I may or may not be a few days behind in writing an update, but I'm still making progress!
Here's the good news: I'm down 6.2 pounds! My sugar cravings are finally going away and I feel like I have so much more energy. I also don't feel like I'm starving to death anymore. I'm eating a clean snack or meal every 2-4 hours. My skin is getting really clear, also! I'm getting STRONGER!
Well, I'm not perfect. Dang it! Starting a new lifestyle during the holiday season has been harder than I imagined. On Christmas Eve, I ate 2 THIN slices of pie. Yes, I ate pie. Then, on Christmas day, I ate Buncha Crunch chocolates at the movies. I actually felt yucky after eating those things and I really have no desire to do it again.
Here's the positive, I may have strayed a little on Christmas Eve & Christmas but it helped me to refocus. I also think it helped me to get rid of that desire for sugar. I'm really excited about this lifestyle change.
Another thing I've quickly learned is that many restaurants have a "Healthy" menu but that doesn't mean the food is clean. There's a big difference between healthy-ER and clean. If you're curious, start paying attention to the labels on the food you eat. I've been absolutely stunned by how much sugar & sodium is in the food we eat. Sodium makes me feel bloated and sugar makes me feel sluggish. It makes sense that I feel so amazing, now.
If you know me, you know I absolutely love to snowboard! Shane & I went to Keystone the day before Christmas Eve. I was burning some serious calories and the conditions on the slopes were amazing! It was my first real powder day. I started feeling pretty confident and I was going a little faster than I normally do. I tried to switch from my heel side to my toe side and I flipped over my snowboard three times, while rolling down the mountain. OUCH! I managed to jam my elbow into my ribs. I'm really glad I wasn't hurt worse. Unfortunately, though, I messed up one of my ribs. It has forced me to cut back on some of my weight training this week. But don't worry, I'm still working out! Hopefully my silly rib will heal quickly.
Now that I've rambled on a little more than I planned to, I will leave you with this:
You can achieve anything you set your mind to! The only thing holding you back from reaching your goals is YOU!