Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Be the Best You Begins

So last week I posted on the six week lifestyle challenge I would be taking part in, yesterday it started and I got off to a flying start at breakfast. 

I'm in Finland at the moment and they have a few strange things at the breakfast buffet in the hotel so I decided to try a few of the more unusual options for breakfast including herring fillet. I had a boiled egg, herring, a slice of Turkey, some pineapple, hot water and lemon, berry yoghurt and a brown seeded roll. Slip up 1 was having the bread as you should only eat a starchy carb after a workout. *The diet I'm following recommends this.*

Lunch was a healthy option again of a salad from Subway. You can order double chicken over here for double the protein for a euro extra, so I got double grilled chicken, lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, jalapeƱos, and a little bit of honey mustard dressing. The dressing wasn't totally clean and maybe not allowed on my plan, I had water and an apple as well. 

I attempted my workout which consisted of sprints, squat jumps, burpees, mountain climbers and push ups. I definitely found it a struggle. I was jet lagged and very tired as well which didn't help also really hungry as I didn't have a pre workout snack and hadn't eaten for about five hours. The workout is challenging but you can really see how HIIT (high intensity interval training) cardio helps burn fat. 

Imagine me doing sprints and squat jumps in my hotel room, God I looked a sight I'm sure the people on either side of me were wondering what was going on! 


I'm really gonna give it a better go this evening, the first workout is always the hardest! 

We went out for dinner to an Italian restaurant, I avoided the pizza and pasta options and went for garlic chicken with salad, veg, and a small amount of potatoes. 

All in all I don't think it was the worst start to the program...I did forget we weren't supposed to be drinking alcohol and had a couple of glasses of wine and I was really hungry between lunch and dinner so strayed off plan and had a handful of crisps. No one is perfect though!  Onwards and upwards. 



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  1. Well done on Day one hun, I tagged you in my post yesterday for people to follow you also ;-)
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