This is an exciting and busy week ahead! It starts with Mother’s Day shared with my mom and ends with a fitness conference in L.A.! It’s also my second-to -last week of my 6-month fitness and nutrition experiment! Read on below to see how my week went.
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Sunday, May 12th:
A lovely 15-minute flexibility workout on the Power Plate was a great way to start the day.
I’m so excited to have my mom in town for Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. I’m so blessed to have you as my mom!
My mom, Chea, and I went to get manicures and pedicures in the morning, then we went to La Jolla with my dad and had an awesome time there, followed by meeting up with Tom and Will in Del Mar for a late lunch! Later on, we watched a movie together at home. A wonderful day!
Day 169 complete. It was a beautiful Mother’s Day!
Monday, May 13th:
In between morning and afternoon work, I did some research and work on my next fitness product. We went to Basil Thai Bistro for dinner and spent time with my family! I did today’s INSANITY workout on Wednesday. Sometimes when things get busy, the schedule needs to be altered, but I made sure to fit in the workout this week.
Day 170 complete. I love Thai food at the moment!
Tuesday, May 14th:
Today Tom and I started our day off together by playing 18 holes at Twin Oaks Golf Course. It was great to be together doing something we both love!
My workout for today was 18 holes golf at Twin Oaks Golf Course + Shaun T’s Rockin’ Body DVD Workout that I did Wednesday.
In the evening, our whole family met up for dinner and the movies to see The Great Gatsby. It was a really well-done movie.
Day 171 complete. What a fun day off with my hubby and family!
Wednesday, May 15th:
I did multiple workouts today! I started out with Shaun T’s Rockin’ Body Mark, Move, & Groove + Insanity Cardio Abs + today’s workout, a 40-minute strength workout of my creation.
I worked on my next fitness product, wrote, and took care of my to-do list. Then I worked until 8:15pm at the rink. I spent some family time after work.
Day 172 complete. It was a busy but good day!
Thursday, May 16th:
I started the day with a Rockin’ Body workout. I did Rockin’ Body Party Express + 10 minutes full-body stretching on the Power Plate.
We had breakfast with my parents before they flew back to Colorado. It was so awesome having them visit!
Day 173 complete. I love it when family visits!
Friday, May 17th:
Today I drove to L.A. … Manhattan Beach to be exact. I’m attending the Merrithew Mindful Movement World Tour 2013 today, tomorrow, and Sunday! It’s all continuing education for my STOTT PILATES® Certification and furthering my own education.
Today is the Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course. I’m now officially a Total Barre™ Instructor!
As I worked out all day today for 7 hours during the Total Barre™ course, that was my workout for the day. It was a great course and a super day.
Day 174 complete. I enjoyed becoming a Total Barre™ Instructor today!
Saturday, May 18th:
Today is day two of the Merrithew Mindful Movement World Tour 2013. The fitness conference is great. Today I attended Total Barre™ Endurance with Music Level 1 (4-hour course), ZEN•GA™ Fluid Conditioning with the Mini Stability Ball™ (2-hour course), and STOTT PILATES® The Shoulder Girdle: Stability & Function (2-hour course). Another great day!
I worked out for 8 hours today during the courses, so I got more than enough exercise for the day!
In the evening, after the courses finished, I walked around the area and got dinner at P.F. Chang’s. It’s great that they have a gluten-free menu.
Day 175 complete. It was a great second day of the fitness conference!
Another successful week of my experiment! Only one more week to go! Then you get to read about what I’m doing next! I knew I would be very busy this weekend at the conference, so I brought fruit, nuts, and whey protein with me. It worked really well, kept me energized throughout the day, and I felt great! Then I was able to get a vegetable smoothie from around the corner for dinner or if I had time for lunch.
Yay! I’ve completed my 25th week out of 26 weeks!
Be sure to check out my original 6-Month Nutrition and Fitness Experiment post for a list of all my posts and recipes!
My own variation of a sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free vegetarian diet:
Sugar-free consists of no sugar, sugar substitutes, honey, or other equivalent except for a small amount of preferably natural sweetener that is already in a product such as bread or whey protein.
Dairy-free includes a few exceptions. I’m including whey protein. I also have times of experimenting with Greek yogurt and regular yogurt to see if they are beneficial to me. In addition, I include eggs in my diet, which is a variation from a vegan diet.
Gluten-free also includes a few exceptions. I include Ezekiel Bread or sprouted bread, which is close to gluten-free in how it’s digested but not actually gluten-free. Some gluten-free plans say oats are fine and some do not. I include oats in my plan.
My fitness plan:
My exercise consists of workouts 6 days per week. The only exception can be if I do an additional workout on a day to count for one of the days or on a recovery week every few months.