First couple of days of The Spark Solution
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Day 1 of The Spark Solution.
I've been up since 5 am and I just got home from school. Needless to say I'm exhausted, but I was able to follow the plan today. I'm super proud that I got my workout in early in the morning, so the rest of the day was almost effortless. I had more energy because I did that. I did a lot of the prep over the weekend before my classes started to make sure I could follow the food plan. My food choices haven't been great and knocked me off my weight loss plan some time ago, so making sure I followed the Spark Solution food plan was important to me. Thankfully, I followed it pretty well. There were a few bumps in the road, but ultimately I was able to finish under 1500 calories. Two problems I faced, no time to eat. I ended up eating my turkey sandwich with no veggies since I couldn't compile it in time for lunch... And even lunch I ate during a meeting. The next thing was that I was still super hungry when I got home a minute ago. I ended up eating some hot food that my mom had out... I restricted myself to a little "taste," which I feel good about. It probably would have better to not eat it at all, but I'm also trying to learn to be forgiving to myself. I feel like I made a lot of good decisions today.
Day 2 of The Spark Solution.
Today is supposed to be my "easy" day because I actually get off of work on time and get to go home to relax for a few hours. Unfortunately, it didn't work that way. I love The Spark Solution food, but honestly, I wish I had more discipline and prepared most of it over the weekend. Or at least, I wish I decided to double meals to eat multiple times during the week. I got home and spent the rest of the evening cooking food for tomorrow's lunch and dinner since I will not be home to make them. I ate late, and ended up doing my strength training after dinner. It wasn't the best idea, but I'm glad I got it done. I always think of strength training as easier than cardio for some reason because you're not so out of breath. I forget how tough it actually is. My biggest problem today was not preparing enough snacks for the afternoon. I was famished by the time I got home and it didn't help with my urge to overeat. I restrained myself for the most part, but I had a few guilty bites here and there unfortunately.
Ultimately, I have to remember, tomorrow is a new day, and I'm happy with the choices I made today. I feel good despite being slightly tired and a bit overwhelmed (with real life outside of this program). Oh well, I'm ready to keep going forward.
Day 3, here I come!