This morning I began my fifth day of clean eating and working out--following Jackie Warner's workout and eating plan.
I received my copy of her book last Wednesday and read through most of it that night. I immediately began taking notes and made a grocery list for meal planning. Last Monday, I began my 20 minute interval intensity cardio on the treadmill. I have the workouts typed and taped to our treadmill and elliptical so I can vary my workout. I will be using kettlebells for cardio/weight routines too. More on that later.
As soon as I finished the first workout, I was both energized and wiped out. I also discovered during that workout, I became driven and focused on the hard work ahead of me. It is a great feeling! Much better than feeling out of shape, sluggish and unmotivated. I can attest to the endorphins that exercise generates!
Today, I went grocery shopping and now our kitchen is full of foods that make up "clean eating". I have lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grain cereal, bread, bagels and eggs, chicken breasts, and lean meat. I hard boiled some eggs to have for breakfast and snacks, squeezed some lemons for juice to add to my water. I bought some decaf green tea and herbal fruit tea to drink in the evenings to avoid that urge to snack.
I already feel better eating clean and working out again!