So what have I done? Another round of 21 Day Fix Extreme.
Actually, my FIRST 21 Day Fix Extreme program.
Actually, I've done the 21 Day Fix a few rounds - & had great success with that. But when my Extreme program came in the mail, I was training for my last half marathon so I just incorporated that in with my running. Not doing the full plan.
& then after the race, I went straight into Hammer & Chisel - so I never actually did the Extreme program all the way through.
So why not start for another 21 days & see how it goes....
Well, I actually failed...
In the sense that I didn't fully follow the plan.
Call it Autumn burn out. Some days, I just couldnt do it. I did a few walks instead - a 5k in there - some time on the treadmill. & one day, I flat out just said forget it & went for a kickboxing workout instead.
Regardless, 21 days have passed & in the end, I did loose 2 lbs.
I actually have just settled into an area where I'm stuck at 35 lbs off... I cant tell you how BADLY I want to get to that goal of 60-65...
But I also know I've been slack on the plan & eating way more & off base than I should.
I can see where my slacking areas are.
Carbs, I'm looking at you.
Snacking? I've giving you the side eye too.
But I woke up today with a renewed purpose & strength to get back on track - on this road to my goal!!!! Is it possible to do it by the end of the year? Who knows. That would be a wonderful goal though - hit it by my birthday. 4 months. About 6 - 7 lbs a month?
That seems doable...
I'm getting fired up.
Something that's helped give me some UMPH - I have started in a challenge that my friend Erica turned me onto.
It's called the Superhero Challenge which all you have to do is say the word Superhero & I'm in...so I joined.
|I had to order this shirt too... isn't it the cutest?
I have to say, I can tell I WONT be following this meal plan though.
It's basically a Paleo eating style. & even though they do offer some vegetarian options, I still get nervous when I see the meal plan is basically fat fat fat, more fat, & a side of fat.
I jumped into this fast without really reading the plan, but I'm excited to come out of these next 21 days learning more about this whole concept. Eat more fat & loose more weight? That's so hard to grip for a girl that came out of the 80's where the idea of LOW FAT was the only way to think.
& its just an odd concept really to think of how much fat you're supposed to eat a day on this. I get it, its supposed to be a healthy fat but still. It's just all odd for me.
& I get that Paleo is all about cave man eating - all the meat.
Hello. Let me introduce myself. I am a animal lover that doesnt eat anything that breaths air.
I'm the person who wont even kill a bug because I know it has a family somewhere waiting on their momma/daddy/brother/sister's return. Seriously.
It did bother me in the intro video that was put out on this plan, Emily said something to the concept that while there are vegetarian options, ".... it kills me to know people don't eat animal protein. Your body needs it".
Sorry - but it LITERALLY kills the animals - not the person.
& there are PLENTY of athletes out there that eat strictly vegetarian and/or vegan & are strong, buff, fit, lean, healthy.
To me, it shows while I can't wrap my head around high fat, she cant wrap her mind around no meat.
We all have our hang ups apparently.
Needless to say, I wont be the #1 winner of this plan & the next 21 days - but she does send out videos & information every day & for that, I'm excited to learn more. Because I am totally down with another part of the plan, which is less carbs & sugar. Things that cause inflammation. This old body of mine should be nicknamed "Inflammation" if we're talking honestly.
Rebecca Jo-flammation. It does have a nice ring to it.
This is what its all about anyways - learning more on what makes a healthy body.
However that looks & works for each person individually.
& all this new information & digging in to learn more - all it does is drive me to become a better me.
Cheers to trying to meet my goal for 2016!!!
Do you have a year end goal?
Have you ever tried a Paleo Diet before?
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