Core Challenge Week 6: Ignite

Core Challenge, Health & Fitness, Weight Loss

Another week down and in the books. I lost an additional pound which brings me to 19lbs lost! I am continuing to see the difference in how my clothes are fitting and even took some comparative pictures from the start of the challenge versus where I’m at now, and I could see the difference. Maybe I’ll share some before and after photos at the end of the challenge, but for now here’s one of my amazing Zumba class!

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So, how did the sixth week go?

It only took me six weeks, but I think I’m finally excited to be on this challenge. Now that the changes are here and most of the misery has subsided (I won’t deny that I still crave chocolate), it’s not entirely bad and I’m even seriously contemplating doing another 8 Week Core Challenge after I’m completed with this current one.

This week was incredibly difficult though (shout-out to Jon’s parents!). With lots of meals out and about, dinners at Jon’s house, and a quick road trip to Portland, it was admittedly difficult to stay on track and eat as healthy as possible. It seems to be an internal battle in my head most of the time, though. Drinking water over coffee, soda, or juice, is not hard for me, but ordering food that fits within the plan is an entirely different story. I stayed on track as best as possible (even though I forgot to bring enough of the burn supplement and skipped a few protein shakes), and hopped back on the mynt bandwagon in full force after the Portland trip.

Overall Thoughts

Eating out and craving dessert continues to be a challenge for me. I’m looking forward to completing the challenge so I can enjoy some of my favorite foods again (guilt-free). Hopefully I’ll work up the courage to pull off another 8 Week Challenge in the coming months!

Sample Menu

Each meal has to include a protein, carbohydrate, and fat. Below is a sample menu of my meals. To view the guidelines for the program, click here.

Breakfast:

Smoothie made with:

  • Blueberries
  • 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Almond Butter

Mid Morning: Protein Shake with Pro Bio Boost

Lunch:

  • Shredded Chicken Breast (3oz)
  • Lettuce
  • Honey Mustard Dressing
  • Whole Wheat Tortilla

Mid Afternoon: Protein Shake

Dinner:

  • Ground Bison Burger (4oz)
  • Whole Wheat Bun
  • Onions & Lettuce
  • Ketchup & Mustard

** I was provided the 8 Week Core Challenge Kit free of charge. All opinions are my own.