Monday, June 5, 2017

Run, HIIT, Run

My morning workout was tough.

Whether it was the 85 degrees or the fact that I tried a juice cleanse for the first time yesterday, I don't know. It was hard, but I got through it.

Week 2 - Low Carb day 1 - the workout

Shoes, shorts, tank, water bottle

Run - Last week I did the 7 Up 7 Down speed bursts, but I don't think my knee liked it very much. Today I choose to modify the sprint workout to do my intervals: run/walk. Really I just ran until there was a steep downhill, then I walked. I ran about a mile to a spot to do the next part of the workout.

HIIT - This body weight circuit was the same as last week, but it felt harder. I'm guessing part of that was because I was doing it outside in the heat. It just seemed silly to go into the fitness center when I didn't need any of the machines. It was a struggle to get through just about every exercise and I only did 2 out of 3 rounds again.

Run - After a quick bathroom break, I ran a mile back to the apartment. It was hard. I didn't even run up the big hill and it was still hard. There were a lot of walk breaks in that mile, but it felt so good to finish.

Low Carb day - the meals

Broke fast at 11:00 - 3 scrambled eggs and pb&j rice cake

Lunch - 4 turkey rollups ---> could have eaten more calories here, but wasn't hungry

Dinner - Italian chicken breast, green beans, and salad

Snack - 2 pb&j rice cakes

I'm still struggling to eat all the calories on low carb days. I honestly thought I would be ravenous today after doing the juice cleanse yesterday, but I wasn't. I didn't even wake up hungry. Today I had over 700 calories leftover. My coach says I will gradually start eating more food, so I will trust the process.

Do you eat more or less when you are following a training plan?


  1. I eat way more when I'm training for something! I don't think I could do a juice cleanse or anything special during training. A gal's gotta eat!

    1. I would have thought that too, but I guess some one day cleanses offer the appropriate calories, so people training can still do them. I like and need my food too ;)

  2. I eat way more when I train and it worries me at times! Please may I ask what rice cakes are? Never come across these before.

    1. Oh wow, really? Rice cakes are low calorie snacks made with rice and usually baked into a round shape. Here's link to a popular US brand but they also come in many flavors nowadays. My favorite are apple cinnamon with pb&j on top, but I can't find them in Hong Kong.

  3. Great job AmyC! I love rice cakes. My friends baby is always pinching mine when I have them out on the bench.

    1. That just reminded me that I once found my favorite flavor (apple cinnamon) in the baby snacks isle! Smart baby ;)


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