and dinner at the same time since I would be gone all day. My lunch was:
- 2 apples
- 3 carrots
- 1 red pepper
- 1 celery
- 2 tomatoes
It was delicious! I could really taste the sweetness of the red peppers.

My dinner was:
- 3 cucumber
- 2 kale leaves
- 2 celery
- 3 pears
- 1 peeled lemon

It was also really good. I finally had energy all through out the day. I didn't feel tired. I drank all my water and I even did some cardio in the morning before I had to go to school. I went to the gym to do cardio on the stair master for 20 minutes. It wasn't a lot but it's my fault. I didn't manage my time properly and didn't have enough time at the gym.

I'm happy to say that I've lost 5 pounds in the last 2 days! It's amazing! I know it's mostly water weight but I want to get back down to my lowest weight and even past that. I'm so happy it's working! I finally have my energy back and I'm losing weight. If I keep losing weight, I might extend my cleanse. I've been playing around with extending it for 3 days and doing a full week. I want to see how much weight I can lose on this cleanse. I think I may do it. I hope I'm not crazy for wanting to extending it. I enjoy challenging myself so I think I'll do it! Ahhh!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Day 2 Of Juicing

Today was a little more challenging. I started off the day with a lot of enthousiasm. I was finally getting my training in order. I went for a 20 minute fasted run. I had energy when I woke up but boy could I feel a decrease in energy during my run. I could barely run before I felt tired again. I still managed to get through and I told myself its better to be moving than to be in bed at home. 

I made my breakfast juice when I got home. It consisted of: 
- 2 apples
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 kale leaf
- 2 cups cranberries
- 1 peeled lemon

I also added some coconut water for some more volume. I headed to the gym to meet with my trainer at 10. Since I'm juicing, I decided to stick to a more steady state work out so I didn't pass out or get too fatigued. We focused on upper body. I did some shoulder press, lateral raises, and front raises for my first circuit. I did 25 mini reps of both the lateral raises and front raises. It made my muscles burn! I repeated this 3 times. I did a 300 ft sprint on the rope machine to get my heart rate up. 

I also did some rear delt flys, low chest press on the machine and rows on the machine. Again, I did them all for 3 sets of 15. I did another sprint on the VMX rope machine. I could feel myself slowly starting to lose energy. I could feel the blood rushing to my head when I stood up and it seemed like the surroundings were a blur. I still wanted to keep working out so I did some hammer curls, tricep dips, and tricep kick backs. I felt accomplished after my work out and I rushed home to make my lunch juice. My lunch was:
- 2 apples
- 1 cucumber
- 1 handful of spinach
- 2 celery
- 1 pear
- 1 cup of cranberries

I brought it to school with me as I had to be in the clinic to treat some of the athletes. I also had to make my dinner juice since I would be at football practice. It had:
- 3 cucumbers
- 2 kale leaves
- 2 celery
- 3 pears
- 1 peeled lemon

The last one had so much volume. There's a lot of juice in the cucumbers. It was pretty good but I still prefer the sweetness of my breakfast juices. I felt really tired in the evening. I was craving eating, just chewing on food. It was the weirdest feeling. I drank a lot of water throughout the day to keep myself hydrated and full. I hear the first 2 days are the worse so I hope I feel better tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Day 1 Of Juicing

Today was the first day of my juice cleanse. I had some highs and some lows. The day started off great. I loved my morning juice. It consisted of:
- 2 apples
- 1 cucumber
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 cups grapes
- 2 kale leaves
- 1" ginger

It was delicious! It tasted like real juice! I was at home for most of the morning and afternoon so I was able to take the time to make all my juices. My lunch juice was:
- 2 apples
- 1 orange
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 cupe pineapple
- 4 kale leaves

It was really good as well. The apples and the pineapple add a lot of sweetness to the juice. I didn't feel hungry at all. Because the juices were so sweet, I couldn't drink them quickly. By drinking them slowly, they filled me up more.

My dinner drink consisted of:
- 2 carrots
- 2 kale leaves
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 peeled lemon
- 1" ginger

This was by far my least favourite drink. It didn't really taste like anything. I should've added an apple for some sweetness. It took me a long time to drink it. I started getting headaches in the evening. I normally get that type of headache when I don't eat enough. I knew the first two days would be rough so I'm just going to fight through it. It won't be easy but it'll be worth it!

