Lessons learned and hope reborn

Week two was hard. I really struggled. 

So I weighed in this morning and I was pleasantly delighted to see that I lost another pound. Not 13 pounds like last Monday’s weigh in but one whole pound. I struggled a lot last week. My cycle came in like a wrecking ball and I just felt shitty. I didn’t work out that hard, if at all, and the cravings were fierce! I’m happy to say that I didn’t give into them but maybe once when we went out for Mexican food on Friday night. The chips and salsa were after me and I just let it happen. I’m not mad about it. If that’s the worst thing I gave into then I won’t beat myself up for it.What I realized after losing one pound in the last week is how much this program truly works together to make you feel good, make good choices, and help you lose weight. Hope is not something I have felt for myself in a long time…maybe ever. To feel like I can actually do this and defeat my weight problems is motivation in and of itself. I’m still basking in the glow of my now 14-pound weight loss.

What I realized after losing one pound in the last week is how much this program truly works together to make you feel good, make positive choices, and help you lose weight. I’m still basking in the glow of my now 14-pound weight loss. In two weeks, that’s quite the plunge and I’m really happy, but it’s imperative I go hard on my workouts every day and I continue to eat the way I’m supposed to. When combined, those elements brought me a huge loss in the first week. I know that weigh ins like that will begin to dissipate as I continue to go through this journey from fat to fit, but as long as I am putting better food into my body and working out, I’ll never be doing myself wrong.

The food I’m eating is still incredible and Mitch is even getting into all these Paleo recipes. Honestly, I haven’t eaten this good in a long time – if ever! Something interesting I noticed is how my stomach reacts to the foods I’m eating. I had my gallbladder out when I was 12, and if you’ve had a gallbladder surgery you know that your tummy likes to revolt whatever it is you ate. Since eating better, my body isn’t rejecting the foods I’ve been eating like it used to. I can only see positivity in this because that means it’s saying, “Hi, yes, I love the food you’re putting in me now. I don’t want to kick it out of you violently anymore. Better yet, I’ll let it stick around so you can retain the nutrients from your most recent nosh fest!” Thanks, Mr. Tummy!

My focuses this week are to go hard on my workouts Monday through Friday, accept that I’ll likely skip weekend workouts (and that’s okay), stay focused on my eating plan, drink more water, and know that when Saturday comes around and it’s our big Bunco fundraiser, I’ll allow myself to partake in a small bit of the goodness we’re serving to our guests. Who says no to a full nacho bar and custom cupcakes??? I won’t completely lose my shit and eat 45,000 pounds of nachos (because I totally could) but I’ll be really mindful of my portion sizes. Like I said, I’m going to work really hard all week to earn more weight loss on Monday morning, but I’m also not going to feel horrible about myself when I enjoy the festivities on Saturday. I realize that it’ll be one bad meal…not a gateway to throw my hands up in the air and yell, “F it!” for the entire weekend.

It feels so good to feel better in my skinny jeans. Even the little things like feeling like I fit into my car more comfortably has been a glimmer of happiness for me! Shameless plug time. If you’re interested in doing this program, leave a comment  or send me an email so you can get your questions answered. No pressure!

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xo,

A

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