No Meat Challenge Week 1: What Went Down

Survived the first week of No Meat Challenge!  I have to be very thankful for the fact that there weren’t that many cravings this week.  Fate is good to me.  Really really good.

For this week, this is the general tone of my meals:

Breakfast:  1 bowl Nestle Fitnesse Cereals OR 2 eggs and toast, 1 glass of nonfat milk
AM Snack:  1 banana, 1 apple OR high fiber crackers and orange juice
Lunch:  Tuna sandwich OR green salad with vinaigrette and feta cheese
PM Snack:  1 banana
Dinner:  Vegeroni pasta with pre-made sauce OR bowl of fruit and glass of nonfat milk
Indulgence:  1 Venti Starbucks Nonfat Latte, iced, with hazelnut

It’s still pretty boring at this point.  I didn’t really take the time to prepare for this challenge beforehand, so I had to settle for these things, most of them bought from the store.  I’ve read enough to know that if you didn’t make them, you don’t know what’s in them.  While there are some reputable brands that truly advocate clean and healthy eating, I can’t really say that access to those is easy here in the Philippines.  Not even in Makati, the central business district, where I work.

What I lacked in meal planning, I made up for working out.

This is my morning routine:

I especially liked this workout because it’s quiet.  My room is partly carpeted so it already absorbs a lot of the noise.  But still my mom sleeps sooo lightly, so this version really helps.  It doesn’t deprive you of the burn too.

Don’t forget this quick challenge!  Will definitely give you a good burn.

5 minute butt burner

For after office, I had about three days doing this combo:  some fun cardio, and butt and leg.

I have no other choice but to admit that Just Dance is fun!  It’s all because of my nephews and nieces.  It really can be addicting.  It wasn’t even until this year did I find out that there’s a workout option.  Unfortunately for me, I don’t have an XBox or a Wii to work with, but these videos helped just as much.

There is some downtime too.  I attended a yoga class sponsored by our company on Tuesday.  I’m quite lucky to have that option; I know these fitness programs are not a staple for all companies.  Because these are blast exercises, I was able to complete the four hours without taking too much of my time.  It doesn’t make me feel any less worked out though, however I do admit that at some point, I have to add more intensity to these workouts.  For now, you can only imagine how happy I am to have this rest weekend.

I did cheat.  I will not lie.  Being unprepared for this challenge grocery wise means you’re bound to run out of cereals at some point.  And I can’t imagine downing oatmeal, at least not yet.  But I had a couple of bites of a frankfurter and I confess to having done that and now it’s behind me so let’s move past it.  HAHAHA.

So… how was your week? :)

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