This week sucks. I’m tired. I’m hungry. But I’m following my meal plan and cutting calories because I REALLY wanna lose 3 pounds. Not a Mean Girls reference. More like a “I bought a Halloween costume that’s awesome AF but I can’t wear it unless my stomach looks like Maria Menounos from E news (because that’s what I’m watching)”. Which, BY THE WAY, they’re featuring super fit women over 40. LIKE SERIOUSLY?! I am already suuuuper irritated and then I have to see how great Halle Barry looks at 50. HINT BETTER THAN ME AT 29!
And to be honest, even if I do lose 3 pounds my stomach is NOT going to look like Maria’s by Halloween…but it’s not a competition, right? It’s about being a better you, and competing against the person in the mirror and blah blah blah; all true but I don’t wanna hear it right now.
So I’ll just be over here watching Rob & Chyna (spoiler alert: it is ghetto and lameeeee), sitting on my heating pad because my glutes are on FIRE and feeling sorry for myself.
Daily Meal Plan
Oh and in case you want to be as miserable as me, you can start by following my meal plan for this week, instead of eating goldfish and poptarts (to be honest though, I would highly recommend the poptarts):
Natural Whey chocolate protein shake (with 1 c. Water and 1 c. Almond milk)
2 hard boiled eggs (but only eat 1 yolk)
Chobani nonfat plain Greek yoghurt
1 tablespoon vanilla whey powder
1/3 c. strawberries
2 grilled chicken tenderloins
1/2 c. Brown rice (made with salt free chicken broth)
Anyone who knows me at all knows I have a deep and unashamed love for shitty reality TV. I blame it entirely on my cousin, Sophie, who introduced me to Toddlers & Tiaras about 8 years ago. And it’s only grown from there.
I know all the real housewives (except Atlanta – who watches that one, anyway?). Rich Kids, my latest obsession – can’t get enough of it. And I can tell you everything there is to know about keeping up with the Kardashians. It’s why I signed up for snapchat. Seriously, I can’t miss Kylie’s unfiltered face (so many freckles).
So even though I started training on my own accord, I was thrilled to find out Kim Kardashian was also on a new fitness regime (and Khloe and Kourt, but I stalk Kim the most, so…ya).
Even more thrilled when yesterday she snapped a pic of her feet on the scale that showed her weighing in at 123.8. Because I also weighed in on Friday… AT 123.2!
Sidebar: things I don’t care about:
1. Kim has had 2 kids (thanks for pointing that out, Thomas)
2. Kim, although the same height as me, has a very different body type
3. My personal successes or losses should not be measured against anyone else
4. The feet on the photo may or may not actually be Kim Kardashian’s feet (thanks Meagan)
So ya, I’ve been working my ass off and now I’ve basically turned into a Kardashian. #winning
I am a huge wimp. I firmly believe that God made man to become doctors to cure people so we can always feel 100%. When a cold comes on, I can’t get NyQuil in my system fast enough. My parents on the other hand are the kind of people who don’t even take a baby aspirin for a headache.
But since I started this crazy fitness routine I figured I should probably toughen up a little. So last week when I started feeling sick, I gave myself a pep talk and decided to “push through it”. After all, in high school I swam doubles even with a cold.
After a week with 9 hours of sleep every night, a perfect diet and even taking one extra rest day, I was still feeling really sick.
As it turns out, I have a pretty severe upper respiratory infection. Yay. Bring on a 10-day round of antibiotics. Also had to take off the next 3 days (doctor’s orders).
Of course, when it rains it pours. I am about to leave for a week-and-a-half work trip around central Florida, which means long days, little sleep, lots of tempting food choices and little to no gym options.
So, I’ll just keep repeating the Serenity prayer (I am a Catholic girl after all) and do my best to get through these next 2 weeks!
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.”
The most important part, is staying on track with the food choices. Diet is 90% of it. So, as long as I can stick to my diet while being sick and on the road, I’ll be fine.