It’s been about a week since I last posted. It has been a crazy week to say the least! So I think we should recap before moving forward. I visited a friend last week in New York and it was great to see her. This is the second birthday her and I have spent together. Last year I bought us a hotel room and Luke Bryan tickets at Saratoga Performing Arts Center- oh how Luke shakes his booty 😉
This year we were in Syracuse and since it was rainy we went to lunch and walked around the mall, which is HUGE so you can literally walk around for hours and not get bored. She picked the restaurant because she’s the birthday girl, and I won’t lie this made me nervous. While I’ve been macro counting, I have been eating a mostly clean diet. So I made the executive decision to not track my food for her birthday. It was definitely a hard one to make, but I knew I would be much happier. And I hadn’t had a cheat meal or day at all in my training. One wasn’t going to hurt me.
She picked Johnny Rockets and it was fucking delicious.
To hold myself accountable, I posted this picture to Instagram because like I said I don’t eat like this often and you know sometimes enjoying someone company is more important than being paranoid about what you’re eating.
Here’s my disclaimer… One bad meal won’t hurt you, just like one good meal won’t help you. You don’t gain weight over night so you can’t lose it the same way.
I also had chicken wing dip that night with another friend. If you don’t know what chicken wing dip is you are missing out!
Anyway… I had purchased the 3-Day Refresh prior to going on my day trip, so when I got home I figured this was the perfect time to try it out. The refresh is a 3 day cleanse that helps you de-bloat and get rid of cravings from excess salts and sugars. Since I’m a new coach I figured let’s do it up!
Holy struggle bus! The second day I was a bit irritable and had to put myself down for a nap. This doesn’t happen to everyone, but I was still doing hard core workouts while using the refresh as my sleep wasn’t the best at night. My friend, Brittany and I did a joint post about this product because we had very different experiences. You can check it out here!
The weekend was pretty packed with work and lifting, but most importantly DANCE! Growing up I danced competitively and in college I was on the dance team and the cheerleading squad for football season… Prior to my weight gain. I never thought I’d be able to dance like that again even though I maintained most of my flexibility. Well, I realized that the classroom at my gym is empty Sunday nights. So I got my dance on after work. It was fantastic.
Then came Monday and I was having some gut issues. I mean I was looking down and looking in the mirror and going “WHY WON’T YOU SHRINK FASTER?” I started going through pictures on my phone… because there’s a million selfies on there. I paired two photos together. The photo from the day before I started lifting and a photo from about 50ish days after I started prepping and lifting.
Remember that hater post I wrote? Yeah, here’s your fuck you :] 15.5 pounds different, clearly inches lost, down a pant size and I’m still going! 13 weeks until the competition and I’m beasting through my macro counting and lifting. I’m lifting heavier and eating smarter. I’m getting my cardio in and taking my vitamins. My sleep could be better, but whatever.
This photo has basically shut me up, well at least for this week. I can’t wait for these next 13 weeks to go by. I can’t wait for more progress. This has been a crazy roller coaster, and I couldn’t be happier with the challenges I’ve faced and have overcome.
I can’t wait to show you more of my journey, but until then here are some photos to keep you entertained!