Week 5 Low Carb Day 1 - the workout
Speed Burst - I chose to take a Bodystep class again because I can get high intensity, intervals, and all the leg exercises like squats, lunges, step ups, and all kinds of jumps. Since there are typically 12 tracks in a class, the warm-up and cool-down are included. This class kicked my butt. Literally. I could feel myself struggling through some of the peak tracks, but later in the day I completely fell off the struggle bus and landed in bed. I think I was just dehydrated, but I felt like garbage.
Low Carb Day 1 - the meals
broke fast around noon - 3 scrambled eggs with ham, 2 PB&J rice cakes
lunch - leftover Italian chicken breast and greens beans
dinner - leftover Italian chicken breast and greens beans
snacks - handful of peanuts and half a protein bar
Low carb day 2 - the workout
Warm up - I walked about 10 minutes to the beach
Speed Burst - I chose sprint intervals for a private little Track Party-like workout. The workout was sprint at 100% effort for 20 seconds (about 100 meters) and recover for 40 (I walk around for this) seconds. Repeat 18 times. I was worried that it was going to rain, but it only sprinkled a little in the beginning. I can tell that my endurance has improved from the first set of sprints, because I didn't start to feel the leg wobble until the last 4 or 5 sprints.
AB circuit - I totally meant to do this when I got back to the apartment, but I completely forgot until now as I write this post. I was supposed to do: russian twists, bicycles, crunches and leg lifts. To my credit, I did most of these or similar in Bodystep. So I can say that I did them early, haha!
LISS - Walked home up the hill ---> kept my heart rate in the fat burning zone.
Low carb day 2 - the meals
broke fast at 11:00 - 3 scrambled eggs with ham, 2 PB&J rice cakes
lunch - wasn't hungry today and I had a little getting ready for vacation fun at the nail salon 👇🏻
|PS - wearing my Oofos to the salon = happy legs|
dinner - leftover Italian chicken breast, green beans and salad
snack - mini chocolate bar, celery and hummus
Have you ever experienced post-workout dehydration symptoms?