So yesterday began Week 3 of the diet routine and workout I picked up recently. Today is Monday and I feel pretty good. I feel fit in my form and a Polo shirt I used to wear that fit me tight, now fits me snug. My belt buckle clipped at the last hole but I could rotate it loosely. On my “binge day”, we ate a local Sweet 16/backyard party and consumed a few beers and mixed drinks in the process. Shortly afterward, we craved Uno’s so we shot over there to get some munchies. For once, I could NOT finish my 2nd glass of Harpoon IPA!
Week 2, was in my opinion, not a 100% success. Aside from the Monday, almost every day I missed an evening workout. I didn’t miss a morning workout though. Food intake, was erratic toward the weekend but Caloric intake was 1000 calories less than the week prior – woot! In detail, on one day I missed Dinner because I was out late and generally didn’t feel hungry, on another day I missed both snacks.
A big thing I’ve noticed about this whole ordeal is time management. It’s important to be aware of the time you use to shape and discipline your body. I neglected this greatly in the week prior in the “workout portion” of my routine and even a little bit when it came to nutrition.
I thank a couple of my colleagues for getting me to be more “wary” of what I eat, how much and being keen about exactly what my food is comprised of. Calorie counting is not necessary but I feel that since I’ve never done that before, it made me open my eyes to what it was that I was actually putting into my body and nutrition. (Just to mention, my routine food intake constantly consists of legumes (beans), mushrooms, tofu and oh yeah..more beans. While I can feel myself getting bored/tired of them, I keep reminding myself of how much good they’re doing me. I should elaborate that black beans and pinto beans are “better” than red kidney beans in terms of calories. However, all provide a good dose of protein per 1 cup.)