I joined the challenge with the hopes of getting stronger and figuring out what to put in my body that doesn't cause me to get sick. Right now...I am a cardio/yoga only girl who eats the exact same thing everyday because I know it won't cause my stomach to get angry.
Here's a typical week pre Get Fit Challenge.
Wake up: Do the coffee shuffle straight to the Keurig.
Get to work: Make oatmeal and eat it with yogurt, 1/2 a banana, and a tbsp of PB. More coffee...
Lunch: Turkey sandwich, apple, string cheese.
Snack: Protein bar...more coffee.
Dinner: Piece of protein (I do vary this!) some veggie
Snack: Oatbran w/ yogurt.
You may think I'm kidding but I am a creature of habit and don't typically vary my day.
Walk the dog for 30 minutes in the AM, 1 hour of Zumba 1 day, 1 hour of yoga the next.
I want to experience new things and challenge myself. I would be a fool not to take advantage of all the resources that have so graciously been given to me for the next three months.
So what have I done in the first week?
I have still been eating the same thing but yesterday I picked up my order from RelayFoods. I ordered the 1/2 share of the Virginia Bounty because it had a great mix of different veggies (kale, potatoes, onions, etc), apples, and some fresh spices. There were also surprise kale eggs in the bunch. What I am going to do with those....I have not decided. Now I have the resources to create some new recipes and try out different foods. If you haven't checked out RelayFoods you need to. You can grocery shop online and pick it up at a Richmond pickup station near you Monday-Saturday. I work 30 minutes away from home and it's a huge convenience and time saver!
1. I went to hot yoga. Yes, I have been practicing yoga for about 3 years...but this was different. The folks at Hot House Yoga were awesome! They showed me around, helped me get all the props I needed, and gave me a great pep talk after the class. I regretted to bring a change of clothes. That was a stinky mistake that will not be made again.
2. I went to CrossFit. Now this one was outside of the box. I was scared. I mean, I was terrified. I have never done strength training. The Elements class broke down the moves and then we did the 10 minute W.O.D. I am in pain today, but it's happy pain because I know I worked hard.
I'm proud of myself and proud of all the other challengers. This is going to be a great 3 months!