I had a great week! I had my deadline for my chapter, bio, and photos for the book Against the Grain. I also had my normal work week and a photo shoot. Read on below to see how my week went.
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Sunday, April 7th:
Today I started my day with an INSANITY workout. I did the Insanity Cardio Power & Resistance (approximately 40 minutes of cardio, strength exercises, and plyometric power work) + 10 minutes of full-body stretching on the Power Plate. I’ve been specifically planning my workouts for my photo shoot on Wednesday.
I did a lot of writing today – mostly finishing up my bio for the upcoming book Against the Grain.
Day 134 complete. It was a good, productive day!
Monday, April 8th:
I went to Chuze Fitness for my 5:00am workout before work. I did 15 minutes of intense intervals on the bike + full-body stretching. Then later, I did a 1-hour workout of my creation with Tom (strength, toning, abs, and walking) + 10 minutes of full-body stretching on the Power Plate!
I worked in the morning and afternoon. Then in the evening, after my second workout, I did some final work on my chapter and bio for the book Against the Grain.
Day 135 complete. I had two good workouts today!
Tuesday, April 9th:
Today Tom and I did an Insanity workout. We did the Insanity Cardio Abs (approximately 20 minute of cardio and abdominal work) + 10 minutes of full-body stretching on the Power Plate.
Tom and I spent a lovely day off together! I also did some final editing and adjustments on my chapter and bio for Against the Grain. I had an early night to prepare for the photo shoot tomorrow.
Day 136 complete and a lovely day off together!
Wednesday, April 10th:
I started my day off with a TurboFire workout. I did the TurboFire Fire 30 Class + 10 minutes of full-body stretching on the Power Plate. I feel great and ready for my photo shoot!
Then I proceeded to get ready for the photo shoot for my picture in the upcoming book Against the Grain! I had a great time at the photo shoot and afterwards looking through the photos. It’s so exciting to be in the final process of my part in the book! My chapter is complete, my bio is ready, and now I have my photos!
Tonight I sent in my chapter, bio, and photos for the book Against the Grain. I’m so excited! The deadline isn’t until Friday, but I was ready.
Day 137 complete. I’ve sent in my chapter, bio, and photos for the book Against the Grain!
Thursday, April 11th:
Today Tom and I started the day off with an Insanity workout. We did the Insanity Cardio Recovery (35 minutes of strength, toning, and exercises) + 10 minutes of full-body stretching on the Power Plate. Now I’d heard this workout isn’t what you’d typically expect for a recovery. However, it was pretty much completely different from its name. I still think the workout was great, but not at all cardio and hardly recovery except for the few yoga moves and stretches in the workout. It was a great strength and toning workout with some good stretching, though.
Tom and I also went to the movies early in the day to celebrate my turning in my chapter, bio, and photos for the book Against the Grain. We saw Admission. It was a fun movie to just watch and enjoy. It’s so nice to go to early movies as a treat sometimes!
Then I worked in the afternoon, took care of my to-do list, and did some writing.
Day 138 complete. I love going to an early movie!
Friday, April 12th:
I started my day off at Chuze Fitness with a 5:00am workout. I did 20 minutes of intense intervals on the bike + full-body stretching + in the evening 10 minutes of full-body stretching on the Power Plate.
After working in the morning and afternoon, Will, Chea, Tom, and I watched the Netflix that arrived…Lincoln. It was fun and well done but not as good of a movie as I’d hoped.
Day 139 complete. It was a good day!
Saturday, April 13th:
Today I started my day with a TurboFire workout with Chea. We did TurboFire Fire 30 Class + 10 minutes of full-body stretching. It’s always fun working out with someone close to you. Chea and I typically have quite a lot of laughter in our workouts together!
I worked morning and afternoon, and Tom and I had a lovely evening together.
Day 140 complete. It was great having a fun, girly workout with Chea!
A great and exciting week! I’m so happy about turning in my work for the book Against the Grain. I can’t wait for it to come out later this summer! I’m also excited about my photos from the photo shoot. I love how they came out, and I look forward to using them. I love weeks like this!
Yay! I’ve completed my 20th week out of 26 weeks!
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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.