It’s always scary to post these:
But it’s worth it cause I am changing my life!!
For the past 3ish years I have been steadily gaining weight again. If you have see the beginning of my blog I have struggled with weight for about 10 years. Originally I went vegan and hit the elliptical hard for 1-2 hours a day then went to Costa Rica and Peru and hiked the Andes.
That is so not sustainable.
Then I continued on, found a great workout partner and friend and trained for and ran my first half marathon and did some obstacle races. Everything was going great and I felt great so I decided to hike the PCT, I intentionally put on some fat thinking i was going to lose a bunch of weight while hiking for 6 months, which would have happened…….if I finished the hike. After a week on the trail I realised hiking alone for 6 months wasn’t for me. (One day I will complete the trail with a partner).
Again..not sustainable. And since then my weight has crept back up. For the last 3 years it has been steadily climbing, I might have pushed it down a pound or two here and there or stopped the uptake but I never made really sustainable changes.
Until now, I have found Beachbody and an awesome coach and I am making a lifestyle change!
A shake everyday, 30-60min workout each day and an increase in healthy food in my diet.
The weight is falling off and it doesn’t even feel like I’m doing much! I love it!!
I feel amazing! My energy is increasing! My outlook is getting more upbeat!
I absolutely want to get back to running eventually but thisbis key first, to get a good sustainable routine going.
Life is good!!!!
If you want more details let me know! I am always looking for workout partners to join my Beachbody accountability group!
I did a little research and the perfect cleanse for me jumped out! It was made by the guy from the documentary Joe Cross and Dr. OZ or at least it was endorsed by Dr. Oz hahahaha. It is a 3 day cleanse with a meal at the end of the day. They suggest only fruits and veggies for this meal but I am going to make a vegan lentil soup so I get a little extra protein from the lentils so I can still train for my half marathon.
I am going to do this for 4 weeks, every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday will be cleanse days for me and I will do smoothies, juice, homemade salads, and keep it as free of processed foods as I can (on my budget) for the other 4 days of the week. I will start this Sunday and do it this week, next week (the 23rd) the next week (the 30th) and my last week will be a little different. I will be skipping Sunday the 6th and instead doing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday that week. The 6th is my BF and I’s 1 year anniversary and he is taking me out to dinner 🙂 and in full disclosure I plan on picking up a whole pizza just for me on my way to work or having one delivered the day of the half marathon lol. So that is 2 days I will be a little off of my eating but otherwise I am going to try and keep it as clean as possible.
Here is the link to the website: http://www.doctoroz.com/article/joe-cross-3-day-weekend-juice-cleanse
Make sure you check out the link because it has tips for getting ready and finishing the cleanse.
Who is onboard with me????
I am not a doctor or nutritionist, please consult a physician before doing any radical diet changes ESPECIALLY if you have any chronic medical issues or are on any medications.
Holy crap only 2 more weeks!!!! I am so excited for this quarter to be over, I feel like I am going to be swimming in oceans of time. Next quarter (summer) I am taking medical terminology online so I am going to have so much more time.
Food from the week:
The bf and I also walked to baskin robins and got ice cream.
Last Saturday my great friend was in town for the quickest of visits, she was here for a funeral, my boyfriend and I met up with her and her friend after work Saturday afternoon. When your friend is in pain and drinking it away and asks you to drink with her, you do. So I did. I don’t drink much and when I do its usually a glass of wine or something (though I will be trying more wine soon but more on that later) but I try in general to limit myself to 1 glass of whatever it is. I wasn’t the best with my limits in college and I don’t ever need to go back to that. Anyways, I ended up drinking 4 cans of Mike’s black cherry hard lemonade, this is how much of a lightweight I am now, I got drunk off 4 cans basically fruity beer hahahaha. We were at a golf course and ended up just staying there so I ate a hot dog. Thankfully I was in bed by 10pm because I had to be up at 5am for work. But those 4 cans were too much for me, I woke up sick at 2:30am and needed to get something in my stomach, I ate a pop tart. I was hung-over the next day, hence the Mexican food on Sunday and Monday. I cannot believe how long it takes to recover from a hangover now!!!! Like the whole week to feel 100% again. Anyways that was my weekend lol.
Monday I relaxed in between classes but Tuesday I got my butt out for a walk and a run. The roommate and I did 1.3 miles walking then I did another 4 miles on the treadmill.
Wednesday the pup and I got out for about 1.5 miles walking in between classes
Thursday I went out for a run and got 3 miles in. This run was quite tumultuous and will do a whole post on it in a few days. Beware for TMI hahaha.
Friday the BF, the pup and I went for a little hike. 9.4 miles. I will do a more in depth review on the hike next week.
This was a pretty big jump in miles for me this week and I am feeling it in my legs and feet. But I am excited, this is how to get back in shape and lose weight! 19.2 miles total for the week between walking, running and hiking.
Can’t wait to see what next week brings!
How was your week?
Did you get any miles in?
What is the best meal you had this week?
Better late than never right? Hahaha
Monday- i happily took today off and had some roommate bonding time.
Tuesday-bike and walk/run
Wednesday-swim in the am and bike & walk in the pm
Thursday- dance my butt off!!!
Friday- bike and walk/run
Saturday-spinning class and swim ( if spin class isn’t cancelled) if it is then bike and walk/run
Sunday- yoga and swimming in the am and bike & walk/run in the pm.
This isy last week to lose the last pound or two to make my 5lbs weight loss goal for this month.
What are your workout plans?
I so did not want to come home from my weekend away. It was so nice to just sit in limbo. No work, no being dissapointed at how much my boyfriend is working. I just got lost in book after book surrounded by my family.
I was happy to get back to the gym tonight though. It is the first night i have felt strong since my surgery. Like i might finally be getting back to really working out.
I just want mid-january to come and hopefully things can be good again. Boyfriend’s job should slow down i should be full force working out again by then.
It’s just been a rough 6 weeks and i still have 4 more semi-rough ones to go if I stick with it.
On the plus side i drank 8 whole glasses of water today!!! It’s been awhile since that happened.
Also my trainer and i set the difficult but attainable goal of me losing 5lbs my the end of the year. Thats is 22 days!
So i have been home about, what 2.5 weeks? Wow thats it, it feels so much longer. Anyways since i got home i have been doing a mixture of insanity, jogging and the elliptical machine, mostly the elliptical machine. I have also been tracking my calories, not religiously but I’m trying and I’ve lost 4 lbs. So I’m down to 153. I’ve still got a minimum of about 10lbs to go but I’m on my way!
Sparkpeople is really working for me to track my calories easily and i am loving puting my fitness motivation pictures on my phone and changing it every week so i don’t get bored or stop really looking at it.
Having motivating pictures on my phone is perfect, i see it EVERY time i look at my phone and that is huge. I strongly suggest puting something motivating where you will see it to help you reach whatever goal you are aiming towards.