Day 10 – Thursday
Today is day 10, which makes me 1/3 of the way through my challenge. I have been told NOT to look at the scale and NOT to worry about the numbers. I am to focus on what I see in the mirror and the fact that I am taking steps to give my body the healthy nutrition it requires to feed and source itself.
Here’s some brutal honesty: my bras are all too big! Not the place I wanted to lose the weight but at least I know the weight is coming off.
Today is a gym day. To play it safe, I used the same weight on my bar that I have for the past 4 weeks. Little did I know, until about a quarter of the way through the WOD, that the bar was way too easy to lift. Some might say that this made for an easy workout today, but when you have become so accustomed to a high intensity, 20-minute workout, a part of you actually looks forward to the point of muscle failure. This way you are certain you have given your ALL and will continue to burn fat for several hours after the WOD.
As quoted from the livestrong.com website:
Your body also releases several metabolism-boosting hormones during exercise that temporarily stay elevated in your blood after exercise. The “after-burn” effect also might be related to your body burning extra calories when it replenishes the sugar it stores for fuel in muscles. Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/550729-do-muscles-burn-more-calories-after-resting-them/#ixzz1wkopytvY
Food for the day
Breakfast: none (not suggested!)
Lunch: chicken and vegetable stir fry with leftover paleo spaghetti meat sauce
Dinner: 2 fried eggs cooked in coconut oil
2nd Dinner: (I was HUNGRY) leftover lunch.
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