WOW! Great feedback today. Everyone seems to be adjusting really well, and finding the right foods to choose. Remember to use the group for ideas, my grocery list is under the files section on the Facebook page and the fun facts blog post is a good source as well. When I started eating this way, the key for me was logging EVERYTHING. If you know me well, you know I am super OCD. I was a total freak about logging everything perfectly. Not everyone is like that so do what works for you, but believe you will have better success if you log your food. I still to this day do better when I am logging what I eat, even though I feel like I am a pro at this.
So here we are 3 days in!! YAY!! I will tell you week three is when I really started to see my body changing and I was feeling amazing. I was lucky enough to start this part of my journey with a couple good friends, I swear ALL we did was talk about what we were eating and exchanged ideas constantly. I believe it brought us even closer than we already were! Right, Kelly and Cara! Ha! So if you have friends in this group, talk, text, email etc. There are a lot of awesome people in this group and thats why doing this together will be another key to your success!
During week five, I remember looking over at my friend Kelly after the back track in Body Pump and telling her, “man we are not the same people we were a month ago!” Our lives were forever changed, not only were we looking great, it was the best and strongest I have felt my whole life. I never thought after 2 c-sections I could ever have my pre-baby body back. Well I didn’t my body looked and felt EVEN BETTER!!!
SO now the next question is HOW? After 12 weeks of eating this way, how do I keep progressing?? Well the answer is…this is NOT a diet, it is a lifestyle. Not only are you continuing on your journey, but you have a created a healthy lifestyle that will make you feel and look great. We continue to do this by finding ways to satisfy our cravings and learn to choose the right foods. I tell my clients ALL the time, when you can live with a lifestyle that teaches moderation you will be successful. One of my favorite quotes ever is, “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day” -Jim Rohn
It might be hard to see this now, but YOU are living a healthy lifestyle, setting an example for others around you, inspiring someone to start or reach their own goals, motivating someone to make a change! Thats what this is ALL about!!
That being said I made an amazing dinner tonight!! WHO said you CAN’T have a burger and fries?!?!?!
4oz 93/7 hamburger patty. I skipped the bun tonight but you could very well have one!!! Sweet Potato fries, peel and slice thin, I sprinkled with a small amount of olive oil (coconut oil is good as well) place in toaster oven or oven on 425 for 20 minutes or so. I moved them around alot, because they need to crisp up. You could even broil the last few minutes. Paired with steamed Broccoli. This dinner was amazing, macro friendly and loved by the whole family.