Let me start by saying that I am really enjoying Rebecca’s training! I have received meal options for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks that I am able to pick from. She gave me very specific strength exercises for all major body parts. I was even able to Skype with her this morning and have her answer some questions I had.
While I knew some of the changes would be tough, I had forgotten about how the absence of certain foods, like chocolate and potato chips would be really difficult for me. The past few nights, I have gone to bed with headaches. I know those headaches are caused by withdrawing from the sugar I was eating before starting this plan. It has been hard not having my nightly dark chocolate fix, but I know that it will be worth it in the long run.
Also, this being a holiday weekend, I was withdrawing from eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I had to pick ONE meal where I could cheat and the rest I needed to stay on track. That was hard! I chose a picnic we went to last night with friends for my cheat meal. I knew there would be lots of goodies and that I wasn’t strong enough to say no to everything yet. Let me tell you, it was hard to not grab a handful of chips from the leftovers today! I didn’t (yay me!) and sent them with Rich and the kids to be eaten at the pool this afternoon while I went and worked out.
Making changes is hard! I know I won’t always do the right thing and I need to give myself grace when I mess up. The important things are to learn from the mistakes I make, keep myself headed in the right direction and do my best. I really want to finish this journey strong, just like in any of my races.
Anywhoodle, I was inspired by a fellow winner of the cyber training, Sarah, to post a before picture of myself…
I’ll be blogging specifically about my cyber training on Sundays. That is when I check in with Rebecca. I’ll be calling it “Strong Body Sundays.” Keep me accountable!