So, I was supposed to start Country Heat yesterday but I realized it meant having rest days on Sundays. I like having my rest days on Mondays or Fridays….So, I opted to wait and officially start today and have Mondays off! I have video calls and extra training for my coach stuff, so Mondays gets kinda busy 🙂 And, I have plenty of time for a half hour workout on Sundays 🙂
I did start the nutrition plan yesterday! And, it’s the same as the 21 Day Fix plan, so that’s really nice ‘cuz I’m very used to it! I just needed to use the little calculator in the Country Heat nutrition guide to figure out if I’m a Plan A, B, C or D and I figure out how many containers I can have a day and I’m good to go! I’m a Plan B and will soon move to the top end of Plan A. And, I love that I’m familiar with the foods lists! The best options are at the top of the list for each color-coded container. And, I definitely have my faves and my go-to’s! So, honestly, the hardest and unsexiest part for me is to just get back in the habit of actually tracking each and every little thing I eat. And, I’m also going to be journaling how I FEEL each day to recognize when things may be getting tough. Overall, I eat well during the week ~ I estimate 80/20….80% clean and 20% not-so-clean lol. But, it’s the bites of this and the tastes of that have clearly added up! And, my weekends haven’t been 80/20 for a while now 🙁 Plus, I’ve been enjoying a few adult beverages during the week and on weekends for the summer and time to cut that back for 30 days! Not only are they empty calories but my food choices are bad when I enjoy them lol! I haven’t decided for sure but I may give myself 1 or 2 treat meals and/or drinks in these 30 days. Part of me NEEDS and CRAVES just sticking to the program 100%….’cuz honestly it’s really not that hard and I KNOW it’s not that hard. But, the other part of me just feels like if I am TOO GOOD and don’t allow myself any treats at all (the plan totally allows for some treats….it’s just honestly where I can sometimes take that 😉 that I may set myself up for failure. So, this time around, I’m not deciding upfront. I’m just gonna do the best I can and see how the month plays out!
Day 1 was really good! I wasn’t tempted by all the chips and candy I saw at work today (ha, yes, I know…it’s only day 1)! My nutrition was #onpoint! I LOVED my workout! It was Country Swing and it was about a half hour and it flew by! I forgot to turn off my workout session right away but right around 300 calories for a half hour workout! I’ll take it! And, I was at 8140 for steps when I started and finished with 12,084!!! WAHOO! It really made me miss the certification class! AND, it really made me excited to practice practice practice and start group classes!! I think part of the reason I’m SO excited for this program is to bring it to more people! I’ve missed group fitness SO much!
So, here’s goes nothing! More of the unsexy things I will do in the name of achieving my health & fitness goals…..weight, measurements and before pics!
And, pics are never easy….BUT sharing them helps me stay accountable.
Measurements are also never easy to share….and unsexy…yes, very boring….to take. Blah blah blah. But, again, sharing them helps me stay accountable AND helps motivate me to kick. some. butt.
I would say I’m starting over but that’s not really how I look at this. Yes, I’m at one of the highest weights I’ve been….but I also feel the strongest I’ve ever felt. And, I honestly never gave up….I just lost some of my inspiration and determination ~ I made excuses ~ I got complacent ~ I let life get to me ~ and got a little too comfortable in my fun summer life. I’m over it now, tho. It was fun and it was hard at the same time. And, now I must get back to work.
And, as I’ve shared before, I’ve been working out all this time ~ definitely not to the intensity I would have liked with my foot and some other issues BUT my workouts are still not where I struggle. My eating and my relationship with food is where I struggle. But, where there is a struggle, there is also strength in overcoming. Time to overcome again.
So, YES, I’m very happy with my day 1! I’ll be straight up that the first 5 days of anything new are pretty tough for me. Day 1 always seems the easiest ~ days 2 thru 5 hard ~ and then I kinda settle in. I have to focus on all the wonderful food I will have vs. the things I’m choosing not to right now. And, I’m going to focus hard on my results….and more importantly WHY I want to achieve what I do (blog post coming about that)! If you keep the inspiration as to WHY you’re going after something, it’s a lot easier to….go after something lol.
I would love it if you follow and support me as I go over these next 30 days! I’m going to be going live daily from my health & fitness page on Facebook daily for extra accountability (you can click here and LIKE my page to get notifications when I go live 🙂 And, I’m starting more giveaways and fun things this month, so stay tuned there AND here!). I’m going to be doing weekly weigh-ins, pics and measurements! And, I kicked off a new private coaching group with 6 awesome ladies and I’m already looking to them for inspiration….because they help me more than they even know!
I have some BIG year-end goals to hit and I’m excited about some new things I’m going for in 2017 and will be sharing later! 40 lbs. gone by the end of the year ~ and honestly, if the scale doesn’t cooperate, that’s totally fine….let’s say a size 6 then….I’m in a 10-12…closer to 12 right now 🙂 So, that will work. Thanks for checking in and STAY TUNED 🙂
And, your bonus tonight is something that just happened and was SO cute I just had to share it! B and I were walking home tonight and I told her to say goodbye to her little friend, Sophie. Sophie was already on her bike headed home, so B yelled, “Bye Sophie ~ I love you!” Sophie yelled back, “Love you, too ~ see ya tomorrow!” How cute is that?!? #icanteven #littlegirlsaretoocute #buthandfuls #thatsSophieinthebackground 🙂