Core Challenge Week 4: Ignite

Core Challenge, Health & Fitness, Weight Loss

Halfway there! It’s hard to believe I’ve made it to the halfway point, it seems like it’s been forever but that there’s still a long ways to go. I’ve still not lost any weight since the Cleanse phase, but I haven’t gained any back either. I’m sure I’m still losing inches as my clothes are fitting differently, but I’ve been bad about taking measurements throughout the challenge, but I’ll make sure to share my overall results at the end!
So, how did the fourth week go?
I finally decided to try eating out and, I’ll be honest, I hated it. I wasn’t even as strict as I probably should have been, but it was still “on plan.” Since I knew I’d be eating out that day, I ate very clean for all of my other meals. I got a cup of tomato soup (it was low sodium, I checked) and a salad with a bit of vinaigrette dressing, onions, peppers, avocado, and steak. For some reason, I have been craving tomato soup a lot lately, which is weird since I don’t normally like soup, let alone tomato soup. The soup portion of my meal was delicious, but the salad left a little room for¬†desire. There was a lot more on the menu I would have liked to eat, and watching my friend eat a delicious looking pizza did not help.
Overall Thoughts
Throughout the entire program I’ve been craving chocolate. Melt-in-your-mouth delicious chocolate, even just cheap Hershey’s would be fine by me at this point. After last week’s small piece of chocolate, I’ll admit, I have found myself having a piece of chocolate here and there. It didn’t kill me and I didn’t gain any weight back, and it makes me happy… So I can live with it!
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.


Smoothie made with:

  • Raspberry, Blueberry, Banana (free food)
  • 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Avocado
  • Vanilla Extract

Mid Morning: Protein Shake with Pro Bio Boost


  • Shredded Chicken Breast (3oz)
  • Whole Wheat Tortilla
  • Low Sodium Salsa

Mid Afternoon: Protein Shake


  • Pork Tenderloin (4oz)
  • Pineapple-Peach Salsa (4oz)
  • Olive Oil

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