Monday: Cardio Fix
Tuesday: Upper Fix
Wednesday: Lower Fix and 3.5 mile walk
Thursday: Pilates Fix
Friday: Cardio Fix
Saturday: Dirty 30
Sunday: Yoga Fix and 7.1 mile run (12:34 min/mi avg pace)
Because we are going to be spending a few days in December in swimwear, Jonathan and I decided to do a round of 21 Day Fix beforehand. This, of course, is my second time doing it, but it is his first. There’s definitely been new challenges and stuff that’s been easier when involving a second person in this madness!
I was planning on taking most of the week off from running anyway, since I was trying to get that pain in my left calf to go away. That worked out well since I was incredibly sore from all the 21 Day Fix workouts for most of the week.
As far as menu planning goes, it wasn’t too terrible. We did planning and a lot of cooking on Sunday before we started. Since we somehow fell into the same calorie bracket (which was weird to both of us), we were mostly eating the same things throughout the week with just a few differences based on our individual likes and dislikes: I was drinking Shakeology with spinach every morning while he ate egg veggie muffins. He ate black beans whenever I ate black-eyed peas. He ate blueberries, and I ate grapes. We let him eat a couple little extras here and there, like some almonds as a snack in the afternoon, just to give him a few extra calories but not enough to be in the next bracket.
That was our meal plan for the week. Friday looks questionable because we weren’t sure where we would be eating out for lunch with our respective coworkers. I ended up having a small sirloin with zucchini and broccoli at Ruby Tuesday’s. My coworkers got to hear me contemplate things like, “Does this look like one or two cups of veggies to you?”
It was definitely easier having Jonathan doing the program with me this time since we could help motivate each other and spend time together doing the workouts. It was also super helpful to have an additional chef in the kitchen on meal prep day!
Things are looking good so far… I’m already down 6 pounds! (I may have weighed in initially right after stuffing myself with dinner…)
However, my one run this week did not go so well. I don’t know if it’s due to the restricted amount of calories/carbs I’ve been consuming, but I started feeling weak five miles into what I hoped to be a 12-13 miler, and I had to stop completely at mile seven and practically crawl my way down the greenway. I was seriously iffy on if I’d even be able to make it the two miles back to my car. After I got home and ate, I felt mostly fine, so I’m guessing that’s what it was. I will make sure to not follow the diet the day before the half!!
On a better note, my calf didn’t bother me at all on the run. It was a little sore the next morning, but not too bad.