Dietbet started on Monday and it was the first day to get into the groove of healthy eating and getting my workout routine back to par. As much as I love challenges, even with two paired up, it didn’t really mean a very active lifestyle and was only suitable for busy periods when I couldn’t afford more than 10 minutes for workouts per day.
WEEK 1: DECEMBER 2-9, 2013
I didn’t change my eating habits too much but I watched my calories intake more.
BREAKFAST: White bread with peanut butter (I have to finish up the last few slices before getting a loaf of whole wheat)
LUNCH: Homemade rice with tofu and chicken
DINNER: Steamed rice with okra and chicken breasts with a fried egg
SNACK: Granola bar, apple, banana, crackers
As for workouts, I decided since Nicole at Pumps and Iron initiated this Dietbet I’d start with one of her kickass workouts and chose the 500-rep Kettlebell Workout!
It was pretty awesome! Very exhausting for some but a full body workout that did its job. My legs were shaking at the end of it and my arms also. I do need to probably invest in a 10 lb kettle bell eventually. It seems I didn’t feel like I got stronger but I did. Last time I did this workout, I could only do part of it in 7lbs and then I had to give up bu this time, aside from 100 Russian Twists in 5 lbs, I did everything else in 7. Felt great! 🙂
BREAKFAST: same as Monday
LUNCH: same as Monday but with okra added in
DINNER: Steamed rice with Chicken, Shitake mushrooms, Black wood ear with a little bit of steamed tilapia
SNACK: Granola Bar, Apple, Asian Pear, Banana
Workout consisted of 2 minute plank and 35 minutes of DDR/cardio 🙂
BREAKFAST: Quaker Real Medley Peach Almond Oatmeal
LUNCH: Fried Rice with chicken and veggies
DINNER: Same as Tuesday without tilapia but with a bit of fried egg and tomato
SNACK: Rice Cake, Asian Pear, Banana
Lighter workout to compensate with a mix of yoga and strength training
The second workout is a short 10 minute strength training that you can find the vid and description HERE!
I’ve posted about the yoga routine before. Its relaxing and gives a great stretch and even works a bit of body weights in. I followed it up with a quick and efficient strength training without weights to give my muscles a little break from the past two days.
BREAKFAST: Instant Oatmeal Apples and Cinnamon
LUNCH: Fried Rice
DINNER: Steamed Rice, Salmon, Green beans with pork
SNACK: Rice Cake, Banana, Apples
BREAKFAST: Instant Oatmeal Cinnamon and Spice
LUNCH: Fried Rice
DINNER: Steamed Rice, Salmon with tofu, Green beans with chicken
SNACK: Rice Cake, Granola Bar, Banana
1 hour indoor Dragonboat practice consisting of approx. 42 minutes of paddling and 15 minutes of calisthenics and medicine ball exercises
BREAKFAST: Whole Wheat Bread with peanut butter
LUNCH: Granola Bar
DINNER: Steamed Rice, Chicken Thighs made with THIS RECIPE, Chinese Ribs with Taro with dessert of my mom’s Banana Walnut Cake
SNACK: Granola Bar, Cereal (without milk), Banana, Preserved Plums
Rest day but did do 3.5 hours of gift show walking around lugging gifts I had bought and did a morning walk of about 45 minutes.
Sunday (slight cheat day)
BREAKFAST: Homemade Banana-Walnut Cake with Banana
LUNCH: Hot Dogs with a bit of Fries
DINNER: Dinner out –> Mussels with Tomato, Garlic and White Wine Sauce and a side of fries (shared that with my boyfriend)
SNACK: Rice Cake, Banana
I finally managed to get in a workout at 9pm after a very exhausting weekend. Still, with my cheat days, I never have one without a workout. It makes me feel like I wasted all my previous efforts. So I chose this since I had bought myself a set of Resistance bands on Saturday.
However, because of all the muscle pain from Friday’s workouts, I went a bit gentle on myself. I still went all out during the workout but I only did it two times although I probably should’ve done 3 but with work the next day, I needed to make sure I didn’t injure myself or anything. I’ll just work harder the next day! 🙂
That wraps up my first week of Dietbet. I’m currently weighed in on Sunday morning at 134.6 pounds –> 1.3 pounds lighter. Just need to keep it up for another 3 weeks!
Seriously, right? I have to keep it up! Its worth it if it means staying healthy, feeling awesome and looking better than now 🙂
BRING ON WEEK 2!!