Hey! Remember me? I tend to disappear sometimes, but I’m back again
I can’t believe one year has already passed since I started this little blog. It has turned into much more than I could have ever expected and I can’t wait to see what the next year holds!
So since it’s been a
little while few weeks since I last posted, I think an update is in order.
There are only 4 days left until my cruise!!! I can’t contain my excitement I’ve been working really hard in terms of training and keeping my eating clean– and I’ve also been getting a lot of questions about what I’m doing. So here goes…
I’ve been following the schedule for Asylum Volume 2 for the past 3 1/2 weeks. At this point, I only have two workouts left! Since this program focuses a lot on lifting (it’s more of a high rep/fast pace program) and agility work, I’ve been supplementing it with additional cardio. On the days that are more strength focused for Asylum, I’ll do a fasted cardio workout in the morning– this has typically been TurboFire HIIT workouts, or sprint intervals on the treadmill. These last couple of weeks, however, I’ve been doubling up every day. It’s a lot of work, but I make it a priority!
As far as my diet goes, it’s been pretty clean 90% of the time. During the week I don’t eat any starchy carbs (oats, rice, potatoes, etc) and get my carb sources from fruits and veggies instead. Whenever I eat fruit, it’s either before or after my workouts to ensure that the energy I get from them is being used right away I’ll use the weekends to really carb up with more starches and fuel my body for the week ahead. My proteins have still been vegetarian– I’m eating a lot of eggs and tuna. Peanut butter has really been my only source of fat… and believe me when I say I’m eating enough of that. Overall, I feel great!
In terms of progress, I couldn’t be happier. When I started Asylum back in August, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I never lifted weights and my body was definitely not expecting what I was putting it through. I started 9 months ago using 5 lb weights. This week, I’m up to 15 lbs. It has been the hardest week, no doubt. But more importantly, it has been the most fulfilling. I can’t wait to finish this month out stronger than ever, and hopefully look better than ever on my trip