Good evening sweeties,
I get many questions about my workout routines and about my ‘diet’. I don’t really like the word ‘diet’ so i’m using the word ‘lifestyle’. Because that’s what it is. In this post i’ll give you a quick look into my gym life and about my eating habits.
As you might know i work out 6 times a week, depends on my baton twirling schedule. I have one rest day in the week and i just do nothing then. Chilling on the couch in my sweatpants and my hoodie. My week schedule kinda looks like this:
I make sure i do HIIT three times a week, 20 minutes long. I do it after my workout, just as an extra boost for my fat burning progress. I mostly do hiit on the bike/home trainer on Interval level. That’s 1:20 minutes on a high level and 1:20 minutes on a rest level. I don’t really have goals. I mean i do have goals, like visable abs and a low body fat percentage but i’m not going to work extra hard to get there. I am not going to bulk for extra muscle and cut to get leaner before summer. I will get there. Maybe it will take a bit longer, but i will get there.
When i work out i try to be done in 1.5 hour. Sometimes i’m done at 1 hour, sometimes 1.5 hours. I always give everything i have in my workout. I try to lift the heaviest weights i can and i focus on my rhythm, reps and sets. I don’t lift to fast, just in a good rhythm for gaining muscle. I’ve learned that you have to be dead before you finished your sets. For example; You want to do 15 reps. Then you have to be sore and you can’t lift anymore at 12/13 reps. Then your weight is good and heavy enough! If you can finish your 15 reps easy, you can add more weight!
I don’t take long rests between reps or sets. Mostly 30 seconds. If i just added weight i take 40 seconds of rest. I always try to push my limits when i work out. I love the feeling of sore muscles at the end. After my workout or after my HIIT i really feel satisfied and i hope i can love that feeling for a long time!
I am pretty active so i eat a lot too. Love that part. I eat clean and make sure that i’m getting all the nutrition i need. Yes i eat carbs and yes i eat fats. I just it eat in the right proportions. I also eat 6 times a day. Three main meals and three snackies. I don’t eat normal bread or potatoes. I only eat normal bread when i’m at my boyfriend. At home i always eat speltbread. I replace the potatoes for rice or pasta. I eat 3 pieces of fruit a day and love veggies, nuts and rice cakes.
Breakfast is always protein oatmeal with fruits. I often sprinkle my breakfast with flax seeds, cocoa nibs or coconut flakes. If i’m going to workout after my breakfast, i replace the fruits for a protein bar for some extra protein and power. Sometimes i just treat myself with some pancakes! My first snack is a protein bar or four rice cakes with a piece of fruit.
Then it’s time for lunch which is speltbread. Two slices with peanutbutter/banana, chicken, turkey or beef. Sometimes i eat pancakes or an extra egg or something. My lunch isn’t big but it’s enough. As a pre-workout lunch i love to have two slices speltbread with peanutbutter/banana and some nuts. After my workout i always take a protein shake and a piece of fruit. If i haven’t worked out, my snackie is just some almonds and a protein shake.
Dinner is pretty boring for me. Rice, veggies and meat/fish. I love chicken and fish. So most of the times i just eat 200 grams of veggies with brown rice and chicken or fish. Sometimes i replace the rice for whole grain pasta or quinoa. I also love Spaghetti. I use slim minced meat for it. I love salads as well, so if i feel like eating a salad i’m making one! As a late night snack it’s actually always 0% fat quark. It has slow proteins in it which is good for your recover progress while sleeping. I my quark i put some muesli with raisins in it and sometimes some protein powder or some almonds.
I don’t count calories or macros. I am really afraid that i might loose my self control and get back to my anorexia level from my past. I don’t want that. That’s why i avoid scales or calorie counting. I just eat when i’m hungry and because it’s always clean, i don’t worry about anything. I have a cheat meal once a week! I don’t plan an entire day for cheating, just one meal. Most of the times that’s Saturdays dinner.
I also love baking and making nice and treaty things for breakfast, lunch or snacktime. I always post my recipes on my blog. So you can find them back whenever you want! I just like to bake things and share it with you all!
As you’ll know i’ve lost a lot of weight thanks to cardio and clean eating. My body did get so much leaner after i started to work out. I am very proud of my progress and even though i’m still in progress i love the way it’s going now. I really love my life and workout out really makes me happy. My boyfriend is my biggest motivation i think. He is really sweet and a beast in the gym as well! That’s so cool.
I hope i gave you a better look into my life and what i’m doing and eating. I am trying to post as many workout pictures of videos if i can and i’ll make a Food diary and Workout log soon! But remember; What works for me, may not work for you!
Much love, Carmen.