The past few weeks I could NOT have been less motivated to work out, eat healthy, even move off of the couch (DVR is bad like that). See previous entry.
But I think I finally found my motivation - interestingly enough, it came from someone ELSE'S motivation.
My boyfriend has been talking about doing a cleanse for a few weeks now. We were going to do this juice diet by Blueprint but it was freaking $65 a day and that just was not in the budget. He's one of the reasons I have a hard time getting motivated because there's always something to do, somewhere to go, someone to hang out with instead of working out. And we kind of enable each other in the eating department, whether its ordering a pizza at 10 pm or choosing Five Guys Burgers instead of making chicken at home. During the day I'll do well, drinking just a slimfast or getting lots of water, then at night he calls and says, "Hey, want to do sushi tonight?" and it's all out the window in a whirlwind of sake and wine and OH MY GOSH rolls.
He's been feeling the fluff lately too, though, and we decided to hit up GNC last night and see what they had to offer. We ended up both getting the GNC Total Lean 7 day fat loss kit (here www.gnc.com/product/inde
) and we started it today. Basically, you get 14 shakes (2 for each day), a vitamin packet for each day to help burn more calories, balance water weight, and give you energy, and a pre-diet cleanse drink for each day to clean you out. There are 7 bottles of cleanse, 7 pill packets, 7 chocolate shake mixes, and 7 vanilla. You replace two meals or snacks a day with a shake, drink the cleanse as a snack, and take the pills in the morning (all part of a 1500 calorie diet supposedly). The guy at the store told us he would do the pills and a shake in the morning, eat lunch as you usually would, then do the cleanse for a snack in the afternoon followed by your final shake in the evening. I liked that idea - it would allow boyfriend to still go to lunch at work and both of us would be drinking a shake at night so we'd be less tempted together. The diet plan that comes with the box varies it, some days the shake is lunch some breakfast some snack etc etc so hardcore followers or anyone who didn't have an idea of what to do could follow that.
I'll check back in and let you know how it worked for me, but if nothing else, it got me excited again. We went to the gym together yesterday and then grocery shopped for all sorts of healthy things. Salad, carrots, granola, hurrah! It might be just a placebo effect but if that's what it takes to get me going, I won't complain one bit. I needed a partner more than anything this time around, so hopefully he sticks with this too and we can go on this journey together.