My church started fasting and special prayer last Wednesday. No meat, dairy, or grains for 21 days. We do this at the beginning of the year every year for at least ten years.
It's not easy to give up meat, cheese, yogurt, milk, and bread...but I will say that since I started eating better its easier. I've found other alternatives to get protein...like quinoa, chickpeas, edamame, and whey protein powder. I've also found other ways of eating and preparing veggies and fruit. I'm better at structuring my meals as far as voluminizing and timing.
I seem to always find something new to try out or add to my "diet" with each fast. This year it was apples with peanut butter and quinoa with almonds and apples.
I'm still calorie counting b/c portions do matter....even if they are plant based.
This weeks weighin - 141.6 lbs. I will be so happy to get out of these 140s...
This week starts week 3 of the 6 week Fitness Challenge at Urban HIIT FITT. I signed up for it because I want to shake things up with my workouts. If it was closer to home and a bit cheaper I would keep working out there all year round. I decided to sign up for another 3 months once I am done. I was on the fence...but I think it would be nice to train there with my shoulder fully healed. Plus that will ensure that I maintain my maintenance goal weight solidly. I really like working out there!
I'm thinking of increasing my workouts from 5 days to 6. 2 to three times a week I'm working out 2 hours (a HIIT cardio/strength mix and Zumba/bike, treadmill, stairmaster mix). I want to break back into the 130s where I belong! But maybe I should wait until I'm done fasting...I used to work out 6 days a week...but most of last year I was at 3 to 5....
Happy Martin Luther King Day to you! Have a good week!