|Pushups with Craig Ballantyne|
So what was different this time? First of all, I trained with Craig as part of the livecast. Second, I made a firm commitment to find and eat the foods that give me energy and make me feel good. Third, I got to bed on time.
Here is the 4 Minute miracle that helped me off of my plateau:
Prisoner Squats: 10 Reps
Prisoner Lunges: 6 on each side
X-Body Mountain Climber: 6 reps per side
Leg Swing: 20 per side
Jumping Jacks: 20 reps
4 Minute Miracle: Do each exercise for one minute- no rest in between
Total Body Extension
Maintain good form, and rest if you need to. This left me on the floor gasping when I took my class through it last night, but the feeling was so exhilarating afterward.
A bit more info about the food: it really is possible to find food that works for fat release in airports, and after hours. After the livecast in Denver we were all beat, so I just wanted to find something simple to eat and then get some sleep. It was almost 7PM on Sunday when I went to the open air mall/promenade on 16th street. Sadly, the gourmet grocery store was closed, but I found half and half and water for my coffee maker, and a can of raw almonds at Rite Aid just before they closed. Then I went to Starbucks for a decaf americano, and they had a lovely chicken salad. The next day, on the way home form the airport, I found hard boiled eggs and a cup of fresh strawberries at 7-eleven. I added some of the almonds that were left over from the night before and I was very satisfied. I could have chosen apples, mixed berries, or cheese as well. So these days you really can find a lot more than burgers, fried chicken, and donuts out in the world.
The result is that this morning I broke through to 124lbs, in spite of the challenges of airplane travel. It takes a little planning and determination, but it is so exciting to know it can be done. So many times I have used travel as an excuse to eat junk. Breaking through a plateau is a lot more fun.