It’s been two months since I’ve posted at all, including updating my weight loss progress. The truth is, I’ve been going backwards. I was doing well for awhile, and then I started to get lazy about the walking… then my dad came to town, and I spent the week hanging out with him… and eating, and eating, and eating. He left, and I kept eating. I’m in a group on Facebook for dispatchers who are trying to lose weight, and many of the girls there are doing the 21 day fix. I looked at it for awhile, and decided that it was worth trying. What I’ve been doing clearly isn’t working, so perhaps it is time for something more drastic! The trip I impulsively booked to Orlando for October isn’t hurting either. I would certainly like to be lighter by the time that trip rolls around.
My 21 Day Fix kit arrived in the mail on Saturday afternoon. I spent a portion of that afternoon finishing up my tentative meal plans, and then spent Sunday grocery shopping, cooking and prepping foods for the week. I also took some “before” pictures, and got all of my measurements recorded so that I can keep track of my progress.
For some reason, I was kind of nervous about starting the program… I didn’t sleep particularly well because every time I woke up (I’m not a very solid sleeper most nights), I would start thinking about the food I needed to make, when I was going to do my workout, etc. I was also REALLY hungry in the middle of the night because I’d eaten dinner way earlier than normal. I should have eaten a granola bar or something, but I didn’t. Because of the nerves and the empty stomach, I woke up Monday dealing with some nausea. It definitely made for a bit of a rough start, but I managed to get my planned breakfast cooked and consumed.
Then it was time for the first workout. Oh my goodness. I had to modify the modified portion, and I still felt like I was watching them working out at times! I knew I was in trouble right away… by the time the workout was over, my thighs already felt weak. When I went to leave for work, I made it about 3 steps down before my legs started to buckle and I thought I was going to fall down the stairs! The soreness started to set in towards the end of the day.
I also had my first experience with Shakeology yesterday. Uh, yeah… this is the point when I really got nervous. It. Was. NASTY. I managed to get it down, but it took a lot of water between chugs, and it was not pleasant. Hopefully I’ll be able to make some changes to make it more palatable going forward. I’m definitely glad I ordered the sample pack with the different flavors so I could try them all!
In the end, I managed to get in all of my containers except one of the greens. Mainly because I started the day off feeling so sick to my stomach. By the time I got home from work, I finished off the containers I had planned to eat at the end of the day, but I just. could. not. stomach the idea of another green container.
All in all, not a bad start.