I am still waiting on pictures from my friend in Michigan. Her camera has all the pictures I want / need for all the think blog posts! My camera decided to not charge while we were there so I have about 10 pictures haha.
I have lost 12 lbs since the start of the year! This blows my mind because if you have noticed… I have had zero workout posts. Well because I have had zero working out. Ankle and feet problems had stopped that, and I hate the way the bike makes my hip that had surgery feel so… I have been a pile of lazy.
I know I know I did a half marathon two Sundays ago- trust me I have no idea how that happened. I was super slow, had no goal other than getting to mile 6, and with zero training it was crazy.
I did the advocare 24 day challenge back between Thanksgiving and Christmas and it really got me refocused on nutrition. Losing 7 lbs and 12 inches didn’t hurt either.
I am still using advocare products daily and now I am focusing on portion control. I know in college I ate whatever I wanted with the mindset workout more eat what I want.
This carried into my move and start of my job outside of college. Only there was no work out more if i ate more.. There was eat & indulge. A basic disregard for portion sizes, and that sonic burger meals are like 2 days of calories.
So although I didn’t set resolutions and my goals are financially related. ( almost done with the plan to share! ) I still set a word to persevere. I did work hard at getting makeup on and normal clothes on for a week, but that was only a week challenge. As I develop my goals for February, I realized I have been consistent with something I didn’t even plan on. My fitness pal!
It has been teaching me portion sizes and so much more. I am surprised 27 days and I have not missed a day yet!
It has helped me learn portion sizes I feel I never learned. Associate calories with food that I thought were healthy. It has been painful some days to see what food equals what calories and it really opened my eyes to how I gained so much weight over the last three years ( health issues aside).
It kind of like one of my financial goals. I have been using cash instead of debit cards because it is SO hard to see and hand over cash from the wallet, rather than swiping a plastic card. Learning food portion sizes sucks right now!
I am still working on changing my diet overall and finally found a magazine with a diet plan I could use that is simple and easy. I am going to take it one week at a time. I have been hard at work cleaning our house out of foods that are processed in preparation for whole30. I am not ready to commit yet, I plan to do the whole30 plan in March or April. For now. It is super intimidating and although I realize the science and see people’s progress.. it just seems so hard! (I know the book yells at you to start NOW but I am not willing too). This sounds bad, but it just seems expensive, emotional, and if I am happy with the progress I am making with small changes, I know since I find the plan ridiculously hard- I won’t stick to it.
Also I want to enjoy Disney next month and can’t imagine not getting a dole whip ( I still can’t believe I didn’t get one in Disneyland!) I have never had one and this is unacceptable! !
2 pounds to lose before my diet bet ends this week! Here we go!!