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I'm Back! New Challenge, New Attitude

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wow, so my last blog entry was August 5th. Yeah, that totally sucks. Anyway, I am back yet again determined to reach my destination on my health/fit journey.

First things first...I gained back all of the weight that I lost on my challenge at the beginning of the year. Plus about 5 extra pounds. I had stopped exercising and was not making healthy eating choices. Ok, enough of that depressing stuff...

Fast forward to a few days ago...

I've signed up for 90-day Fitness Challenge with my church. My first weigh-in was last Wednesday (11/16/11). Yep, I topped off at the highest weight of my life! That translates to motivation to stick with the challenge.

My first official day of the challenge was on this past Sunday, November 20. For the first 30 days we are on a low-carb, high-protein eating plan. My biggest challenge: preparation! I love veggies and lean meats so the food is no problem. It's having/taking the time to prepare it. And I'm not copping out - I work an 8-5 job, have my own business which I'm working about 30 hours a week right now and I handle administrative duties at my church. So trying to fit a work out AND preparing food into that schedule...yeah, I guess that's part of the reason it's called A CHALLENGE!

Anyway, since I have this blog set up already and our PT, Trinity, encourages us to write about our journey, I'm going to do it here on SP!

What I've experienced/learned so far (only 2 days in)...
- Eating low-carb, high-protein doesn't mean I'll die of starvation
- I have to listen to my body. I have had times when my mind sings the Checkers song "ya gotta eat". But then I ask my tummy am I really hungry. If I am, I eat...if not, I don't. BIG lesson for me. The protein is helping a lot w/ not being hungry all the time.
- My energy level is SOOO much higher already. I woke up 45 minutes early today and worked out and feel great! So usually my alarm would sound at 6:15 and I'd snooze 'til maybe 6:45 b/c of being so tired. This morning, my body woke me at 5:30am. I cleaned up a bit, worked out, my alarm went off at 6:15 and I got to work on time; it's 11am now and I'm not a bit tired!
- I have to stay committed, not just for 30 days or 90 days...I have to stop putting myself last for the duration.

SHOUT OUT TO Trinity at TRINITY FITNESS LLC ( www.trinityfitnessllc.co
) for working with us on this challenge!

Deuces n Smooches! ~ Diva emoticon
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