Thursday, June 07, 2012
So far, I am doing really well with the challenge! I am now on day 12 of the challenge and this week, I have given up all sugar in my diet. Surprisingly, I haven't had any serious cravings yet! A co-worker offered me a piece of cake the other day and today I was offered some delicious chocolate pralines, but I said no thank you! AND IT WAS SO EASY, TOO!
But that being said, I don't think I could keep this up in the long run, and honestly, I wouldn't even want to. I think I would eventually end up getting really intense cravings and maybe even end up going overboard to compensate for not being able to have any sugar. I don't like going to extremes and I'm a huge believer in having everything in moderation! I am going to finish this challenge though just to see how my body will respond and to learn to cut back on sugar so it's not necessarily a daily thing and to only enjoy it in moderation. Just to put it back in its place! It's also nice to push myself a little harder and challenge myself to give up sugar for a few weeks. Getting out of your comfort zone is usually a good thing, and I'm sure I'll learn a lot by the time this challenge is over!
Monday, June 04, 2012
I joined the 5K Your Way Rookie Running program today and I also went for my first walk/run! It was so much fun and I felt comfortable with the pace I was going as well as the time/distance. During week 1, you walk for 4 minutes and then jog for 1 minute, and then repeat three more times. I am so excited to be doing this and I finally want to complete this program and be able to run my first 5K in just eight weeks from now! I'm taking it very easy and making sure I give myself enough a day off after each run, and do something else on those days instead. I'm also going to focus on stretching thoroughly after my workouts because I don't want to get shin splints this time!
Also, I am now on week 2 of the Tame Your Sweet Tooth challenge, and it's going very well so far! I haven't had any sugar in two days now and I'm not having any cravings for it either. It'll be interesting to see how my body will respond during the next couple of weeks! This week, I have to choose three sources of sugar I usually reach for when I get a craving, and then eliminate them from my diet for the next few weeks. My sugar triggers are ice cream, chocolate (and all kinds of sweets) and chocolate pudding (an odd choice, you might think, but I actually used it to satisfy my cravings for chocolate and stop eating it so much - and now it has become a problem and I eat it way too often so I need a break). I'll update you guys with more info later on!
OH AND BY THE WAY! I need to brag one last time! I lost three more pounds this week which means I'm down to 164.5 pounds!!! WOO HOO!
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