I have been working on this weight loss journey for nearly 9 months now. I have slipped several times, but keep jumping back on and trying it again. Recently I met a coach named Joe and after trying his clean eating challenge and just chatting with him and investigating Team Beach Body, I decided to take the plunge.
So, I signed up and will be joining a challenge for the 21 Day Fix. If you have been following me, I am no fitness guru! I am motivated to change my lifestyle and be a better role model for my kids. As I approached 40 a very long time ago my metabolism stopped burning fat but I keep eating as I did. Now, I eat way too much and lead a very sedentary lifestyle. I wear a Fitbit and struggle to maintain 7,000 steps a day.
I have two main short term goals that I think the 21 Day FIX will help with.
- Manage portion control
- Get more active
Both of these small goals are achievable and I will detail them out more as I advance on this journey. For now, I have signed up for the 21 Day FIX challenge pack and will be eating clean and exercising as a family.
Here is a link to my coach page with Team Beach Body, we can conquer this together.
Here I am on day 14, 2 week into this detox challenge. Last night I did horrible, as you can see below. My downfall was “Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Pieces” . Hand full after hand full and I broke 300 grams of carbs yesterday and the carbs where NOT good carbs.
But, 2 week in I can see a great difference. I am down 4.9 lbs!! This is awesome!
Now, moving forward I am going to change things up a little, I will not be posting daily. I am starting a 5 day clean eating challenge tomorrow which goes perfect with this 30 day challenge. I will be posting pics of my meals, follow me at @LJRAIN.
I was surprised with what I did yesterday, I expected it to be worse. I think my water count is off, so that is not a good number.
I am excited to start a new challenge that will run in parallel to this challenge, Monday i am going to start a FREE 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge. I will also be trying Shakeology tomorrow!
My activities have been slacked, having trouble getting my 7,000 steps. I have to get up and move!
I had a big salad yesterday with tuna in it, it was so good and filling. We also have been trying more veggie burgers this week and have been surprised with how good they are. I am not giving up meet, but I like the idea of eating more vegetarian meals to help promote good health.
I did have a slip during the day and ate my daughter’s Twizzlers, I logged it and moved on.
I am looking forward to receiving my sample pack of Shakeology, hopefully soon. I know I am going to have slips, I am not going to do this perfect everyday, expecting that to happen is setting myself up for failure. I want to make a lifestyle change and that involves little changes and allowing for mistakes.
Another good day yesterday, yes my calories are little high but my carbs are low. That was the goal for this month to maintain lower carbs and I am doing that. I am keeping my carb intake around 200 grams daily.
Here I am on Day 9 of my 30 Day Detox, which will be the start of a lifestyle change. I ate a little to much yesterday as you can see, but that was some healthy nuts that I ate and over did it. Eating the bag instead of only 1/3 cup of them. Portion size…..
My first week went very well. Below, you can see that I lost 2.3 lbs over this past week. This is a great stride that I would love to keep, eating healthy is key and adding exercise will just make it so much better.
I am going to add a twist to this next week. I met a very nice person online who I have been talking to about my journey. He is running a 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge that I am joining next week. As more information becomes available I will post it here.
First day of 2nd week and I blew it bad last night. Stressed and high anxiety caused very heavy eating. Double stuffed oreos that my daughter had are now GONE.
That’s okay though, every day is a new start.
Here I am on day 7 of my 30 Day Detox. We went out to eat last night, but I ate a healthy meal and had a healthy salad ( I did add blue cheese, is that healthy?)…
Last night was Movie Under The Stars and I ate popcorn there, I logged it last night and then went back in and double checked it this morning and added more to it. I think my water level was actually higher but didn’t get logged.
Week 1 Totals
One full week now, my original goal was to lower my carb intake and according to this report I did that. Yesterday, I decided to purchase FitBit Premium which provides more detailed reports, unlimited custom trackers and a trainer. I will give more details on my thoughts on Premium Fitbit in a later post. For now, I am using this as my weekly check point. I am happy with how I am doing, yesterday I was showing a 2 lb loss which is great! I will do an official weigh in tomorrow and post the results.
I had the day off yesterday, I did do some work in the morning. There were issues that needed to be taken care of .
I didn’t get a pic of my food yesterday, but I am shocked where I came in it. I hope this one is accurate because I did some running in the afternoon which I will post about shortly.
I did end up eating pizza (pepperoni), but I was good and only ate 2 pieces, normally I would eat a whole large myself.