This past week was probably the hardest, too. I caved a couple of times and ate a piece of dark chocolate after dinner, despite not having any extra carbs left in my day to swap out for a treat. I skipped my Saturday workout again yesterday, and on top of that enjoyed myself on the holiday and had a few drinks. Holidays are hard. But I'm trying to bright side it by reminding myself that I drank more water than alcohol and ate healthy for the most part, two things I definitely could not say about myself last year. So there is that.
Results? I lost about 5 pounds and 6 inches. Did I see a miracle in the mirror? Nope. However, my energy levels are up, I'm not modifying the workouts nearly as much, and I am getting that self-confidence high that you get when you're eating right and exercising. I'm calling that a win. And happy enough with how the plan is working to keep it going! I'll try to blog more this time...
What I'm taking away from these first three weeks:
- Meal planning is key to making it work, especially if you are on the smallest eating plan
- It's easier to avoid carbs than I thought.
- I love Shakeology - literally went to bed looking forward to it the next day
- Don't go too hard on the workouts week 1 if you want to walk normally afterwards
- That being said, don't be scared to stop modifying as you get stronger!
- I can do this.
What I want to focus on the next three weeks:
- Not skipping the Saturday workout
- Modifying workouts less - I want to do all the push ups on my toes by the end of this round!
- Trying to plan more foods from the top of the list than the bottom (the list of OK foods in the plan is ordered from best choice to worst choice)
- Taking pictures of my food and blogging daily