Okay guys, I wanted to write this so you can see that it is possible to change your life and start thinking healthy and strong! Check out my weekdays and see what they’re like. I absolutely love my CG life and I hope you will join me for a class soon! Until then, enjoy this post about a typical weekday for me.
I wake up and get ready for work. Not only am I picking out an outfit for the office, I’m packing my bag with workout clothes and shoes, my water bottle, possibly some snacks. My supplements, travel-size deodorant, and purse don’t leave my bag from home to work to workout, so I don’t worry about re-packing them daily.
Typically, this is what my bag looks like. I lug around a large utility tote, which looks ridiculous, but gets the job done. Funny, but no one has ever questioned my large bag in the elevator or at the office.
I’m at the office. I make myself breakfast or enjoy a protein shake. I have a microwave at work, so oatmeal is a great and easy solution. I buy the plain steal-cut oats, adding fresh fruit and a drizzle of agave syrup to sweeten it up a tad. I leave these things on the table in the break room and it remains untouched. Perhaps no one else has an affinity for oatmeal and protein powder.
I take my iD Life Lean supplements to help boost metabolism and protect lean muscles.
By now, I’ve almost finished my first liter of water. It’s easy to keep track of my water intake with my Nalgene bottle, because the ounces are listed on the side.
According to my Camp Gladiator trainer, there’s an easy way to calculate how much water you should be drinking on a daily basis:
Take your weight and divide that number by 2. That is the number of ounces you should be consuming daily.
For me: 160 pounds/2 = 80. There are approximately 34 ounces in a liter. Therefore, I should be drinking 2.35 liters/day. I shoot for 2.5-3liters, especially since it’s hot outside now.
Lunchtime! I eat a little later than normal, mostly because breakfast keeps me full in the morning (especially if I have a protein shake AND oatmeal). I don’t always bring my lunch, but my go-to is typically a sandwich, salad, or leftovers from home. Otherwise, I pick up my lunch from somewhere nearby. I’ve learned what to choose to make healthier decisions and places like Panera Bread, Zoe’s, and Subway have the calories either listed at the restaurant or on their website. You’d be surprised how many calories are in salads or sandwiches, so do your research and modify their menu items if you must. I ask for things on the side or take off certain items before I order, so there are no temptations.
Time to change! I feel like Superman… I change before I leave work and take my last dose of Lean supplements. I’ve filled up my water bottle and get the tunes blasting in the car. It’s time for my 30-45 minute drive back near my apartment, where my Camp Gladiator classes are. I choose to workout near home, rather than near work, because when class is over I’m exhausted and ready for rest and food. It’s nice to be less than 8 minutes from my workout to my apartment.
Camp Gladiator starts! My water bottle comes with me, along with my mat and weights (which have a permanent home in my car). I kick butt with my new-found friends and trainers for an hour. High fives for days.
Home finally! I struggle to make it up the stairs in my town home, but I’ve arrived: tired, sweaty, and running on fumes. This is the point when I want to give in and order something that’s “easy” and completely unhealthy, but instead I go for something that’s healthy and doesn’t take much time or effort to make. If you also have this issue, just think about making a protein, vegetables, and possibly salad greens or a side of rice/potatoes. Sometimes I do an “all in one” dish, where you throw everything in a pot and it’s ready. These are some of the things I make:
Steak salad – All I had to do here was grill some lean skirt steak in a skillet. I prepped some artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, a little mozzarella, as well as a low-fat homemade vinaigrette and voilà! Dinner in just a few minutes.
Chicken & Veggies in Foil – Cut up squash, potatoes, carrots, onions (really you can choose whatever veggies you like). Place in a tinfoil square. Add uncooked chicken on top of it, squeeze some lemon and add some olive oil and spices – you can even mix everything in a bowl beforehand so everything is evenly coated. Fold up tinfoil and place in the oven or on the grill. In 25 minutes, it should be done!
Time to chill. I’m still getting used to only having 2 hours of “downtime” during the weekdays, because I used to be a major couch potato, but 2 hours is seriously more than enough time to catch up on social media, watch some television, or work on some arts and crafts.
Yup, I’m a night owl. Somewhere between 10:30 and 11, I’m getting ready for bed and checking the phone one last time. Alarms set, devices down, and lights out. Goodnight world.
*CG Classes M/W @ 7-8p; T/Th @ 6:15-7:15p
**Home M/W @ 8:15p; T/Th @ 7:30p