I had planned on not weighing until week four but couldn’t resist. I knew the results would not be as dramatic as the first two, but progress was made! Weight down two pounds and another half inch off the belly.
DIET – Not a lot of changes here. I have come to rely on eggs for breakfast (with some chorizo and served in a lettuce wrap is fantastic!). Lunch is a mixture of salad with some grilled chicken thrown in, an occasional can of smoked oysters, and leftovers (mostly chicken, fish or steak). I have stuck to a variety of fruits for snacks, mainly cherries, blueberries and watermelon as well as carrots with hummus and also cut up a jicama and squeezed some lemon juice and a little Tajin seasoning. I again have to admit a slight cheat. Invited again to my sisters to celebrate my nieces birthday and dinner was vodka pasta and birthday cake. Didn’t over do it but also brushed aside any regrets and enjoyed it! I am contemplating looking into the Intermittent Fasting next month but we’ll see.
EXERCISE – I kept up my normal routine at the gym but added some sprints on the stationary bike (I will eventually move to land sprints but my back has been bothering me a little). My bike workout lasts thirty minutes. I ride fairly easy the first mile and then go hard for a half mile, trying to keep my RPM’s over 120 for a half mile. I then repeat the process every half mile, going easy for half and hard for half, for thirty minutes. This has been getting me about nine miles. I DO NOT like to run so this, along with a bike ride outside for about thirty minutes, has been great. But my best find was this slackline!! I’ve seen people in some local parks with these and I know Mark Sisson is big on them, so I figured a $30 investment was justified. I had it set up soon after it arrived and after about an hour of getting over the nerves and following some YouTube videos on how to get started, I was soon on the line with no help. I started with a couple long poles to help get started but am now able to walk about six steps with no help. And it’s a great core workout. One thing I did find was some saying it was easier on one foot and differing opinions of barefoot vs shoes. I found it much easier with two feet on the line (helped eliminate the wobbling) and not much of a difference in barefoot vs tennis shoes. Word of warning, if the neighborhood kids know you have it, be prepared to share it!