Life is so exciting right now! I’d like to share some great news that I’ve had this past month. I’ve been chosen to be in the forthcoming book with Brian Tracy called Against the Grain!
It will be coming out later this summer! So, in addition to my normal schedule of work and working out, I’m spending a lot of extra time writing. Read on below to see how my week went.
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Sunday, March 31st:
Today I started my day off with an INSANITY workout. I did Insanity Pure Cardio (this is an intense cardio workout which is approximately 40 minutes long) + 10 minutes of full-body stretching on the Power Plate.
A lot of this weekend I spent writing, which was awesome! For Easter, Tom and I attended an Easter church service, walked at La Jolla beach for a good hour, and had a lovely dinner at Cozymel’s Mexican restaurant! Lately, if we eat out at a Mexican restaurant I have guacamole and share fajitas with Tom. I order corn tortillas instead of flour and make sure the beans are black beans. Tom and I order the meat and vegetables to be on separate platters, so that he can have the meat and some vegetables and I have the vegetables. It works really well, and it suits my gluten-free and dairy-free diet completely.
Day 127 complete and a lovely Easter!
Monday, April 1st:
After working in the morning, I completed an Insanity workout. Today I did the Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit (approximately 40 minutes of intense plyometric exercises) + 10 minutes of full-body stretching on the Power Plate.
After that, I worked in the afternoon and wrote in the evening.
Day 128 complete. It’s great to be writing more!
Tuesday, April 2nd:
Today I started the day with a TurboFire workout! I did TurboFire HIIT 20 Class + 10 minutes of full-body stretching on the Power Plate + 4 hours of walking golf at Torrey Pines.
It was so wonderful to play Torrey Pines Golf Course for the first time! It was so beautiful and enjoyable.
It’s been over a year and a half since Tom and I have had a weekly work day off together. So, we’ve finally made it a priority and moved our schedules around so that we can have Tuesdays off together. This is our first Tuesday off together on our new, improved schedule!
What a wonderful day together!
Day 129 complete. I had a great time playing golf at Torrey Pines with Tom!
Wednesday, April 3rd:
I started the day with a 50-minute strength workout of my creation (full body weight workout with 12-15 repetitions and slow timing to challenge the muscles more) + 10 minutes of full-body stretching on the Power Plate.
I wrote in the early afternoon before working 2:30-8:15pm.
Day 130 complete. I really enjoy doing my workout creations!
Thursday, April 4th:
Tom and I started the day with an Insanity workout! I did Insanity Cardio Abs (approximately 20 minutes of intense abs and cardio training) + 10 minutes of full-body stretching on the Power Plate!
I wrote before and after work.
Day 131 complete. A good and busy day!
Friday, April 5th:
Today I started my morning off with a 5:00am workout at Chuze Fitness. I did a 20-minute bike interval workout and finished with full body stretching. In the evening, Tom and I did a 60-minute full-body toning workout I’ve created that I love (walking while doing arm exercises with 3lb toning balls, a circuit of exercises with an 8lb medicine ball, walking with the toning balls again, and finishing with strength exercises on the Power Plate at home) + 10 minutes of full-body stretching on the Power Plate.
Another mixture of working in the morning, writing, working again, and spending a Friday evening with Tom.
Day 132 complete. I love my new workout creation!
Saturday, April 6th:
Today is my rest day for workouts. After my normal work schedule, I had a deep tissue massage. I’m working to get more regular massages again either once or twice a week. I had gotten off track for a while, but I need to make it a priority to keep my body healthy. A lovely priority!
Later, I wrote and I enjoyed a relaxing evening with Tom.
Day 133 complete. A deep tissue massage today! I had a productive week and have only one more week until I turn in my work for the book Against the Grain.
I’m so excited! I’ve been scheduling my workouts to help prepare for my photo shoot for the book on Wednesday as well. It’s going great so far, and I’m feeling awesome!
Yay! I’ve completed my 19th 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.