12/13/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Saturday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 11. December 2014 05:27

paulaFor many, weekends, or especially, Sundays, is a day of rest. It’s good for muscle recovery to take a day of rest during your week (I must admit that this is difficult for me to take a day off cardio because exercise relieves the symptoms of chronic back pain, and stress for me). The old theory of weight training was to rest every other day between lifting, but that was when weight training involved total body training at each session. The more updated theory is about focusing on more specific target zones (arms, chest…)and doing 3-5 days of training, if possible.


Just make sure that if you are taking a day of rest, you continue drinking lots of water (helps to keep the internal system running, aids in muscle recovery and I swear makes my skin look less wrinkly and healthier) and keep up with your clean eating. The biggest regression in your progress is to think that because you worked out during the week, that you can eat anything on the weekend. Why not, it’s only one or two days? Moderation is the key to success.You can have pumpkin pie or dark chocolate, just monitor the portion size, don’t eat the crust where the majority of the calories are, or have 1 glass of wine versus 3 sugar filled cosmopolitans. You can sabotage all your progress in a moment if you decide that you’ve fallen off the clean eating wagon, so it doesn’t matter, and you let that binge holiday monster out!


12/10/11- Saturday Exercise Diary:

walk the street with my kids

12/10/11 - Saturday Food Diary:


1 whole wheat wrap (100 cal)

2 tbls organic almond butter (186 cal)

1/2 banana, 1/8 cup strawberries (70 cal)

A.M. Snack-

whey protein shake (125 cal)

Lunch- restaurant

1/2 Spinach Salad with pears ( hold the candied pecans, 2 oz chicken),gorganzola (asked for a light amount) vinegrette on the side (170 cal)  I asked for a to-go box straight away, and took half off immediately and boxed up

P.M. Snack-

2 oz roasted almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds bought at the organic market, roasted at home at 400 degrees for 8 minutes, a pinch of sea salt added to overall batch (147 cal)

Dinner- Holiday party

2 glasses wine (200 cal)

1 lobster ( no butter)(310 cal)

1 piece proscuto, 1 piece salami appetisers (100 cal)

2 oz filet steak (180 cal)

1 lemon cupcake (140 cal)



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