Challenge Update Week 3
So here I am, finishing up week 3, which is probably one of THE HARDEST weeks to be on any kind of health challenge: Thanksgiving Week. Yes, I said Thanksgiving Week. Technically Thanksgiving is just reserved to one calendar day, but we all know that we eat our big Thanksgiving meals on Thursday, maybe we have the in-laws to go to on Friday, and then we are stuck eating leftovers Saturday and Sunday… so really you are looking at 4-5 days of Thanksgiving. With those delicious and highly caloric goodies, it is hard to turn down and hard to stay on plan.
I am happy to say, that with a bit of my husband’s help, I didn’t do too bad. Thursday, we were able to make it to the gym for a full workout that consisted of a 3.1 mile run on the treadmill and lifted back, biceps, and abs. I was able to have a shake for breakfast, eat a decent lunch, and indulged in a little Cracker Barrel for Thanksgiving dinner. Friday was quite similar, got in 20 minutes on the elliptical and did kettlebell supersets/circuit before we headed up to my in-laws for Thanksgiving dinner. Luckily she had a veggie tray for me to munch on while I was so patiently waiting for turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. I have to admit, I did indulge a little and had two helpings of mashed potatoes and a piece of blueberry pie. However, with my husband’s suggestion, we left all of our packed leftovers at my mother-in-law’s house (including the pie!) so that we wouldn’t over indulge the entire weekend.
With that being said, I did eat some Fazoli’s and had extra breadsticks on Saturday but I was still able to engage in at least some sort of physical activity (including 4 1/2 hours of shopping – yes that counts!) every day while on Thanksgiving break.
I’m happy to say that I’m officially back on plan today. I’ve had an awesome start to my week nutritionally and I plan to keep it up for the next 10 weeks!
Fruit Vi-Shape Shake Recipe
2 scoops Vi-Shape Protein
4-5 frozen peach slices
1/4 cup frozen strawberries
2 splenda packets
10 oz. light soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, or nonfat milk
Blend and enjoy!