It’s that time again! I am really growing to love recapping my weight loss journey every Monday. Regardless of the actual results, I am proud of my dedication to this series. If I get some real gumption, I will even post a before and after picture at the end of the Alpha phase (also known as the first 5 weeks of the program).
Nutrition// You think I would have learned my lesson after last week’s recap… I was a tad better, but nowhere near as on track as I need to be. I felt gross on Friday when I was writing about being super bloated, so I know something has to be done. Last time my digestion was great when I did the New Years, New Rules (NYNR)challenge from Prescribe Nutrition and for 15 days I eliminated gluten, dairy, soy and sugar.
I got so many comments and texts about my baby abs, but trust me, I probably had real abs when I was on the NYNR challenge. I continuously struggle with eating to reach my goals vs eating for pleasure and meeting my goals whenever I meet them. I also openly struggle with writing about my intentions on the blog because I fear not following through…so we shall see. I know that a change needs to happen if I want to reach my goals, but I need to determine how much of a change I can commit too.
Body// No weight loss again BUT I lost another inch in my waist and a little off my arms. I got a lot of feedback on the program after my post on Friday and I am learning that it may take some time before I see any drastic movements weight-wise. T25 really works to change the overall body composition…plus I know that my nutrition is a hot mess so until I get that under control, I cannot expect much.
My knees have slowly but surely gotten swollen from all of the workouts. The odd thing is that it’s not painful! I have never had swollen knees that are not associated with pain. To combat this, I have been looking into some natural ways to cope with the discomfort. I am just happy that I can continue with my workouts.
Mind// I am proud of myself. After all of the negative stuff above, I do have to admit that I am proud that I have stuck to the workout plan for the past 3 weeks. I’m officially on week 4, which means I only have 1 more week after this one before the next 5 week phase. I am still hopeful that I can make some major changes and see results in that time. My results are in my own hands. I just have to take hold of all of the tools I have and use them to my benefit.
I feel like the next line in this post should involve me talking about “the force”, so I’ll stop here and just start strategizing.
How was your last week fitness wise?
Anything life changing happen over the weekend?