A healthy lifestyle is bond to change your body and appearance, but to what extent and how fast will your body change? I’m very curious to investigate this and for that reason I have decided to commit for a full month where I consume no sugar, no gluten, no soda and no sweets. I will be working out 5-6 times a week. I’m not doing this to lose weight, I’m simply just curious about how what we put into our bodies affects us. Since I won’t be consuming gluten I will be getting my carbohydrates from rice and potatoes and from fruit I will get my fruit sugar.
I have made a plan of what I will be eating for the following weeks. I will probably not follow this completely, but it is an outline that will help me be able to complete this experiment.
Breakfast- One glass of green smoothie made from 1 avocado, 2 cucumbers, 1 bunch of spinach, 2 lemons, 1 chilli and some fresh ginger. I will also eat on cracker with my choice of spread.
Lunch- I eat lunch at school so depending on what they sell in the canteen that’s what I will eat. This will be a variation of sushi, curry, rice and tofu based dishes.
Dinner- Dinner usually consist of one type of meat, vegetables and rice or egg noodles. I will eat what I’m being served at home, but it will be a healthy and balanced meal.
Snacks throughout the day- I shall be snacking on fruits, vegetables and cereal etc. I will also be drinking as much water as possible throughout the day and one glass of milk a day.
My workout plan:
I am a track and field athlete so naturally my workout will be focused around this including speed and agility work for sprinting (100m, 200m) and endurance for the longer sprints (400m). I have a breakdown of what my weeks will look like. It’s very open to change and I will not be sticking to it completely, but more and less. I also take P.E in school so 2-3 days a week I will be in the gym working on different muscle groups depending on what the focus is in my lesson.
Monday- Speed work. Short distances and longer breaks.
Tuesday- Hurdle and endurance training.
Wednesday- Easy day with focus on lower back.
Thursday- Morning fitness practise.
Friday- Day off.
Saturday- Morning speed and agility practise.
Sunday- Day off.
+ the additional 2-3 gym/fitness workouts.
What I hope to achieve:
I am quite pleased with my body and I’m not in any way trying to lose weight, but I would like to see more definition. More importantly I would like to feel a difference. I want to run faster and last for longer. I also hope this will help improve my skin complexion.