And MAN could I feel a difference! Especially in my lower abs. Which is where i want some more toning.
By the end, I was sore, but not cripled. I gotta be honest, if I wasn’t already working out I don’t know if I could do the whole class without stopping. But I do encourage all levels of experience to try it out! There was another newbie there too! She did great! I’m not into classes where I am so utterly exhausted I can’t even think straight. Which has happened a couple times. Like that boxing class I took somewhere else, where I could only do 45 minutes of the 2 hours. And I had to sit in the car and wait to stop throwing up and for my hands to stop shaking. Which was my own fault. After not working out for awhile, I thought it would be totally fine to jump back in again. I.Was.Wrong.
I pushed myself hard in last nights class, I’ve really been putting my food under surveillance. HUGE difference. I haven’t been able to tell how my food choices affect my workouts. After experimenting, I found out how and what to eat to make me perform at my best.
9am – greek yogurt with granola and coffee.
12pm – Salad, 1tbsp of dressing, carb (pasta on top/pita bread/OR a can of lentil soup)
2pm – fruit (usually grapes) and a cheese stick/ or pretzels OR veggies and hummus
4pm – Odwalla bar/ Clif bar (something of an energy bar, around 230 cals)
60-80oz of water throughout the day BEFORE I work out.
Workout any time between 6pm-9pm depending on the day
I’ve been trying not to eat a big dinner when I come home between 8-9:30, or some sort of small portion of meat + veggie. Minimal on the carbs. Protein shakes have been SUCH a great alternative! I’m not counting calories, but I’m positive it’s under 2000 for the day. I have FINALLY lost 3 more pounds. Took awhile. I’ve been yo-yoing for months now. Lose 10 gain 12, lose 15 gain 10. Just caused from me not eating healthy consistently. Those weekend fun-times sure do catch up! Do I regret it? Heck no!
I’m actually very comfortable with my diet and workout schedule! I’ve been flexing my ‘resisting temptation’ muscle a lot. And sure enough, it’s getting much easier! I’m not hungry during class, and I certainly stopped throwing up during class. Sorry if that’s TMI for you, but finding the right fueling schedule is very important to me, especially when I keep making myself sick.
I’m no longer consumed by counting calories, making sure my meals are planned out makes life way easier. My days aren’t spent on calorie-count.com making sure I have the right percentages of fat to carb to protein ratio. On the weekends I’m a little more lax. Not planned, just moderation.
The next morning: My bum is SO sore! My arms and thighs too. I have TKD tonight, with all those high kicks and kicking drills I hope I can make it. Abs are OK, even though I’m fluffy in that area, it take a LOT for my abs to hurt (thank you kickboxing!).
So, Avalon Fitness in Charlestown is 100% Dez approved. I love love love it and it is exactly what I was looking for!