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By Mary Sheckler

Two weeks of eating clean.
Two weeks of the same food   … every day.
Two little words were spoken to me…

Cheat Meal.

Say what? My diet coach is telling me to have a cheat meal? Really? Already? I actually kind of panicked. Like, what am I going to eat? What exactly are the rules? How much? Does this include dessert? Should I even ask if I can have a drink? But, shoot now I have to decide what I want to eat??

The excitement built as I filled my plate with something other than chicken and greens.

Since I am sure you are dying to know, I ate a pizza burger…without a bun… some guacomole with chips …carrots…veggie dip…and… dessert with Butterfingers.

See the pattern?

I ate it ALL.

Then the regret started as I finished my meal. The feeling of excitement was over. As the night went on, my stomach hurt. I felt bloated. I felt terrible. Five minutes of enjoyment created two days of disappointment.

Seriously, what happened to me in the last two weeks? I can’t even enjoy a cheat meal?


If you are like me, you are probably wondering why the cheat meal? I questioned my diet coach before I ate it. He said the reason he was giving me a cheat meal is to help with any cravings I had been having and to shock my body. I believe his quote was, “often people will wake up leaner after a cheat meal.”


I actually don’t have any cravings, but I wasn’t about to tell him that when he gave me the cheat meal. Honestly, I haven’t had a craving since I had my daughter almost five years ago.

I decided two days after, I don’t really need a cheat meal until I am done…I mean until I see abs and then I DESERVE a cheat meal!


(same as Weeks 1&2 except for cheat meal)

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

Meal 1 – 1 egg + 4 egg whites, 1/2 cup oatmeal, Coffee + 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 – (supper 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, Optimum Nutrition’s Amino Energy, Metabolic Nutrition’s Tri-Pep throughout day

Snacks – Can eat as many green veggies as wanted for hunger

DIET RECAP– I have also gotten a lot of questions on MCT Oil. MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) oil is a healthy fat derived from coconut oil. MCT oil helps trick your body into using fat for fuel instead of carbs. I take a TBSP in the morning with breakfast and really feel like it gets my metabolism going. I just drink it but you can add it to your morning drink. It doesn’t really have a taste, just basically tastes like you are drinking an unfavored oil. It is also a quick form of healthy energy.


Sunday – 2 Mile Easy Run & Bike Ride with kids

Monday – INSTRUCTED – On the Ball Class

Tuesday LIFT – Upper Body Workout

Wednesday – INSTRUCTED – On the Ball Class

Thursday – INSTRUCTED – On the Ball Class

Friday LIFT – Leg Day Workout

Saturday -10k Trail Run

WORKOUT RECAP– The key to success in fitness and getting results is to mix it up! Don’t always do the same thing. Are you cardio queen? Or do you never leave the weight room? Your body needs change to see results. As you can see in my weekly workouts I share….I run, bike, lift, sprint, row, and train differently every week.


Starting this week and ending this week at the same weight. This would be kind of disappointing for some, but I am not a weight person. I don’t measure my success by pounds but rather the way my clothes fit and how I feel. My goal isn’t to lose weight it is rather to lose body fat. I know   I can definitely see my body changing. My abs are still covered with a good layer of body fat but my arms and “love handles” are noticeably losing fat and looking more toned. My trainer continues to remind me that my abs will be coming in last.
Then he follows that up with “go sprint on the treadmill”.


Find Your Strength with more
6-PACK at THIRTY-6 Blog Series

Blog #1 ABSolutely Committed
Blog #2 Starting to die…it!
Blog #3 All About That Diet

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