Last week, I told you about the GNC Total Lean Challenge. This program offers 12 weeks of workouts, meal plans and helpful articles…for FREE! Plus, you can when products from GNC on a weekly basis.
Week 2 is live with a new workouts and meals. Once the video is up, you just might recognize the trainer!
Some of the goals this week include eating 6 meals a day, drinking plenty of water and preparing meals for the week. I’d like to shoot for this year round!
Oh, it’s becoming more difficult for me! I simply get fatigued faster–it’s quite humbling but I will do what I can. This weekend, I did a fun WOD involving tabatas:
I used a 1 pood kettle bell which is 34#. The single arm KB snatches got my heart rate up-whew! But, they are so much fun–pretty technical or you’ll wind up with a forearm injury, so make sure you have a coach helping you prior. This was a great WOD, continuous tabatas for 16 minutes with warm-up, skill work and cool down.
Clean & jerk 1 rep max was another WOD. Now isn’t the time for me to try to PR or max out on lifts, but Olympic lifts are my favorite. I did 114# and felt really comfortable. But, when I bumped up to 121#, I failed to get it overhead. Boo! Because this is a lift from the ground, long socks were required.
I’ve been sharing a bit of what I have been eating lately, but I wanted to talk more in depth on vitamins and supplements.
Above, is the regimen I’m currently on. I take fish oil for healthy omega’s and to reduce inflammation. The probiotics aid in digestion by maintaining a healthy balance of intestinal bacteria. I’ve read that pregnancy can sometimes cause constipation, so I’m heading that off from the start!
Even Cooper takes vitamins & supplements. GNC offers a pet line too!
The Prenatal Program is great for women of child bearing age. So, even if you aren’t pregnant or even thinking about it, these vitamins can benefit you.
- 1,000 mcg of folic acid to support healthy fetal development
- 200 mg of DHA vital for baby’s brain and eye development
- 1,200 mg of bone-strengthening calcium
- 400 IU of vitamin D-3 to enhance calcium absorption
Many women take them well after they are done having children simply because we typically need calcium, iron, and healthy fats for a lifetime.
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*Disclaimer: GNC provided me with the vitamins and supplements. All opinions are my own.