I love mornings! Like I mentioned yesterday, 2 of the big lessons I learned during my fast were that I need to sleep more & drink more water. I started the day with both. #winning
I didn’t set my alarm and woke up around 5:15am feeling rested.
Instead of rushing to the coffee maker, I drank two large glasses of water.
While both of those are little things, starting the day with intentional self care feels great!
This is a slightly chaotic week with work & personal responsibilities and I’m avoiding overwhelm by identifying the most important things that need to get done each day and tackling them within the first 2 hours of my day.
Today’s workout should be a good one.
25 Kettlebell Swings (53/35#)
20 Kettlebell Swings (53/35#)
15 Kettlebell Swings (53/35#)
10 Kettlebell Swings (53/35#)
5 Kettlebell Swings (53/35#)
I gave this workout my absolute best effort and was pretty wasted when it was done! I didn’t break once during the workout & that was my goal. Steady, intense, focused movement from start to finish.
I’ve heard many times that one of the keys to the KB swing is squeezing your glutes, but today I heard a new-to-me coaching cue: drive your quads down towards your knees. Basically, in addition to firing my glutes, I made a conscious effort to tightly contract my quads on the pull, imagining them pushing down towards my knees. I think it’ll be a helpful tip for me moving forward.
I’m feeling pretty tired this afternoon (post lunch & workout) so I’m going to make sure to be in bed early tonight! I’m really working hard to listen to my body and give it what it needs. Today it needs more sleep!
On the food front:
I’m still easing back into food after my week long fast so I’ll be sticking to coffee & water until after my workout.
After the workout I was feeling good & hungry and made a massive salad including:
- shredded red & green cabbage
- shredded carrots
- 2 hard boiled eggs
I mixed it all up and enjoyed the heck out of it!
My sister is coming over to hang out tonight and since lunch was so huge, I’m going to keep dinner light and make up yesterday’s “shamrock shake” to share with her for dinner.
Random side note before we call it quits for the day – registration for the Spring Fat Loss Fast Track is now open and if you want to know more about it, hop on a live webinar with me this coming Thursday night, March 23rd at 8pm. Click here to register.