5 Day Slim Down: Day 3 Quick Recap

Hello again! AsImage promised, I’m reporting day 3 of my 5 Day Slim Down experience. It’s been very difficult to do the slim down fully due to my hectic work schedule, but it will be nice to have tomorrow and Monday to myself (woohoo for days off!)

I’m going to go straight into the break down of today and keep it short and sweet ;)

– Woke up, had my bombshell spell (of course)

– Did HIIT the Beach with Karena and Katrina ;)

– Meal 1 was “Sweet and Cool” from the Bikini Edition of the TIU plan – I thought that the combination of Greek yogurt, pineapple and mint was weird, but then I tried it and was pleasantly surprised at how fresh and clean it tasted! I also added ground flaxseed into the mix too.

– One-piece was 1 cup grapes

– Tankini was Hibiscus Kombucha (only 1/2 bottle)

– Dinner was the “Spicy Mustard Wrap” with Gardein’s Crispy Tenders, plus 1 cup cherries and some more Kombucha (I ate a lot more due to low glucose)

– After work, my blood sugar was low (again!) so I had to be resourceful and eat my Lemon Zest Lunabar and some cantaloupe I packed. As if you haven’t noticed, sometimes my glucose levels complicate meals, but I try to keep it as clean as possible, even if I have to eat a little more than I’d like to ;)

I’m about to have a small bite to eat with my boyfriend and watch a movie, so I will see you all tomorrow! In the meanwhile, I am drafting a post for my fellow TIU sisters regarding the eating habit changes I have made since I joined the community, but also the changes my boyfriend has made to support me. I hope that by mentioning the changes my boyfriend has been willing to make, that it’ll make it easier for other couples to transition to healthier eating!

– Emily

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5 Day Slim Down: Day 2 and the Bottle of Kombucha Incident

Image Happy Saturday ladies!

I was extremely busy yesterday evening, so I decided to recap my day 2 of the 5DSD today (which is day 3).

I also wanted to express how amazed I am at the 5DSD – I’ve already dropped at least 2 pounds. Call me crazy, but I seriously already lost that much :O

What’s even more awesome about it is that these are my “plateau pounds,” which means they’ve been really tough to lose through regular maintenance on the Tone It Up plan.

Here is yesterday’s breakdown with detail:

– Woke up and had the bombshell spell (best part of the morning)

– Tried a Crossfit WOD (workout of the day; see image below) via The Blonde Ponytail for my booty call work out (thank you Laura Sacco for posting this on Twitter! <3)

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– Had my meal 1 of the “Banana Split” only this time I did 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup blueberries and 1 teaspoon carob chips – I wanted a little more food/energy post-workout because I was wiped!

Image– I was supposed to have my “tankini” after breakfast of Kombucha, but instead I swapped it out for a “one piece” of 1 cup green grapes due to low blood sugar

– Around 2:40pm I was prepping to have the remainder of my Trilogy Kombucha for my “tankini.” As I was walking into work my lunch bag fell out of my hands, causing my Kombucha bottle to break ;( I was definitely looking forward to my Kombucha, and I specifically planned to have some before work so my stomach would be nice and full. Good thing I had a Kashi granola bar on hand :)

– My “bikini wrap” was a hodge-podge kale salad I threw together of onion, tomato, 1/2 avocado, red wine vinegar, chives, chicken, and peppers. I also had green tea with strawberries with the “bikini wrap” meal.

– Once work ended I finished the day off with an apple for my evening “one piece”

See you gals later tonight with a recap of today (day 3)!

– Emily