Today was official weigh in and the start of a brand new week! I am happy to report that I am officially down 2.2 pounds. While it may not sound like much, my scale hasn’t budged in months, so this is a giant win. Also, if the momentum keeps up I have the potential to lose about 7 pounds in the first 3 weeks.
Some things I’ve learned along the way. The first couple days are the hardest while you are adjusting to portion sizes. You may feel a little “off”, but once you do adjust (and you will), you do start feeling really good. And while the containers seem small at first, they really do hold a lot of food.
This program also makes you think, and I mean really think about food. Where you want to use the containers and how. For example, I know I am going out tomorrow night for my Birthday dinner, and I know I would like to enjoy a glass of wine with my meal. I also know that a glass of wine will cost me 1 yellow container leaving me with only 1. So the question becomes, where do I want to use it? Lunch? Dinner? I decided on lunch as I need the carbs to fuel me for the afternoon at work. I can skip it at dinner and have a salad or veggies in it’s place and be able to enjoy my wine.
The containers take a lot of guess work out of the food, but it still requires a bit of forethought and planning on your part.
The workouts are wonderful. I’m really enjoying all the weights. My muscles are sore, but in a good way. It’s a nice mix of different things, cardio, weights, yoga. It really incorporates everything.
So today was Total Body Cardio Fix, and nice mix of cardio, weights and working those abs. I feel this one for several days after.
Chocolate Shakeology (red container), water and ice.
Greek yogurt (red container) and mixed berries (purple container).
Spinach salad. Baby spinach, onions and shredded carrot (2 green containers), 1 hard boiled egg and crumbled bacon (1 red container), honey dijon dressing (orange container), 12 raw almonds (blue container). Love this salad.
Apple (purple container) and 100% all natural peanut butter (2 tsps).
Oven baked pork chop seasoned with a bit of oregano (red container), roasted brussels sprouts (green container), baby red potatoes (yellow container).
And that concludes Day 8!
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