You are your own reward
Friday, June 28, 2013
Two and a half weeks ago I started the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. When I started the program day 2 we went to a dinner with family and friends I brought my scheduled meal and stuck with what was on the program. The irritation for me came when I got hounded to try this, try that and I politely said no I am following this very special diet. The response “oh you’re doing that super strict diet again.” Yes I am I had proven results the first time to the tune of 22lbs in 21 days and since I was wanting to lose some more weight before my wedding and reach the promise to myself of weighing under 200lbs I chose to do the program which has me eat foods my body needs. Fast forward to later I reach my goal by hitting 199.2 lbs and I was going to be at my friend’s birthday party that night. I no more than arrive and get asked if I am drinking/taking a shot. I reply “no I am sticking with my program I just reached under 200 I would like to stay there.” You can imagine the resistance I got until it apparently became evident I was getting irritated and once again said this time a bit gruffly “no.” Later on that same night there was cheesecake. Seeing that I made the effort to bring eggplant and mushrooms to grill and hummus and carrots to snack on you would think that it might seem apparent that I am set on sticking to the program. Apparently not I got hounded until I got a bit irritated again about eating cheesecake. The point is that as I am nearing the end of this and currently down 12lbs I realize that you have to do something and stick with your convictions. For me this is a 21 day program and not that hard I am not in a state of misery because for 3 weeks I choose not to have alcohol, sugar, meat, etc. The truth is nothing feels as good as reaching that goal, fitting into those holy grail jeans that were hidden into the back of my closet. The reality is I feel good because I have fed my body proper whole foods for currently 17 days (by the end 21), I feel renewed, and last time it helped me carry the momentum to keep going. For me I now know that a reset every so often is going to be in my plan the two times I have done this I have made significant progress. I just wish some of those people in my life outside of my fiancé would be a little more understanding that I am not in a state of misery when following something strictly I am in my glory when I am following a program to the letter. I am my own reward!