Down in my measurements! Woo hoo!
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
I've been keeping up with my strength training, eating lots of veggies, lentil and protein and sprinkling my cardio and I'm seeing a real difference now in my body. I'm down a full inch in my waist, a half an inch in my hips and 3/4 of an inch in each of my thighs. My clothes are looser (which was what tipped me off to measuring myself) and I'm really seeing a difference when I look at my waist. I doubt I've lost any weight more than a pound or two at best because I've been working on gaining muscle. (The last time I weighed myself there wasn't any change). It's not the weight but the body fat I want to shred. I don't mind it if it's muscle.
I've had some stressful times where I have gone off the plan a little bit. But then I go back on it as soon as I can. I think the hardest part of it isn't sugar...it's chocolate. I love chocolate. I really don't like sugary things anymore outside of chocolate. That's my go to when I'm stressed. I wish that wasn't the case, but it happens.
I also got some digestive enzymes because I was reading how as we age our intestinal track can lose it's ability to digest foods so the nutrients end up leaving the body rather than getting absorbed. So I gave it a shot. I have more energy now and it seems like it is making a difference. I also read (whether this is true or not, who knows?) that if you aren't getting the nutrients in your food then your body perceives itself to be in starvation mode. So maybe that's why my body has been fighting me when it comes to losing weight?
I'm willing to try anything to get my body to feel energetic and strong this year.