Summer Shredding.

Good morning y’all and happy Monday! I am going to jump right into this post because I am super stoked! The time has come- today officially marks the beginning of my 8-week Summer Shredding Series!

While I was already looking forward to beginning this series for summer, my husband shared the news with me this weekend that sweetened the deal even more! We have officially booked our two-week summer vacation! We will be taking our annual road trip the first two weeks of June to visit family and friends in Alabama, Florida, and Indiana. My birthday, June 5th, marks the end of my 8-week series- just in time for the beach! I won’t begin this series by promising to blog every single day, but I do hope to check in weekly.

After typing up this blog entry over a cup of coffee (black of course), I decided to take a break and get in a good stretch session. My back and hamstrings have been incredibly tight recently, so a little extra TLC over the next few weeks is a must to make certain that I can bring my best to each and every workout. I spent about 55 minutes stretching, really concentrating on the areas that are lacking in range of motion and flexibility.

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Following my morning stretch session, I had a big bowl of oatmeal mixed with liquid eggs and topped off with nothing other than Texas Pete hot sauce. On the side, I had a green smoothie made up of cashew milk. spinach, greek yogurt, and coconut water. I take my supplements in the morning with breakfast. Currently, I am taking in a tablespoon of Turmeric for inflammation around my elbow, fish oil, glucosamine, calcium, and a women’s multi-vitamin.

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After breakfast, Jack and I made our way outside to do some lemon picking. The biggest harvest for lemons is during the fall, so this is the final batch before summer comes along.

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I spent a good amount of the day online getting prepped for next semester. I managed to squeeze in lunch which was a big bowl of brown rice, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and avocado. I haven’t shared with you all yet, but I will be transferring to K-State in the fall! I have enjoyed my time with UA; however, I want to direct my focus more on sports nutrition/dietetics as opposed to general nutrition/dietetics. Because I will be transferring and focusing on a specialty, I will be adding another 6 months onto my graduation date (insert crying emoji). No, but in all seriousness, it will definitely be worth the extra time invested.

I had to coach this afternoon, so I made a point to go in early and jump on the In-body to have my stats recorded for a starting base. No surprise, I am sitting where I was last week at the end of the F45 8-week challenge. I am just under 133 LBS (132.7 to be exact), and my body fat read to be 18.9%. My body fat percentage showed an increase, but this is why it is imperative that you follow procedures when having these tests completed. I tested after having two meals and almost a half-gallon of water, so I am not sweating the inconsistency.

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After coaching, I decided to hang around and take today’s class. It was 45 minutes of intense intervals that left me dripping with sweat and completely spent!!

It is now 8:45 pm and I am finally finishing up my dinner, which consisted of a veggie burger, two corn tortillas, carrots, zucchini, and avocado.

I would say that day one of summer shredding has been a success!! Cheers to the next 8-weeks!!!

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