Monday, January 4, 2010

The Shred-Day One

Why does she hate me? She doesn't even know me! Okay okay, so it wasn't
that bad. Really, during the first session of The Shred I thought I might die. Alas, I'm still here. And post, kick-butt, workout I tried out a little trick a friend told me long ago. I chugged (okay, I didn't chug, but I drank quickly) a glass of milk because I was told it replaces the Miocene that my muscles used up during the workout so I will be less sore tomorrow. I remember doing it loooong ago, you know, when I used to work out and I remember it working. Here's hoping!

I've never been a journal-er, in fact I quite dislike it. Please, oh please, don't tell my students that. I'd have no credibility! However, I have seen so many studies that show people are more successful in losing weight when they log what they eat. I'm going to give it a try.

Monday, January 4, 2010
Green tea with mandarin
Low fat plain Greek yogurt with a squirt of honey and a handful Bear Naked fruit and nut granola (yum!)
More green tea with mandarin

Morning snack-

Romaine and spinach salad with cucumbers, carrots, and balsamic vinegar dressing
One half of a ruby red grapefruit

Afternoon snack-
Fat free vanilla Greek yogurt with a squirt of honey and another handful of Bear Naked fruit and nut granola. *note, the vanilla yogurt wasn't that good and I would have rather had the plain one instead.

Post workout 'snack'-
2% milk

Chicken breast (marinated in Italian dressing--so good!)
Fresh steamed spinach
Short grain brown rice
(butter and salt on both spinach and rice--but not too much!)

I have my eye on another grapefruit.

And I drank water during the day-but not enough, I'm upping my intake tomorrow.

Okay, so I did one day. Twenty nine to go. I. CAN. DO. THIS.


  1. Wow! What a great food log! I've been logging my food, too. It makes it harder to cheat when you have to admit that you wasted 210 calories on a bag of white cheddar cheez-its (true story!). Keep up the good work!

  2. Good job! You CAN do this!! We all can:) You are super-well today too- good job!

  3. Thats awesome girl!! Keep it up

  4. You can do it!! I'm terrified of Jillian!

  5. You did great!!

    I'm checking out some of the other shredders' blogs and - sad or mean to say, not sure which - I'm sooo glad to know that others had a hard time with it too!! Makes me feel better!

    Good luck tomorrow!