im proud to say i really kicked some f*cking ass today. mondays are the worst, and almost everyone hates monday, and while i wanted to hit that snooze button when my alarm went off at 5:30 this morning, i told myself my body will get that much better after i work out. i did my insanity workout and boy was it intense..pure cardio today with no breaks in between exercises. i used my new watch to monitor my heart rate throughout the 40 minutes [warm up and cool down included] and i wound up burning 388 calories..great way to start the day! after that, i helped my body recover with a protein smoothie for breakfast and kept up the rest of the good eating for all my other meals:
breakfast: smoothie [1 cup mixed berries, 1 cup almond milk, 1 scoop whey protein powder]
lunch: 3.5 oz. chicken breast, celery, raw, unsalted cashews, and a nectarine
dinner: huge bowl of broccoli; salad [lettuce, chickpeas, grilled chicken, carrots, avocado, balsamic vingarette dressing]
i work 830-430 monday- friday and my job is mostly sitting, so i realized that i really needed to amp up my exercise schedule to counteract the effects of sitting for 8 hours a day and gave myself a good workout at the gym afterwards. i did cardio for about an hour [not all the same, i did intervals and switched between basically every machine there], and burned about 645 calories! after that i did a few ab and leg exercises to finish off.
in total, i burned over 1000 calories today, which is a lot, so i made sure my body got enough nutrients. ive been saying over and over how i havent seen any results, but i figure by burning close to 1000 calories a day, my body and poor internal system will have to give in some how