Ok, I’m not going to lie. I’ve been using this last week or so to eat a few select foods that I won’t be able to eat for a long while.
3 weeks ago when I was planning this challenge for myself I had all these ideas of the meals I would consume just because I could and just because I knew I was going to be in a “gorge” mentality. I know, not healthy.
But, I really didn’t eat as much “bad” stuff as I thought I would. In fact, this past week I have worked out exactly ZERO times. Several weeks ago I hurt my back and decided to take about a week and a half off just to let it heal. Which it turns out was the right thing to do since my back is finally feeling better and i’ll be ready to hit up the gym hard core tomorrow! (SO EXCITED)
Anyways . . . because I wasn’t working out I wasn’t expending as much energy and my body got full from eating less than I normally do, which was a good thing because I didn’t eat as much as my fantasies wanted to.
Yes, I had my last Chic-Fil-A cookies and cream milkshake, pancakes with sugar syrup for breakfast (I rarely eat pancakes for breakfast . . . unless they are egg white oatmeal pancakes!), a Ritter Sport Milk almond bar, and a Godiva milk almond bar . . . and tonight for my husband’s birthday I made BBQ ribs, french bread rolls, grilled asparagus, spinach & artichoke dip with chips, fresh pineapple and lemon blueberry cheesecake bars for dessert!!!
We couldn’t eat it all . . . so Sam is going to have to finish some of it tomorrow(since the only thing I can have is the pineapple and asparagus!) and we’ll have to give some away!
And, today my husband decided to lay down some new rules . . . Apparently we’re not having sugar forever (I told him I’d guarantee only a year). I love that he is supporting me 100% in my journey and is going to join me! We both want to be healthy and fit and what better way to do it than together!
I have to say that I’m pretty excited to get started and with all the extra sweets this week my body is ready to cut it out! I’m ready to make this change and this week I plan to make some visual reminders to put up to help motivate me to stay strong when things get tough down the road.
Visual reminders are so helpful . . . especially writing down the reason why you are doing what you are doing. If you are having a rough day sticking to your plan it is nice to be able to remind yourself of your mind-set when you started!
Well, here we go!!! Day 1 begins tomorrow!