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Weekly Sunday Runday! :D

My friends and I have started a Thing! We all get together on Sunday evenings at the lake and do a workout! Collin has dubbed it Sunday Runday! Runday is kind of a misnomer since we only run a mile and do a HIIT workout, but it sounds good haha.

Today’s workout:

Run 1/2 mile
7 rounds of:

Run 1/2 mile

I’m already planning next week! :D

Week 2 of Keto: Weigh-in and update!

Meant to post this yesterday but I was exhausted from work so today it is!

Weigh in: -1 pound this week! For -10 pounds total!

Not nearly as much as the first week but I expected a plateau after losing so much at first. I’ve also considered the idea that because myfitnesspal didn’t update my caloric needs until yesterday (at which point I finally lost 10 pounds), that might’ve slowed me down.

I’ve been in Ketosis non-stop, and I feel great. Sometimes I’ll get a headache if I don’t eat enough fat but that’s nothing a fat bomb can’t fix. No complaints overall, in fact me and my roommate are thinking of doing this for longer than the planned month! We’ll see! :)

jenbeezawwwzome asked: Can you give me an idea of what you eat in keto? Like what did you eat today? It just seems impossible to eat that much fat without slurping olive oil

That was my concern too, but it’s actually a ton easier than I thought it would be. Pre-workout I aim for about 141g fat and I’m usually able to hit it.

My intake looked like this (I’d worked out so I was aiming for 187g fat):
Breakfast:
2 eggs, fried in 1 Tbs coconut oil
4 strips turkey bacon (I just personally prefer turkey, normal has more fat)
1 cup avocado (I use the Wholly Guacamole cups)
1 homemade coconut & peanut butter “fat bomb” (I’ll explain this lower)
Total: 618 calories, 54g fat

Lunch:
2 lettuce wrap 100% beef burgers (85% lean) with 2 slices provolone cheese.
1 mozzarella string cheese
1 sugar free jello (good for sweet cravings!)
Total: 640 calories, 45g fat

Dinner:
1 chicken breast stuffed with 1 Tbs cream cheese and 1 Tbs basil pesto
1/2 cup asparagus with 1/2 Tbs butter

Total: 448 calories, 26g fat

Snacks:
3 string cheese throughout the day
1 whole pickle
1 serving sugar free raspberry chocolates
1 cup bullet proof hot chocolate (1 cup almond milk, 2 tbs cocoa powder, 2 tbs butter, a few drops stevia if you wish—blended)
Total: 573 calories, 52g fat

Total for the day: 2,279 calories, 177g fat.

See I wasn’t slurping olive oil or anything! I’m just under my fat intake which is okay, it doesn’t have to be perfect. I still ended up with a 68%/27%/5% ratio and that’s good.

Basically I eat avocado daily and then just add coconut oil, butter and olive oil to my vegetables or when I’m sautéing something (the day above used a lot of butter, but usually I’m heavier on coconut oil just for personal preference). Then I use cheeses or olive oil based condiments to supplement.

If you’re having trouble getting your fat intake up fat bombsor bulletproof hot chocolate (or coffee) are a keto staple! A fat bomb is legit just coconut oil (or cream cheese or some other fat) mixed with flavors (peanut butter, cocoa powder, coconut flakes, extracts, etc), placed in cupcake tins, then chilled. It ends up tasking like dessert without the carbs, and with the same amount of fat (or more) as eating 1 tbs butter directly. Bulletproof hot chocolate is just a yummy way to eat 2tbs of butter (or some add coconut oil but I haven’t needed to); it tastes just like hot chocolate!

Eating enough fat in a delicious way is easier than it seems, I promise! :) If you need any meal ideas or help just ask, I’m more than willing to share!

Weigh in Wednesday! :)
One week of keto and I’m down NINE POUNDS!

It’s so weird to wake up every morning a pound lighter without a crazy calorie deficient. Even my roommate who is thinner than I am and didn’t workout at all this week is losing at this rate! I’m sure a lot of it is water so I’m eager to see what this next week holds!

So far eating keto has proven to be crazy easy though. I’m never hungry, can eat until I’m satiated and I just don’t want carbs or sweets at all. I love it!!

foodffs:

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Really nice recipes. Every hour.

(via beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood)

5 days in and I AM OFFICIALLY IN KETOSIS!!

And I feel great!!! :D first official weigh in is Wednesday. Things are looking good!

I survived! Talk about a good start to the morning! I’m on day 2 of keto and workouts are still going great! 

My time: 40:02
Crashed on the ride today. :/ I was trying to pull a tight turn to catch back up with Collin but wind + gravel sent me sideways and I just couldn’t clip out fast enough. Have an abrasion to my shoulder and a headache from hitting my head too. :(

And my bike has a small scratch now!! TT-TT My first thought after seeing it was that I wished I’d unclipped faster so that I could’ve taken that scratch instead. Might be a sign I love my bike too much, but I’m not sure that’s possible haha
I DID IT! 3.5 hours and 50 miles later Collin and I are finishers! :D It was definitely an experience. Considering I’d only ever ridden 23 miles prior to this, exhausted isn’t even a good enough word to explain how I feel right now. I feel like jello. A giant person shaped blob of jello. But boy is it AMAZING!
Miles 1-35 went fast, road vibrations were horrible but I kept a 16-17 mph pace and it wasn’t really hot at all. Miles 35-50 though were torture! Especially the last 20 mile stretch, it was straight, slightly uphill and into a headwind. My pace seriously dropped to 10-11 mph and I could not get enough water. At one point Collin even rode up behind me and pushed me along with his hand which is saying something considering this was his third ride in months haha. There was also a brief spattering of him trying to teach me to draft, but I’m kind hopeless at that right now. :(
I think my main problems were that my feet kept going numb and my arms were killing me, other than that it was just fatigue near the end. I’m already planning my next one! Here’s to hoping I can talk my favorite curly haired cyclist into joining me this time too! :)
Training takeaway: Log more time in the saddle
And if you don’t already have plans to do HHH next year, you should make some. ;)
fitwithoutfat:

I regret nothing.  Double chocolate fudge sundae:
1st layer -1 1/2 frozen bananas -1tbs cocoa powder -3 dates -1/4 cup almond milk -1 tsp vanilla
2nd layer -1 1/2 frozen bananas -2 tbs cocoa powder -1/4 cup almond milk -1 tbs chopped chocolate (I used a dark chocolate covered cherry)
Fudge sauce: agave + cocoa powder
Enjoy :)

Crossfit 3.1: FRAN

I lost count of all my crossfit posts (again lol), so I’m restarting the count at 3.1 (3= reboot, 1=day).

First day: FRAN oyyyy haha

Warm-up:

WOD: “Fran”

21-15-9

my time: 12:05

Considering I rode a hard 12 miles yesterday this was killing my quads, but it was fun :)

My first almost hour of riding! Our pace was actually 15mph but we didn’t pause the watch when we stopped a few times to check my friend’s tire pressure xP

Planning to pull a fast 5 tomorrow and 20 at a comfortable pace on Friday. Gonna slowly but surely work my way up to a 100k!

On the agenda today: 20 mile bike ride and Crossfit

woot! :)

I totally have a cold though.