Ok first things first.
Oatmeal eaters- how do you do it? I just can't get on board with the whole oatmeal thing. I don't know if it is the texture or the taste or what, but literally it just makes me skin crawl.
This is unfortunate since I'm supposed to be eating it every morning (NOT the instant oatmeal, the steel cut ones that look like pig feed).
She has a very specific diet that I'm supposed to be following to a T everyday (and really, I am) but the oatmeal I just can't do!
my meals for the week- excluding 12 almonds and a protein shake
The hardest thing to deal with this week is the new routine and the cravings. I'm so used to eating whatever and my body just wants some sugar or some cheese!
I know that the cravings will start going away in the next week or 2, but it is hard to have that mental battle with myself every time I want a cookie or some chocolate.
Another hard thing to deal with this week is eating the same exact thing every single day. Now for some people, I know this wouldn't be a problem and might even seem like a great solution to not knowing what to make for dinner and prepping meals for the week, but for me, the person who won't decide what to have for dinner until I know what "sounds good", this is some form of torture.
As for the workouts. They are very reasonable and doable and I think that has been what has really been pushing me through this. They aren't impossible, kick your ass until you cry kind of workouts. She has me set up with part of the workout being cardio (treadmill or bike or yoga) and the second part strength training (free weights or machines).
I am down 2 pounds so far this week and it is only Thursday! I know that this is something I can stick with for 12 weeks and after that, I hope to be better able to use this knowledge when cooking all of the time. It is definitely a state of mind and if you tell yourself you can and will do something, you can really do anything.