This blog will be short. The summary; I hate diets. Yet, here I am eating like a rabbit seven days out of the week. I’ve somehow justified that it’s not really a diet because I’m choosing to make these changes. It’s really no secret I put on extra pounds during basketball season. My daily workouts took a back seat in exchange for several hours in front of the computer watching film. The reward was well worth it (shout out to my babies 14-6a district champs). I do believe self care is so important, so I’ve committed 2019 to making sure I don’t neglect my body. To start, I began my normal workout routine again. Secondly, I started a diet. To jump start weight loss I cut out all carbs and all sugars. The first few days I craved ice cream, then a co worker ate MOD pizza and I almost cracked. I’m three weeks in and I still face moments of weakness. I’m pleased with my results thus far and I feel so much healthier. My current favorite things to eat: pickles, cucumbers, cheese cubs, and baked chicken. Oddly enough when you are hungry everything you can consume seems appealing.
Back to the point of it all. I will be posting and vlogging every two weeks (YouTube link down below) to show you my progress. I’ll give meals options, exercise suggestions, and fill you in on any cheating that took place. For all of you out there just starting or starting for the third or fourth time (me) keep pushing! Remember that day one is always the hardest and no matter how many times you find yourself starting over it’s the commitment you have made that matters. Self care is the best care! Listed below are my meals-
Meals this week:
- Breakfast: Carrots and hummus, Green smoothie (no added sugar), Cucumbers and vinegar with a grapefruit
- Lunch: Salad with sunflower seeds, lettuce, olives, pecans, cucumber and either chicken or salmon
- Dinner: Choice of meat 8 oz., one vegetable ex. broccoli, green beans and fruit
- Beverages: black coffee, water, sparkling water
Until next time, happy reading!