Day 4: TIU 7 Day Slim Down

Day 4 was tough.  In order to get my AM cardio in, I had to get up at 4a so I can get to the gym and back before my hubby went to work. If I hadn’t put the alarm on the other side of the room, I wouldn’t have gotten up. Needless to say, I had very little energy when I got to the gym.  I did the Weight Loss Program on the Elliptical for 30 min. Worked up a good sweat and felt awake by the end of it… but still tired. I got back and the hubby left for work.

Since today was also Gio’s first day of school as a first grader, I decided that I shouldn’t look like a hot,  sweaty mess when I dropped him off. So I showered and got ready, put makeup on and everything. I walked with both the boys to drop Gio off and walked back home with Seppe. I was very hungry when I got home and was very happy to make the Slim Down Scramble.

I wound up getting a head ache after breakfast. I think it’s a combination of lack of sleep and low blood sugar. This is the longest I’ve gone with so few carbs. I was happy when it was time for Meal 2 (Grapefruit of Stevia). I felt a lot better after having that snack. I also took a power nap and when I woke up my head ache was gone. It didn’t come back for the rest of the day. But I made sure that I kept myself hydrated and kept to my meal schedule.

Lunch was the same as yesterday except I used strawberries instead of Mangos. There is just something about summer time that makes me want to add fruit to all my salads.  Snack was a Slim Down Smoothie. Very yummy but I love the Protein Shake for the slim down so much more. Dinner was Salmon and Broccoli.

Today I worked out my abs. I did 3 different TIU Ab workouts from their YouTube Channel:

Flatten Abs with 5 Moves Full Body Workout –  

10 reps of each X 3 sets

Fitness Model Workout (for Abs) –

10-15 reps of each X 3 Sets (I held the plank position for 45 seconds each set and did the Side Plank Crunches)

Itty Bitty Bikini Workout – 

10 reps of each X 3 sets

For cardio I did my 3 mile run. It was at a slower pace because my legs were tired from the workouts above. I didn’t realize how tired they were until I got back from my run when they felt so weak. My abs are pretty sore too.

It felt harder to resist eating other foods today.  I miss my Larabars and Kind bars. And my Zico coconut water. I did take a piece of teriyaki chicken that the boys got to enjoy – I only had one piece though. I know that there are only a few more days left and I hope that I can stick to it.  It is definitely getting hard for me. Going to keep pushing myself though. At least I don’t have to be up at 4a tomorrow :-)

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