Monday, January 27, 2014

21 Day Sugar Detox: RESULTS!

It's been 21 days, and on all but one day I was sugar free.  I had a small cheat when a friend made us homemade bread for dinner.  She didn't know we were detoxing and I just didn't feel it was worth it to throw away her hard work just for a perfect three weeks.  Some may choose differently, but I felt it was the right thing to do in the situation.

Anyway, let's get to the fun stuff!  How did my body like being without sugar for three weeks?  After seeing the results, it is safe to say my body loved it:

If you add that up, it ends up being 14.25 inches lost.  I'm most happy with the change my waist made!  I can definitely feel the difference of those now-missing 4.5 inches.  I will confess that the day before I took my measurements I had actually weighed in at 178 lbs but just couldn't bear to post that weight as it ties with the highest I have ever weighed (other than while pregnant).  So all in all, I am VERY happy to be dropping down back to a place I am happy with.

So what's next?  Well, the detox ended yesterday but I am still sugar-free as of right now.  I like the way my body is responding to the lack of sugar, and I believe I will continue on this course and only have sugar when it is a special treat.  I think if I can keep eating clean and really get back into working out, I might be able to hit my big goal.

Oh yeah, my big goal!  I would love to be down THIRTY pounds by my THIRTIETH birthday!  That would be from my starting weight of 178 which would put me down to 148.  I will actually be happy around 150, but 28 by 30 doesn't have the same ring to it!  ;)

It's going to be a LOT of work and dedication, but I'm motivated.  One, I want to be back to a "non-overweight" weight range according to the BMI.  Two, I want to fit into the bulk of my wardrobe again.  Three, I am sick of being out of breath doing simple stuff.  And four, and most importantly, I want to be in top fighting shape for when I get pregnant again.  I do not want to have another pregnancy where I can't work out.

Plan of attack:

  • Continue clean eating with extremely limited sugar
  • Power walk  for 45 minutes each weekday
  • Crossfit on MWF for an hour
That will mean that I will be working out twice a day 3 times a week.  While it is a bit intense, I really feel like it is the best course of action to get me to where I want to be in the time I have to get it done.  

Anyway, if you are on the fence about trying the detox I say to DO IT.  I am so happy with my results, and most importantly I feel a lot better.  Wahooo!

1 comment:

  1. Great job! It's so rewarding to see progress when a change like this is made.

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