Tracy Anderson’s 30-Day Method: The Weight-Loss Kick-Start that Makes Perfection Possible
Disclaimer: I am in no way a certified professional to offer advice. These are my own opinions taken from my own experiences and beliefs.
If you are following my process and missed day one you can find it
30-Day Method Recap Day 1
Diet: I’m totally against the meal plan from yesterday. I hope that as the days go on they are more balanced. I used fitday.com to calculate the calories and % of carbs, fats, and proteins. The total calorie intake from morning until my 3:30 snack was 200 calories. Seriously! Only 200 calories. Between 3:30 and dinner my calorie intake was 992. That is a total intake of 1,192. Though the total calorie was acceptable to me the balance and breakdown are not what I would suggest to anyone, let alone someone starting a diet. The breakdown was 50% carbs, 30% fat, and 20% protein. Again not my ideal split as I like to see it heavier on the protein and less on the carb. Not to mention the protein came from dinner only. I actually seemed to run out of wind towards the end of the night and I feel it was because of this unbalanced diet for the day.
Exercise: I was extremely energized during most of the day (until the end as stated above). It was great to get back into the exercise and I really enjoyed moving my body. I could definitely feel my muscles throughout the day are not so sore that I’m having a hard time moving. Overall I was satisfied with the exercise plan.
30-Day Method Today’s Plan
Today’s plan: My plan today is to repeat the same exercise as yesterday, working on my arms first and remembering to stretch. I would like to try to get in more of the cardio if possible. So on to today’s eating plan: Breakfast: Turkey Avocado Roll-Up with wilted Spinach. (I substituted turkey with chicken because that was what I had) At a glance, my thoughts are yeah more protein but spinach for breakfast? This should be interesting.
Lunch: Spinach Salad with Chestnuts. I think they wanted me to add water chestnuts? I’m not sure, but I don’t have them I may add some kidney beans for some added protein.
Snack: Cucumber Mint Relish. I don’t have a lot to say about this we will have to see how it tastes.
Dinner: Steamed Turkey Breast with Wilted Kale and Raisins (again I substituted chicken).
This meal plan sounds a little more balanced, if I have a chance I will try to get the calorie intake on this as well. Quick Morning Thoughts: I definitely could feel my outer thighs and glutes this morning so they definitely got some work yesterday. I timed the cardio sessions and they are indeed 10 minutes each. I was able to get through the first one jumping, bouncing, hopping, and all. During the second session, I decided to do the moves but with less jumping and incorporated my own dance moves. Not what she wants you to do but man I hate high-impact aerobics. 20 minutes is about all I’m going to do each morning for this week. I did the stretching first which felt wonderful. Hit my arms after cardio definitely works your shoulders and then follow up with the rest. I timed the muscle design portion and it takes 30 minutes if you are doing 20 reps each.