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By Mary Sheckler

I have to admit, when I knew I was getting close to beginning my diet I may have “lived it up” a little too much.

Easter, an NCAA tourney, a few cocktails, unhealthy snacks, pizza and chocolate all came to a screeching halt!

I started my plan on Sunday and spent a lot of the day in the kitchen prepping food for the week. This is going to be the worst part because I HATE COOKING. Now I am cooking for myself and my family. I am totally that girl that decides what’s for supper like 30 minutes before we eat.

I admit, I am not very organized so this is going to be my weakness.


In order for me to do this correctly and successfully, I am working with a diet coach. I am fortunate enough to be able to surround myself with a lot of nutrition knowledgeable people at HerSUPPZ/SUPPZ. I will talk more in depth about this next week and how this plan was specifically designed for me and my goals.

For the first week, my diet coach wanted to focus on restoring insulin sensitivity and really train me to get used to dieting. He said this first week won’t be fun and I soon learned he was right.


Pre Workout Meal – 1/2 cup oatmeal with a 1 scoop Dymatize ISO-100 and 1 TBSP almond butter, 100 grams berries, 4 Finaflex ALC/CLA, 1 Prime Nutrition’s Yohimbine, 1 serving high quality fish oil 

Workout – Sip aminos throughout

POST-WORKOUT MEAL – 1/2 cup(uncooked) white rice + 3 oz chicken

Meal 1 – 1 egg, 4 egg whites, 1/2 cup oatmeal, coffee with 1 TBSP MCT oil

Meal 2 – 3 oz chicken, 1 cup green veggies

Meal 3 – 1 scoop Myofeed, 4 Finaflex ALC/CLA, 1 Prime Nutrition’s Yohimbine, another serving fat burner if needed for energy.

Meal 4 – (dinner with family) 4oz chicken or turkey (use spices and baking this week to keep kids happy and eating this), 1 cup green veggies

Meal 5 – 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 serving daily multi-vitamin + 1 serving fish oil

*30 min after last meal take 1 serving MAN Sports REM PM

Drinks – Coffee, Water, Amino Energy, Metabolic Nutrition’s Tri-Pep throughout the day

Snacks – allowed to eat as many green veggies as wanted for hunger

The hardest part for me hasn’t been the clean eating or lack of food choices (i.e. chicken and greens every day this week) but rather the lack of chocolate and the smell of brussel sprouts.

It also seems that my diet coach forgot about my daily protein bar too.

So many times I go to get a protein bar and I remember it’s not part of my plan and when I am hungry, my snack options are more greens. I normally don’t even eat a lot of chocolate or sugar, thank goodness or this last week could have been hell.


Sunday – Rest Day

Monday – INSTRUCTED – On the Ball Class

Tuesday – LIFT – Upper Body Workout

Wednesday – Interval Training on Treadmill (30 Mins)

Thursday – INSTRUCTED – On the Ball Class

Friday – LIFT – Leg Day Workout

Saturday – INSTRUCTED – On the Ball Class


Honestly, this week’s workouts didn’t change from my normal weekly schedule. I really just wanted to get a feel for my diet changes before we changed my workouts.

I also wanted to see how much just changing my diet will change my body. I want to keep my workouts pretty consistent to this until my trainer decides to add more. Plus, last Saturday I ran a 10k race in a blizzard so I felt like I deserved a rest day on Sunday!


The diet has started and I am eating more than I ever have! I only “cheated” once with 1/6th of an Almond Bliss One Bar (with chocolate) because I was starving the first night. I have been feeling “lighter” and I can’t wait to blog more next week because I am already down 4 pounds!


To continue on Mary’s journey…


Click here to find all of the 6-PACK at THIRTY-6-Blog Series including LIFT CIRCUITS & WORKOUTS

“I write blogs about my accomplishments, my failures, my doubts, my goals, and my inspiration. But, it’s really not about me. It’s about real life and the challenges we each face and continuing to find your strength along the way. I want to inspire people, but I also want them to see the real me. I am just a normal person trying to do the best I can with what I was given. This is my journey and you have yours.  Nobody is perfect…all the time. We all suck at things.” -Mary Sheckler 

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