10 days, already!? Today, I woke up feeling like the snot monster. Maybe that's TMI but it's how I felt. I didn't want to do anything. I managed to pour a tall glass of warm lemon water and take some DayQuil. Then, I ate a hearty, clean breakfast. I got an incredible leg workout this morning. I'm finally feeling a little better!
Yesterday was a good day. I ran/jog/walked 5 miles during my lunch break. It wasn't a fast speed but that doesn't really matter. I still hit my cardio range for more than 30 minutes.
One thing I've learned in the early stages of this journey, is that this truly is a lifestyle change. I've had to buy groceries based on my nutrition plan, I've had to prep food, I have to give myself plenty of time each day to get a workout in, and cook a separate dinner for Shane :). It hasn't been an easy transition and I've definitely found ways to complain along the way. It will definitely be worth it when I'm competing in April!
If you want to know some of the weird/gross/honest facts about the process, here ya go.
- My body is sore, to the point it's tough to get out of bed some mornings. Positive: I'm getting stronger & I won't feel like this forever.
-I pee constantly because I'm drinking more than a gallon of water a day. Positive: My skin is incredibly clear! And, my forehead wrinkle is shrinking.
-I gag down my oats in the mornings. I love sugar so much, apparently. Plain oats, with stevia and cinnamon isn't half as good as the delicious, sugary packets you get at the store. Positive: I'm not feeling sluggish from sugar.
-I eat. I eat A LOT! Like 5-6 times a day. Everything I eat is clean. Positive: My metabolism is going to get faster!
-LaCroix Sparkling water with Mint Leaves, Limes and Berries is AMAZING! Positive; It's totally cutting my sugar cravings!