I am just about done with week 4 (of 12) with my training program and I have to say, it has been going great (and is part of the reason I just haven't been blogging lately).
The first two weeks were hard. I mean really hard. No drinking or eating anything fun was kind of getting to me and having to cut all of that out of my diet was rough. It really made me realize how addicted we are to food sometimes.
I didn't want to punish Evan and make him eat what I was eating (even though he was being very supportive and offered to eat my "special food" with me).
Since he burns calories just thinking about working out, I usually just altered his dinner with some kind of side that wasn't so boring.
It is hard when he has all of this food around the house and I have to dig down and find the willpower not to cheat. Not even one little bit. I'm the only one home the whole day, so that has been especially hard.
I think not drinking has been harder than not eating crap. I didn't realize how much I drank. I also didn't ever think about how many empty calories I was drinking every week, even if it was just wine.
I haven't had a drink in 4 weeks and I am ok with that. We are going to Napa this weekend to go wine tasting and of course I'm going to participate, but I feel better equipped now to handle a situation like that. I know that a few tastes are ok and I know that a few glasses are NOT ok.
The clean eating. It is doing wonders for all kinds of things.
My skin, my digestion, everything. On Saturday nights when I get my "cheat meal" I usually don't feel great afterwards just because I'm not really used to the grease or sugar anymore.
Last weekend I even had chicken for my cheat meal. I was as shocked as my family was, trust me. It just...sounded good.
I feel like after getting over the hurdle of the first few weeks, everything has become habit now. Going to the gym everyday has become a habit. Eating well is just what I do.
This is really the first picture in the last 4 weeks where I can start to see a little difference. It is a very slow process and since I'm such an instant gratification kind of person, that has been tough. I constantly need motivation to keep going and know that it IS working.
This picture on the left was taken on day 1 and the one on the right was taken yesterday.
I know that I'm only 4 weeks into it, so seeing crazy results shouldn't be expected, but I am also excited for the next 8 weeks to see how my body continues to change.
It is completely mental and most of the battle is in my head, making myself go to the gym, making myself stick to my diet, etc.
I didn't gain the weight in 4 weeks and I certainly don't expect to lose it in 4 weeks either, but seeing just a little progress is enough to keep me going.