Being on week two, I can definitely feel myself becoming stronger - both in muscle and cardio. I can keep going all the way of each interval until the next rest break, and I can definitely feel my muscles getting stronger. However, I can also feel myself being more tired than usual. I think I will start to include more protein into my diet to help boost my energy as well as more sleep, which I think I am lacking. I ended up missing two days due to an injury, so that kind of sucked (being in the first week as well!). But I am determined that the next 7 weeks will go smooth.
ChangesI am also beginning to see changes, even after two weeks. I have lost two pounds so far and have definitely noticed some extra "space" in my pants and a getting-there flatter tummy. Because I work long days and my drive to work and back is a not-so-fun hour each way, the best time for me to work out is during my evenings. This way after dinner I am packed with energy and ready to go. It's also a great time for me since I can just shower and plop into bed!
FoodI am not really following the Insanity nutrition program - it consists of a very high protein and fibre diet. However, I am trying to intake more protein and fibre with both my meals and my smoothies. I have also been cutting sugar and sweets out of my diet (although I had a slice of cake this past weekend!). The guide also states to eat five meals a day, all of the same calorie count. I oftentimes don't get hungry to eat the two extra meals between my breakfast, lunch and dinner. Instead I opt for Greek yogurt, apples with peanut butter, nuts, or fruits. This way I am not starving myself before lunch or dinner and I am keeping up my food intake. I still have sweet cravings, but I satisfy them with either vanilla Greek yogurt or make a smoothie. I have really been into smoothies and shakes ever since I started my workout program, and am making one every day. I try to mix veggies with fruits for a sweet drink. I will share some of the recipes I have been experimenting recently with you all in the upcoming days!
Catch up on my previous update:
I will give you all a third week update next week! Have a great weekend!