Monday, October 13, 2014


I'm sorry I haven't posted in the last week. It was a hectic week at school with midterms and I was also ashamed with the way I've been eating and training. My downfall started when I didn't have any more prepared meals at home. I didn't have anything for lunch so I told myself I would buy something at school. The problem was temptation got the best of me. The sandwiches looked so good compared to the salad. I made the wrong decision and got the sandwich. And it just kept getting worse. I treated myself to a pumpkin spice latte at starbucks when I knew I shouldn't. It was the start of a downward spiral.

Every day I tried to stop the cycle. I would start the day off right but then as soon as I started to study or I felt tired, I started to snack. I snacked on nuts, cereal, and even some gold fish. I couldn't control myself and stop the urge to eat. It continued all week and then I couldn't stop it right before thanksgiving. There would be so much food! It was impossible not to eat all the food in front of me: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. I gave in and it was delicious! At least I gave myself smaller portions with this meal.

I'm an emotional eater and I need to learn to control it. It's a difficult habit to stop. I need to start by realizing when I'm eating because I feel like it and not because I need to. I need to stop the snacking and stick to my plan. If not, I'll never reach my goal of becoming a fitness model.

Today, I made the decision to stop and get myself back on track. I'm depressed that I'm not making much process yet I allow myself to snack uncontrollably? That's not going to help the situation. It's making it worse and its making me feel worse.

I decided to start a cleanse tomorrow. I want to try to do a 4 day juice cleanse to clean out my system and start over fresh. I've never done a juice cleanse before so I'm curious to try it. I'm only going to do four days because I don't know how I'll be able to handle it and if it'll work. I went to get all my fruits and veggies today. I'm actually really excited to try it. I hear it works well and I hope it works for me! I need to get myself back on track.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Workin' On My Legs

I planned to go to the gym tonight. My co-worker asked me if I was going to the gym tonight so we decided to work out together. I really wanted to work out my legs so we came up with a good routine. We started with a circuit one of my other trainers gave me: leg press, walking lunges, and 1 minute wall sit with a 45 lb plate. 

Afterwards, we moved onto back squats, bulgarian split squats with a jump, and box jumps. After each set, we pushed and then pulled the sled back. It was fun to have a parter to work out with because we pushed each other. We kept going when it was tough and we both agreed to do the sled because we new it was a great way to incorporate cardio while still working out our legs. The only thing we need to work on so not talking so much and taking excessive breaks!

We ended with hip thrusts with a barbell and glute kick backs to focus on our glutes. It was a great work out and it was fun to have a parter with me. It definitely makes working out more fun! 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Game Day In Quebec City

I went to Quebec City today as the football team was playing University of Laval. It was going to be a very challenging game as the team is ranked 1st in the country. The team travelled up on Saturday but I got a lift up this morning to meet with them. I got there just in time to start taping and get them ready for the game.

There were so many people in the stands. There was a great atmosphere to play in. The team lost 32-16. It was a close game and we were the toughest competition they had so far. I hope the guys use this as a learning opportunity as we may face them again in the finals.

I had all my food packed for the day. They always have pizza after the game. It's so tempting but I have to bring my own stuff or else I won't be able to stay on track. I'm disappointed I didn't have the chance to get a work out in. Realistically I didn't have time. I was up early and I was home late. At least I stay on track with my food and I'll kill it in the gym tomorrow.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Trying New Things

My trainer decided I should try fasted cardio in the morning. Bascially he wants me to run for 20-25 each morning for the next week. I can't eat before I run so that my body uses my fat for energy. I can have a small cup of black coffee to wake me up. It may or may not work for me. I hope it does because I really want to lose this weight! The rain didn't stop me and I ended up running for 27 minutes. My cardio has improved so much. I didn't stop running once!

I refueled with a big breakfast when I got home. It consisted of
-1/3 cup of oats
-1/2 cup of egg whites
- cinnamon
- water
- banana

It was delicious and so filling! Today is my high carb day so I could treat myself! I relaxed a bit in the morning and then headed to the gym for a work out before work. I only had 45 minutes so I had to make the most of it. I did some intervals on the treadmill, a short leg circuit and then ended with the stair master.

I'm really proud of myself for working out twice in one day and for sticking to my diet. I hope the fasted cardio works. This is the last week of my 30 days of carb cycling. I'm on low calories so I hope that it also helps with my weight loss. I know I can do it!!