One week – Keto

3 pounds down! Wait, that’s it? THREE POUNDS? Okay, I’m not trying to sound ungrateful here, but I have been obsessing myself over all these low carb stories of people losing from 10 to 14 pounds the very first week they start Keto. Here I am, sitting here holding my down 3 pounds sign…

Re – thinking my choices of change of diet? Nah, but I can’t lie to you that I do think it often, but you can’t just quit.

Okay, its a success, and I will take it. I took my weekly pictures, and this time I just started measuring my waist which is something important to me. And I did my weekly weigh in. I am happy with my results. Will I post these pictures and numbers? Maybe. I just haven’t got the feeling to do it yet.

I’ve become quite the grill master since chicken and beef have been on my list.

How do I feel you ask? Eh, well I feel like my guy should write a post on here too…I’ve went through a lot of moods, mostly irritable moods, and I just started with the foggy brain and headaches from lack of carbs. I started exercising Wednesday – and I went very light. I ran half of what I usually run and I lift more than half of the weight that I usually do. It was a great success but I am very aware of the toll it took on my body. When you are doing low carb, moderate protein and high fat, you have to be aware of how much you are lifting- cause your body needs protein to lift and help repair the muscles. So it’s very important you are logging your food – and counting your macros of what you are doing. Listen to your body and follow it. When you feel like you need to rest, just rest. Diet is so important when fueling the body and when you drastically change a diet like this- you have to pay attention to everything you are doing.

If you are doing Keto diet, what are you doing for exercise? I’ll be posting my routine here soon, marking my top weight and my run.

 

 

Slowly but surely

I’m focusing on getting my energy back. Focusing on getting my momentum going. When you’re a Mother, and work full time – things get hard, very hard. Hard does not mean you can’t do it, just means you have to find your own way to get through.

Here I am 7 months pregnant doing my favorite workout – overhead squat.

 

Train smarter, not harder is my goal. I have to give myself a certain amount of time before work, before Xander gets up for the day, before the world starts. Before, I had all the time in the world, now my time is even more valuable. I’ve been working on my push/pull method of lifting weights alternating days and incorporating high intensity cardio every other day. I focus on lifting heavier than normal with the rest days given.

My workout goes as this:

Monday-Wednesday-Friday

  • Deadlift
  • Bench
  • Squat
  • Olympic Ring Pull up

Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday

  • HIIT Cardio 30 – 45 min

Now I can workout all day- its not a problem, but remember – you can never out work a bad diet. I’m focusing on low healthy carbs with a cheat meal given on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Water is SO important. I can’t stress that enough. I try my best and everything to drink as much water as I can.

Working out is my favorite past time- it gives me peace and completely clears my mind

Consistency is key. Even if it isn’t routine, I learned that consistency is what keeps you going. There are some days I can’t work out early in the AM (because my son was up all night) so I’ll workout in the evening. You make time for what’s most important to you.

It was a good weightlifting day, lifting early in the AM (fasted) is very different from lifting in the evening after having some food. I’ve kept my log up so I know where I am at and how much I will improve in lifting.

Thanks for stopping by – do you have a fitness plan/diet you would like to share?