Even though it has only been a couple of days since starting LiveFit, it’s been great so far. Phase one, which consists of four weeks, is all about building muscle. There’s no cardio in this phase, and there’s a ton of eating. I’m still working on getting in all of my meals, which wasn’t the case yesterday because I woke up pretty late. Since classes start today, my days will be longer, and I won’t have any excuses not to get all six meals in every day!
Phase one of LiveFit has a pretty standard bodybuilding diet:
Meal 1: egg whites, starch, veggies
Meal 2: protein, veggies
Meal 3: protein, starch, veggies
Meal 4: protein, veggies
Meal 5: protein, starch, veggies
Meal 6: egg whites, veggies
PWO: protein shake, 1/2 banana
I’ll be following this template for the most part, with a few tiny adjustments here and there. Now that I’m looking at my meals from yesterday, it doesn’t look all that different from what I usually post for WIAW. I guess I’m just focusing on upping my protein intake and making sure I don’t skip any meals. I’ll stop babbling now, so we can move on to yesterday’s eats!
Meal 1: 1/2 cup egg whites, 1 organic cage-free egg, 1/2 oats with 1 tbsp of flax meal, stevia, and cinnamon
PWO/meal 2 (these are technically supposed to be separate, but I considered them the same yesterday ): RTN protein with unsweetened almond milk
Meal 3: 5 oz extra lean ground turkey, 2 slices Ezekiel toast, sautéed spinach
Meal 4: 5 oz extra lean ground turkey with lots of HOT sauce, 3/4 cup cooked barley, roasted broccoli
I cooked the barley using my new BABY rice cooker that I got for Christmas. I had to put my shaker next to it, so you can see how small it really is. How cute is that?!
Meal 5: my usual “Pad Thai” made with 5 oz turkey, onion, and a boatload of broccoli slaw
One way I’ve stayed on track with eating every three hours is by setting my alarm. It sounds crazy, but I definitely would’ve forgotten to eat a few times if my alarm didn’t go off! Whatever works, right?! Grow, muscles, grow!
I’m off to hit the gym for some back and biceps. Eat clean, train dirty!!!
Question of the day:
Do you like condiments with your food?
I love condiments! When I saw that I was out of ketchup AND salsa this morning, I immediately became unexcited to eat breakfast. I had to make a trip to Trader Joe’s last night to get both of these items for this morning’s eggs! 100x better!