Plan With Me: First Week of Carb Cycling!


Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a relaxing weekend. We are planning on taking baby for his first hike today. The weather is unseasonably warm (in the 30's) so I'm trying to get outside as much as possible. This week I used elements from February's Planner Society Kit to decorate my Happy Planner. I love the planner clip! IMG_1646

I normally don't like the color blue, but this all has such a lovely Victorian vibe to it. I went through a period a few years ago where I was completely obsessed with the Victorian era. I only read Victorian literature, watched Victorian period pieces and documentaries, ... I didn't get out much. IMG_1649

As a scorer for Pearson I will start training to begin another project this week. I love having multiple steams of income and being able to work from home, but it's always so stressful when I'm scoring and adding another 20-30 hours of work a week to my schedule.

Travis and I have some big financial goals for the year so I know every little bit helps! We should have his car paid off in a few months and will be 100% debt free. Then, I'm hoping to save up at least 50% down for a new car for myself (my poor car is 12 years old now) while continuing to max out some retirement accounts. Adulting, yay!

We went to the grocery store yesterday to stock up for the week. I am so excited to be starting my six week carb cycling and intermittent fasting program on Monday.  IMG_1656

Next week I will have two low carb days (under 50 grams of net carbs), two regular calorie days, one fast day, one feast day and one low calorie day. Since I am still nursing every two hours I'm going to be very vigilant on how my supply may be affected by a fast day. On fast day I'll just fast until late afternoon, so it won't be for a very prolonged period of time. If I start to see any dip in supply I will break my fast earlier in the day after working out (around 10 a.m.)

My meals will vary based on what day it is but here's what I'm planning to eat:

Breakfast: scrambled eggs with Amy's chili (SO good) or peanut butter oatmeal

Lunch/Dinner: miso split pea soup, dairy free egg salad, or steamed broccoli with a faux hotdog and 'cheese'

Snacks: roasted chickpeas, sweet potato with peanut butter or mixed nuts

Workouts on each day will be specific to what the nutrition plan for the day is. For example; we will be doing interval work on low carb days to really rev up fat burning. I've been researching fat burning strategies and how to really lean out and get the sculpted body I've always wanted and I'm excited to share what I've learned and help motivate others. If you would be interested in joining an online boot camp could you take this quick survey so I could better design an online training program? Thank you!

How is your weekend going? Let me know if you have any good GF, dairy free, snack ideas!