We’ve just completed day 5 of the Top Shape Challenge (and it’s Friday WOOOOOOOOHOOOOO! <- just a tad excited) and I have to admit that thought the workouts have amped up tremendously from day 1, the toughest part of the whole process has been making the right food choices.
Jarkko’s program has definitely influenced me to begin thinking of food as fuel – for instance, instead of referring to the amount of calories in a particular food, he calls it “energy”.
I can tell a huge difference in the way I feel throughout the day – I have more energy and I’m more satiated from the foods i’m eating because they’re more nutritionally sound:
slow-digesting carbs – I just tried museli for breakfast this morning, I picked up my mix from the foodland loose grains aisle, it looked like an oatmeal mix with several different cerals, flax seeds, almonds and dried apples and raisins.
high fiber and vitamins from fruit and vegetables and high protien from food like greek yogurt. I was thrilled to find that the nutritional guide highly suggests yogurt for breakfast and snack because it’s something I’ve already incorporated into my daily routine and have come to really enjoy.
Now that the weekend is here, I know i’ll find myself in challenging circumstances, there will be lots of temptation …
Baking class, party and a big birthday to celebrate…
But that’s the great part about being a part of this program – It wouldn’t be called a “challenge” if it was easy right? Wish me luck!