Parents, the kids are in bed, it’s been a long day, especially if it is Friday or the weekend. All you want to do is sit on the couch, watch tv, read or just spend some time with your significant other or cruise the internet. Admit it, you know you want a glass of wine or a cocktail. Before you get too relaxed, to the point where you will have to drag yourself off the couch and into bed, do a couple of prep steps first.
Number One: Get ready for bed. Wash your face, brush your teeth (if you aren’t having that glass of wine), clear the bed off of toys or laundry (of which I just went and did), and get your room ready for sleeping.
Number Two: What else has to be done? Do the kids have a sporting event early in the morning or you have to be somewhere? If so, get together what you need. Take the animals out. Plug in your cell phone, turn the ringer off or to vibrate and turn it down!
Now you can sit down, relax and unwind. When your body doesn’t want to move off the couch and your eyes can’t stay open and all you want to do is fall into bed, you’ll thank yourself for doing the prep work first. I’ve learned the hard way and am always thankful when all I have to do is crawl into bed. Ok, so I have to pee first, I’m a mom after all!
I did it, I made it through all 10 days! I admit it, I liked it.
Today’s workout wasn’t as strong as I had hoped. I had a horrible night sleep last night and so I didn’t have much energy during my workout, but I did what could with good form.
The eating has been another issue. I had 2 gluten free tortillas over the 10 days and then I made a almond butter “cupcake/muffin”. I think these muffins, gluten free, dairy free, set me over the edge. I have felt in the past that I needed a break from almonds, almond milk, almond butter but never really went more than a couple days without it. I have stopped the almond milk vanilla latte’s and baking with almond flour. I’m beginning to think that going a week without any almonds gave my body just enough time to heal that when I had the almond butter my gut reacted.
Dinner tonight was roasted carrots, beets and steamed broccoli. I had two of those muffins after dinner and now I am suffering again. I need to listen to my body instead of fighting it with my taste buds!
Since I have been so bloated the last 3 days from whatever it was I ate, I have not stepped on the scale nor taken my day 10 measurements. Right now they would not be accurate for several of them.
I am getting back on the eating plan as of right now. I will take my measurements in a couple days when my gut has settled down. I may do some light cardio tomorrow and then the next day re-do today’s workout, then light cardio, then 3 days off to enjoy my family.
The eating “way of life” makes a huge difference on this workout plan. You have to change your eating to see great results. Not only should you see results, but you should feel better as well from clean eating.
Tighter-in-10-Days is a great program that I highly recommend. I’m happy for everyone who has experienced changes and results from this program. Cheers to you!
Day 9, second to the last workout done! Today was tough, I didn’t workout until 4:30 when I normally workout by noon. I’ve been going non-stop all day the last two days working around my place so I’m a bit tired.
My quads were killing me during the curtsey lunges, I don’t think I warmed up enough before beginning the workout. Lesson to be learned. Somehow the 10lb weights disappeared from the gym between yesterday morning and this afternoon. I didn’t have any of the weights I normally use so the workout was a little harder, I had to use heavier weights, which was ok.
Still don’t feel great today. I ate pretty well. The only thing I think it could be was that I had a gluten free tortilla with breakfast and my body had not fully recovered from yesterday (it can take 2-3 days for me to recover from an episode) so I probably reacted to the that.
Tomorrow is the last day, I can’t believe it!
Day 10, bring it on!!