Well, it’s been an interesting start to this journey of 8 weeks to wellness. On the diet and nutrition front, there have been challenges. Cutting out fruit and bread was something I’ve missed, adding in more protein was a bit unusual, as I don’t eat meat on a daily basis. I felt like I was consuming more calories than normal. I usually consume around 1400 calories per day and adding on the ultrameal shakes I was adding about 150 calories onto what was a fairly normal diet to myself. When I weighed myself on friday morning I had gained 1 pound! After I discussed this with one of the clinic’s personal trainers; he said I needed to split the amount of ultrameal I was consuming in a day by half. Within three days I was back to my orginal starting weight.
As far as the weight training and cardio; I have really enjoyed the routine and phases we have began with. It has been challenging but well worth the soreness I endured in the first week. The only struggle I have really had is fitting a third cardio session into my week. Saturdays and Sundays aren’t any problem since have always excercised on those days, but finding time during the week has been a difficulty. Next week I plan to make it a priority. 🙂