Wk52 into Wk53

My second week into my new strength training and carb cycling programme and I had a bit of an interruption by Christmas Day. I took the opportunity to have a rest day on Christmas Day, and the day before when the weather was bad and a lie in seemed like a safer option.

4 rest days in total, 3 strength sessions, 2 runs. Ok for Christmas week. 😉

Christmas Day was good, nice and relaxing, plenty of presents, a tasty breakfast, some chocolate treats and a tasty dinner and pudding. And Henry joined us for most of the day too. 🙂

Here’s what we had:
Chicken, pigs in blankets, stuffing, Brussel sprouts, bacon, peas and nuts, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puds.

For once I timed everything right and it tasted good (if a bit too much food!)

Here’s me with my ice cream and smiles after dinner. 🙂

I have definitely been more conscious of my intake, and each day except for Christmas Day, I’ve stuck to the plan: High, Med or Low carb.

I have a daily meal plan to follow and it’s helped me to not go off plan and eat things I shouldn’t be. The higher carbs has definitely reduced my cravings too and I’m feeling fine on it.

I’ve not had sugar / chocolate (except for on Christmas Day) and I’ve been having green tea whenever we go to a coffee shop (instead of coffee or lattes). I’ll weigh in on Wednesday of next week to see what change there’s been.

Training last week was as follows:

Mon: Super Deadlift Strength
Tue: Rest
Wed: Rest
Thu: Rest
Fri: 4 mile run, Super Squat Strength
Sat: 3.8 mile run, 30 min strength wi Fit Girl
Sun: Rest

I got my 2 main strength sessions done and did an extra wee one with Fit Girl on Saturday. Now here’s the plan for next week (I’m on leave all week):

Mon: 4-6M run wi Fit Girl / Med Carb
Tue: Super Deadlift Strength / High Carb
Wed: 35 mins+ run intervals 2:2 mins / Med Carb
Thu: Super Squat Strength / High Carb
Fri: 1:30 min PT coaching run / Low
Sat: 1:30 min PT coaching run / Med
Sun: Rest / Low (swimming teaching)

(I might take Wednesday as a rest day and add my intervals run on to my Thursday or Friday session.)

It’ll sort of be good to get back into a routine after next week, but it’ll be nice to have the week off work to settle into my exercise and nutrition plan some more.

I’m planning on doing a round up of 2013 and a look forward to 2014 this week at some point too. 🙂

What were your best bits of 2013?

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