Day 17 of CAC

With the weather warming up to extremely hot and the sun blazing unforgivably in the sky, my body has finally decided to let go of my winter fat reserves. Thank you nature.

Despite a gluttonous weekend, my weight has dropped down to 108 lbs again with a decrease of (I’m estimating) 1% body fat. It dawned on me at some point that this could be due to the 4 hours I spent in direct sunlight while watching the Mets game this past Sunday. It makes sense. After doing some research online, I can say I’m not the only one that thinks sunlight aids in burning fat. Getting morning sun can kick start your metabolism better than any exercise, it’s nature’s way of waking up your body.

On Monday, I resumed my weight training plus swimming. Swimming is such a good cardio workout. The cold water causes the body to burn reserve fat in order to regulate body temperature. You also avoid the sticky sweat and overheating while causing less stress to your joints and bones. Swimming also helps to build lean muscles, you would never see a bulky swimmer.

Today’s smoothie: 2 celery stalks, 1/2 cup cucumber, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup mixed berries, protein powder, matcha powder and 10 fl oz of water

I gave in to some carbs and cheese during lunch, which left me extremely full and resulted in my skipping dinner altogether. I figure some carbs will help with my weight training and cardio tomorrow. I finished today with a round of hot yoga. My skin is literally glowing, from reflecting the light. Yes, it’s that smooth.

Intro/Day 3, Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 17, Day 18, Day 20, Day 24

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