Des Moines Parent FXB Challenge: Week Two

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Week two is in the books! I am getting into a better routine with nutrition and with exercising. I am still definitely sore.

Highlights for this week:

  • I missed Monday’s kickboxing workout 🙁 Due to the ice storm and poor planning on my part. This also was a great example of why I need to workout first thing in the morning. Just get it DONE!
  • I increased my intake calories. Remember last week I mentioned I was getting headaches toward mid-week and was feeling sluggish? Well, I am sure part of the reason was due to cutting sugar, but I also was eating way too little! I was ecstatic when my coach helped me figure this out. This week I have felt much better, energy wise.

Nutrition

I had plenty of time on Monday to meal prep, due to the ice storm. This week I prepped some Protein Balls and the ingredients for Sweet Potato Nachos. I roasted my sweet potato wedges, rinsed and chopped my veggies and beans. I then places them all into separate containers. This was perfect for me to grab the ingredients quickly and throw together the recipe for lunch or dinner. I also loved how the ingredients were used for the kids too. Monte and Amelia enjoyed some sweet potato wedges and black beans/corn as a side for their dinners too.

The Protein Balls were a hit and I probably ate way too many. My husband and the kids loved them too. A friend of mine who does Farrell’s at a different location, gave me the recipe and I changed/added a few things. Here is the recipe for you to try!

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Forti-flax
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1/4 cup mini M&M’s and/or mini chocolate chips (Optional! These were more to entice the children)

Getting my water in has been a struggle. I try to drink at least 20 ounces before I drink my coffee in the morning. I tend to sip on my coffee ALL. MORNING. by the time lunch/early afternoon arrives I am way behind and can totally feel it. How do you make sure you are drinking enough water? I would love to hear your ideas!

Another nutrition struggle … CARBS! Healthy carbs (I could eat baked goods for days). Anyone have great suggestions to get those healthy carbs in? I am all ears!

Fitness

Like I mentioned above, I missed Monday’s kickboxing class. I did NOT let that screw up my day though. I knew since I had missed class that day, I wanted to be in check with my nutrition for sure. Life happens.

This week we began doing 3 sets with bands. Whoa! FEEL THE BURN! 🙂 One set is slow, then fast, then slow again. Pretty sure I have not been able to feel my limbs all week, but it’s a good thing!

Level 10. This is a common phrase or term that is used a lot at FXB and I love it. The coaches and instructors remind us to work to “our level 10″ and this is different for each individual. Each person is at a different level. As long as you are working at your “level 10” then you are getting in the best workout. Let me remind you that, don’t use this as an excuse in thinking “oh I can’t do those extra 5 push-ups because I am at my level 10”. You still try! If you cheat yourself out of a level 10 workout, then you will not see results.

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BRING ON WEEK THREE!!

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