Day 7 (Tuesday)
Today is day 7 of the 24 day challenge and I can happily say I’m absolutely craving free! Pizza, chicken strips, ice cream, French fries, rolls… Everything I normally crave hasn’t even crossed my mind! I have absolutely no doubt that I’m going to be able to make it through this challenge without having a cheat meal (something I couldn’t have said at the beginning of this!). When I started, my one hope for this challenge was to lose my cravings. I didn’t care about losing weight, I didn’t care if I gained any energy, I just wanted my cravings to be gone. And it’s only day 7 and I’ve already accomplished that. It feels great to drive by McDonalds and not have to pull in and order something.
Not a lot of people knew this, but my binge eating habits had gotten really bad before I started this challenge. I found myself hitting more and more drive-thru’s and hiding the evidence. I was starting to feel really out of control. I had worked so hard for my body, but I wasn’t in control of it anymore. My cravings were taking over and sabatoging everything I had worked so hard for! For more than a year I’ve fought with cravings, and lost every now and then. But mostly, I was okay. But I wasn’t okay anymore, and that’s when I knew I had to make a change.
I can’t imagine myself any smaller than I am now, I guess because this is the smallest I’ve ever been. I can’t imagine myself being any leaner, any lighter on the scale… None of that. While I hope it happens, I can’t visualize that yet. But we will see!
Day 8 (Wednesday)
Really no change on day 8. Unfortunately, I started the day in an emotional slump. I didn’t start feeling better until after lunch. I forgot to take my Catalyst today before I went to the gym. Also today at the gym, I didn’t do cardio like I’ve been doing for the past few weeks. I gave myself a “day off” with a short workout (maybe 30 minutes) consisting of weighted arm and ab exercises. My next weigh in is going to be on day 11 of the 24 day challenge. This weigh in will mark the end of the cleanse phase and the beginning of the max phase. I can tell I've lost weight in the way my clothes are fitting, and I can't wait to see my final comparison photos!
Day 9 (Thursday)
According to my Fitbit, I got 6 hours and 30 minutes of sleep last night, which for me AINT SHIT. I am so low on energy today, which isn’t good, because I’m trying to finish the cleanse phase strong! I had an oil change scheduled for after work, which would normally mean no workout for me, but I decided to push myself. I went to the gym and ran 6 miles! What a great end to the cleanse phase.
Day 10 (Friday)
This morning I weighed in at 179.6. I am so proud of myself for reaching this weight. The last 10 days have been truly challenging, but I have stayed on my diet and worked out pretty consistently and it obviously shows. Even though I didn’t completely refrain from alcohol, I have still achieved amazing results.
Days 11-13 (Saturday-Monday)
Lots of alcohol, fried food, and no supplements. I suck.
Day 14 (Tuesday)
Today, I’m back in the swing of things. Despite my bad habits over the past few days, I did make time to prepare healthy meals and snacks for the week. Meals, snacks, and supplements in hand, I took today by the horns. I remembered every supplement and even ran 4 miles after work. I still have some crap in my system but I’m feeling better and better as the day goes on.
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