Day 7/60 (Week 1) Weigh IN: It’s a BABY !!!
Welcome Welcome Welcome ! I am so excited for this weeks weigh in – if you can’t already tell. What a good week of beasting it out.
On day 1, you read how concerned I was in letting myself get this far. A change needed to happen and I knew how intentional I had to be in order to make that happen.
Here are some of the changes I had to make through out the week to begin my first weeks weight loss:
#1: Lot’s of water: For the past 5 months – I just got hooked on Soda – yes, I know – that sugar sweetened addictive beverage. Yeap! That’s been thrown out the door and have been replaced with my lovely gallon of water I carry around with me all the days. Go H2O
#2. Clean out the fridge: I had to re-evaluate what was in my fridge – well let’s just say there were not much in it to begin with – but I did go shopping and bought better choices of food – paying attention to calorie counts and how much I would need per day.
#3. Don’t Starve Myself: Pft. Don’t worry – I learned that years ago – starving does not work – matter fact it can make it worse – that can lead to over consumption later on…which can lead to a higher weight gain rending the starvation counter productive. What I actually did this week was space out my meals to 5 times a day keeping in mind portion control and would only take in what was needed to fuel a workout or activity for a couple of hours – without letting my body go in starvation mode.
#4: Supplements & Multivitamins: Oh man – I have learned my lesson in the last weight loss challenge in 2012. We want to burn fat and not eat muscle – I had to make sure of that. So recovery drinks (the right ones of course) and supplements to help preserve muscle and muscle re-building was imperative. Also multivitamins to replace those lost throughout the day needed also be emphatic.
#5. Being active: A friend once said that weight loss is 80 percent diet and 20 percent workout. I believe it – but I knew how crucial that 20 percent still is – and so I was intentional in making sure I was active through out the week – whether it’s helping out on the farm – running some miles – doing INSANITY at night or The Biggest Loser Cardio in the A.M – I still had to move my body – (I like to move it move it….I like to …… MOVE IT !! <—- okay enough of that)
#6. And lastly – Allow a cheat meal: I used to have this all-or-nothing attitude – but have come to the understanding that there are going to be bad days and that’s okay. So I cheated once – I had 1 small slice of pizza….let’s STOP right there for a moment – I did say ONE slice – meaning that even though I cheated – I didn’t throw in the towel and over ate – I just had a small piece (portion control – remember) – so if you want to cheat – go ahead – but keep in mind – don’t over do it! You still have work to do 😀
And now, here is the moment you have all been waiting for. Week 1’s weigh in – don’t be surprised – because of my drastic change this week – I expected a high number – Biggest Loser Status !!!
Whoap !!!! Ladies and Gentlemen – Week 1’s weigh in:
what does 14 pounds look like???
Now that the baby’s out….week 2 – here I come 😀 Target weight loss goal – 5 pounds.
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Oh and here is just another one of my covers I just recorded 😀