My oh my. Life gets away from you sometimes, doesn't it? I haven't posted since October and I'm pretty sure that's the longest I've ever gone without an update. And you know what they say: silence on a blog is never a good thing!
So what's been going on with me? I've officially finished physical therapy as of Monday (woot woot!!) and am cleared to start an "aggressive power walking routine" which just makes me chuckle. I've never really considered power walking to be "aggressive" although I do know it can be a great workout. So I will be starting that shortly. In the months of being unable to be active, my weight increased far more than I'd like to admit. I've found that in order for me to truly be successful, I have to combine working out and eating right. If I'm not working out, I tend to eat far worse than I would if I was. I know that isn't logical, but that's definitely the way it is for me!
Now that I am in the clear, I have also started to get my diet back on track. To kick it off, I am doing a 21-day Sugar Detox with Hubster. It's a gradual detox so you don't just cut everything out at once, which makes me happy because I am clearly addicted to the sweet stuff after the holiday season. Here are the "rules" of the program:
Remove all obvious sugars that include:
Continue with week 1 protocol and also remove not-so-obvious sugars that include anything with:
Artificial sweeteners (ALL of them)
High fructose corn syrup
Continue with week 1 & 2 and also remove any and all products that contain white flour that include, but not limited to:
I'm currently on Day 3. The first day was easy, but it is getting a bit harder with each passing day. Man, I want those tasty goodies! But I know that if I can just break up with them for a little bit, my cravings will be significantly less in the long term.
In the spirit of tracking all the dirty details of a diet on the internet, I'm also going to be tracking my progress. I took before measurements and will take measurements again after the 21 days. I'm not expecting a huge decrease, but it will be interesting to see nonetheless. Without further ado, here are my numbers:
If you saw that number and thought, "Holy shiz! She's gained a lot of weight!" then you are not alone my friend. That was my very thought. It's easy to deceive yourself into thinking you look better than you do, but numbers don't lie. Or pants. My pants definitely don't lie. So it's time to get back in the game and really make an effort. I'm turning 30 this year and I want to be in much better shape for that day!
And with that, I leave you to go eat a nice healthy salad for dinner. I'll update you on my progress soon!
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