I haven’t posted in awhile about my 8 Week Challenge journey so I can’t actually remember what day I am at.
So lets see….I have sitting pretty steady at an 11 lbs lost at this point. Also I have lost 4 inches off my waistline. I have maintained the Challenge Friendly, cleaning eating food plan for pretty much the entire challenge.
I did however have a few cheats along the way. The most recent was this past weekend when we went out for some Gelato. I mean I couldn’t pass up a small bowl of that goodness. And it was hotter than Hell outside so the cold treat was well deserved.
I am exercising more that ever and have started doing some strength training. I honestly never thought that I would enjoy it, but I really do. I always shied away from it, 1) because lets face it, I hate to exercise and 2) I was always worried about getting big Hulkamania muscles. Gross!
But this challenge has changed the outlook on so many things for me. The fact that I can do without sugar in my life. I really don’t miss it at all. I feel like I have more energy and my sleep has improved. Also, overall I just feel better. I feel like I carry myself better. Even my palate has changed.
Right now I am addicted to spinach. Couldn’t not stand it before the challenge. I thought the taste of it was horrible.
Now??? Now I eat it all the time. Currently I am loving it in shakes, you know the ones that look like green sludge, yup those shakes. Just had one for lunch….so delicious!
I am certainly looking forward to what the final stretch holds over the next week and a half.