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Its Been A While

3 Jun

Posting on here has been quite the challenge. It is disheartening to open wordpress everyday and see the number of people who are visiting, or I should say aren’t visiting. If I do get visitors, it usually ranges from 1 to 4 and involves about a minute and a half on the site. I’ve asked what everyone wants and get nothing in response.

From here on out, I am using this as a personal platform. I’m going to use it to keep track of my own progress. I’ve been on a weight rollercoaster all of my life and I hope that this platform allows me to share the journey, my struggles (which are by the dozen) and my successes. If you want to read, great. If you want to comment, even better. I realize the web is inundated with millions of health websites so I am not going to try to be that source anymore.

So where has my journey brought me? I’ve going from 245 pounds down to 165 and back up to 225. On my last weight loss scant, in thirty days I went from 230 lbs to 205. I haven’t weighed myself in a while, but I’d say I’m still right around that same weight. I have not worked out in over a year, but I’ve worked really hard to change my diet.  The last couple of weeks, I’ve noticed some major changes in my body like some thinning around the neck, and legs but still think I’m in the 205 range.

In June, I am working on my own challenge. With an 8 month old, it has been quite hard to get sleep let along get up before work and get a workout in.  June is going to be different. June is going to be the month I take control and start working out before work. This means I have to get up at 5:00 am get the dogs out, and then get as much of a workout in as possible. My goal is to work out at least 4 days a week. for 10 to 60 minutes each morning depending on intensity.

The first two days were great. Monday I completed a HIIT from the website Grokker. The workout was just what I needed to get started. It was 15 minutes of pure insanity, constantly moving and pushing myself. Today, I had a little less time to work out so I opted for the 7 Minute App. This app is fantastic and gives you 30 seconds of high intensity work followed by 10 seconds of rest. The workout left me completely exhausted, which is a combination of being sore from yesterday and the intensity of the workout today.

How will you challenge yourself in June? Are you beach body ready or are you like me and hoping to have a beach body by September?

Headaches Begin

2 Apr

It didn’t take long, less than 24 hours actually for the sugar headaches to begin.  This happened the last time that I went completely clean eating.  I thought the caffeine would help cut the headaches but it appears I have more of an addiction to sugar than I do caffeine. If you are joining me in the clean eating experiment, the headaches shouldn’t last too long. For me it took about 6 days last time for them to subside, but once they were gone the feeling was amazing and the energy that came back was beyond anything I had ever experienced.

I have definitely hit the fatigue button as well. Last night I was ready for bed about 8:30 and when I woke up this morning, I was in a complete fog and still tired.  I know this too will subside in a few days and am looking forward to seeing the great results.  I am hoping that once the fatigue subsides I’ll be able to start hitting the gym to give myself a much needed boost in the fitness department.

Are you doing the 30 day challenge? What are you experiencing right now? Have you given up after 24 hours?

It Starts Now

1 Apr

The time is right and I am finally going to try to commit to thirty whole days of clean eating.  I was going to attempt the Whole 30 but with the challenge of moving to and remodeling a new home, I just didn’t think it completely feasible to give up coffee and heavy cream. I will try to stay as true to the Paleo diet as possible however and eat nothing but real, wholesome, clean foods. This means no grains, sugars, or substitutes of any kind.

My inspiration is far and wide for this journey and there are a lot of great resources that I like to use whenever I’m attempting to go even 80/20. The three major sites of choice that can really get you off the ground and on the right path are Mark’s Daily Apple, Nerd Fitness, and the Practical Paleo Cookbook. Each site breaks down clean eating to a simple science that is easy to understand and follow.  Nerd Fitness provides fantastic inspiration in the form of comedic nerdisms that we can all relate to.  If you are only looking to follow one source, all three of these sites could serve as that resource. However, if you are willing to shell out a little dough to make your dreams a reality, you definitely need to check out the cookbook.

Please join me for the next thirty days and feel free to use this as a platform to support one another and to find support. Use exercise as a form of relaxation and not as a route for weight loss. Follow the mantra of Whole 9 Life and the Whole 30 challenge during the next thirty days and simply embrace the change. The next thirty days shouldn’t be hard, they should really be enjoyable.  Don’t look at the scale because it shouldn’t be something that measures your health.

If you are on board with me through the next thirty days, sign up below in the comments section and please share this post.  What types of foods are you looking forward to eating? What is going to be the hardest thing to give up?

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