Week 1 and Start of week 2

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. 🙂

Tracy’s Thoughts: Pre 8ww Program

DumbellsI am excited about getting more toned in the workouts. I’m not too worried about losing
weight, so I want to look like I did ten years ago in college: toned and in shape. I know
my strength is going to increase as well. I am excited to build up muscle to increase my
metabolism, which in turn burns more fat. My challenge is going to be finding time to do
everything that 8WW has to offer. Balancing work, workouts, planning meals, family
time and leisure will be a great learning experience, and I can see how that will help me
continue to develop a wellness lifestyle.