Hello! Week two of the Bikini Series is almost over and I have great news. While I had some setbacks this week, I finally weighed myself/took measurements and I’m so happy with my results so far! More on that below.
Nutrition: I had a couple of slip ups on Saturday (weekends are a big problem for me nutrition-wise). I had a couple of cubes of cheese and then had grilled cheese and jello for dinner. OOPS! Definitely not in the TIU guidelines. But the TIU guidelines allow for you to have an occasional treat, as long as you get back on track asap, so I never beat myself up for having a lil’ something. Otherwise, the meals this week were…okay. I dislike when they don’t give you a recipe. When they say to have “2 cups of lettuce, 4 oz. protein, nuts, 2 c. veggies,” I always end up just throwing some tomatoes and cashews on a pile of greens and call it a day, and then get really dissatisfied. So that was a struggle. I also hated the Moroccan Dish — I’m starting to really dislike peppers. But I LOVED the Zucchini & Caramelized Egg Muffins, Matcha Protein Bites, and Spicy Black Bean Tacos.
Workouts: My workouts this week were very on point. My major soreness has disappeared, but I still feel a little shaky. I think my muscles are still in recovery mode, which is fine at this point. Towards the end of last week, the daily moves switched from 2 rounds of 15 reps to 2 rounds of 25 reps. This increase in reps has messed with my mind — I’m a restless person so I get impatient after 15 reps. It seems endless to do 25 reps, especially when you have to do 25/side for something. Anyway, I only missed one workout this week, yesterday’s, but it was because I barely slept the night before and couldn’t wake up in time.
Mind: I’m also keeping track of my mental health during the challenge. I’ve been doing Karena’s meditations and watching all of their vlogs for motivation. The meditations are really great and a fantastic way to start the day. Also, one of my goals during the challenge was to do more of what I love so I’ve been reading a lot more. I’d like to add more yoga and meditation to the mix.
Results: And now for the results! I’ll take measurements again at the end of week four. This week I’m feeling pretty slim and my bloating has stayed down. I felt really exhausted from this week work-wise, so I’ve had a twitch in my left eye all week and I feel extremely tired. But I do notice that I feel very light and clear, which is lovely. I can’t wait for week three! Here are my measurements:
Starting Calf: 14″ | Week Two Calf: 13 1/2″
Starting Thigh: 21″ | Week Two Thigh: 20 3/4″
Starting Hips: 38 1/2″ | Week Two Hips: 38 1/2″
Starting Midsection: 34″ | Week Two Midsection: 33 1/4″
Starting Waist: 29″ | Week Two Waist: 27 1/2″
Starting Arms: 11 1/4″ | Week Two Arms: 10 3/4″
Starting Neck: 12″ | Week Two Neck: 12″
Starting Weight: 130.8lbs. | Week Two Weight: 128.4lbs.
Thanks for reading!