Week 1 of my Fall 5% challenge
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Honestly, I was not sure that I was going to be able to do this.
I stink at dieting.
I hate exercising.
I think everyone gets to a point where they realize that age, children, and lifestyle has caught up with them and we just can not continue down the same road if we want to feel good about ourselves.
This is incredibly difficult but necessary in all aspects of our lives and the one that is confronting me now is my body. Not only how it looks but how it feels. It is begging me to CHANGE.
So here I am, week 1 completed. I am drowning myself in water and black coffee. I cut out carbs which brought on 3 days of intense headaches, which are now gone. I have gotten my butt out of bed at 5:15 every morning so that I can exercise to my favorite Jillian Michaels videos before I have to shower and get the kids up. My energy is one hundred fold in the mornings now! I even got up and did it this morning, on a Saturday! I feel focused and clearer then I have felt in some time.
I have also cut out all alcoholic beverages during the week. Let me tell you, I was most worried about that. Having a glass of wine while making dinner after a long day was my salvation. I wanted to cry thinking about not having it anymore but I happened to see a part of a show specifically talking about alcohol and how it hurts your chances of weight loss so I knew it to had to go. The first couple of days were rough but honestly I am feeling less tired at night and am kind of enjoying knowing that I do not "need it" to relax after a long day.
Now granted....I weighed myself this morning and after all of those changes I have lost
actually I have gained .2. Now I could let that defeat me and eat a loaf of bread along side a giant bowl of spaghetti....oh yum! But I am going to tell myself it is my body burning that fat off and replacing it with heavy muscle! haha Ok, so probably not true but I am not going to lose my motivation. I am going to concentrate on how I am feeling and not on how that evil scale makes me feel. That thing will not rule my life. I am in control and I am going to lose at least 5% for this challenge!! Woo hoo!!
Hope all my other team mates out there are having a good week and making the most of this challenge! Good luck everyone and keep sparking!