Hi folks! I'm back again with another progress report. I'm sorry I've been a little M.I.A. the past couple weeks. I was sick and then I was out of town..blah..blah..blah.
But, I never slacked.... not even a little bit!
I was recently asked by a gym member, "So, how are things going? Is it getting easier?"
It's weird. When I first started this process, I thought the food was the hardest part. I was sad on the weekends because I couldn't eat this or couldn't eat that. Boo-hoo...poor me! Haha!
But now? Now I feel like the training is the hardest part!
Our work has drastically increased and it is so hard for me to fit it all in on top of my full time job.
So, I told her, "No...it's definitely getting harder."
And as far as my current diet goes, we have started the dreaded "carb cycling". So, Day #1 is no carbs, high protein, high fat. Day #2 is half of my normal carbs, high protein, high fat. Day #3 is high carbs, high protein, low fat....and I keep cycling that pattern for now.
It's all more specific than that, but that's a general overview.
Let me tell you...not only are carbs fun to eat...they actually make you happy and make you feel better. My workouts feel so much harder lately. I am easily winded and I don't feel as strong. It sucks. And I find myself always thinking about the next carbs I get to eat. For example, yesterday was a no carb day and I told A.B. last night, "I can't wait to go to bed, because when I wake up, I get to have oatmeal!!!"
Yep...this is what I have been reduced to.
And what's even worse...this too will get harder. Pretty soon our calories will be cut down and my "no carb" days may increase as well. Oh..and if all that isn't enough to kill my spirit, I'm positive my workouts will increase.
But..I have to constantly remind myself that I signed up for this. I knew it was going to be the hardest thing I've ever done, but it's also going to be SO worth it in the end!
So here are some progress photos. I decided to post some comparison shots. Aside from the fact that I desperately need a tan in order to see any sort of muscle tone, I'm pretty happy that I'm slimming down!!!
It's important for me to see progress. On a day to day basis, I just go, go, go..and I don't pay attention to how my body is looking, When I get to see that it's actually paying off, it really helps keep me motivated! :)
So that's it for now. I think I should be seeing more drastic results over the next few weeks now that our carb cycling has begun. I can't wait to see what version of hell my coach has in store for us. :)
Bye for now!