Grilled Italian Chicken with shaved fresh Parmesan & fresh basil on 100% Whole Wheat Toast (420 Calories)
If you’re anything like me, music will push your workout to the next level. In a single week, I pushed myself faster and farther in both cardio and strength training. Here’s a few of the tracks that I’m loving right now. I don’t usually listen to Country on the treadmill, but wowza, the new Clare Dunn is killer. Click the link to preview/buy them on iTunes.
This Is How We Do (feat. Riff Raff) – Single – Katy Perry
Bang Bang – Single – Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
Timber (feat. Ke$ha) – Global Warming: Meltdown (Deluxe Version)
Cowboy Side of You – Cowboy Side of You – Single
Black and Yellow – Rolling Papers (Deluxe Version)
All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross) – All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross) – Single
Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton) – The Heist (Deluxe Edition)
We Can’t Stop – Bangerz (Deluxe Version)
Consistency, Passion and the luxury of a schedule change have been on my side this week. My first full week back at the gym and clean eating and I’m already seeing some great results. I may seem a bit obsessive about workouts, eating, journaling and more, but it’s what is keeping me going.
I started the week late for a session, no diary written down and just a mess. I had the desire, but apparently not the organization. After 6 pages of “this is not how you succeed” in text messeges from my trainer, and a rearrangement of my schedule I was finally set up for success. Now it was totally in my court.
I weighed in on Monday and by my Thursday session, I weighed in at a 2.6 lb loss. This is great, now just to keep it off, if not make that number larger for a full week weigh-in this monday. I’m still arguing with my trainer about coffee with creamer and the carbs that follow suit. Still sippin’ my joe. but looking for a good creamer alternative.
My iPhone 4s took a total dump when I updated to ios 8.0..which i think in the long run became a blessing in disguise. The iPhone 6 with My Fitness Pal is the best ever. I really like this app. It connects with my trainer and other friends that use it Plus, the camera on the iPhone 6 is the bomb dot com. You can quote me on that.
Not so much.
I made the call.
It was a sunny day. A Friday. I was driving with the windows down, the radio up and a strange feeling of ambition.
Sitting at a stoplight, I picked up my phone and dialed.
It rang. Three times it rang.
“Hey Brook!” Ben, my trainer, answered with a smile.
I took a deep breath, let all the pride, anger, hurt and self-loathing free. I was ready to admit it.
“I need help.”
And so a new journey begins….