We stopped working out.
I've been too embarrassed to tell you until now, but I want to be completely honest with you all. We've had about a month hiatus, and have picked back up just in the past couple days.
It all started when I got sick. Then Maze. Then me again. Then we had VBS. Then we just sat around and were lazy. All excuses. Not good. SO not good.
During our time off, though, we started eating much better than we were.
My friend, V, is a track coach for one of the local colleges and just recently had a baby boy. I made him a quilt, 'member??
Anyway, she's amazing and healthy and even though her son is only two months old, she's already lost ALL OF HER BABY WEIGHT! WHAT?! Who does that?!
She does, of course. Because she's amazing, as I mentioned.
She eats (and now Brent and I do too) every two to three hours. Each micro meal is made up of protein and something else. Grain. Veggie. Fruit. We try to mix it up. Mostly, we have cut our carbs by a lot, which hasn't been as difficult as I thought it would be, and we've increased our protein intake. Muscle Milk makes these great little individual shakes (chocolate, of course!) that have 20g of protein and only 150 calories. They have been a lifesaver for us! Grab and go is totally our style, and for me, the protein is the hardest to plan for, so it works well.
Here's a breakdown of what we'll be munching on this week:
-Fresh fruit smoothies
-Wraps made of low-carb tortillas, lettuce, tomato, sliced deli ham, fat-free cream cheese
-Veggies (sweet peppers, French green beans, broccoli, baby carrots)
-Fruit (Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, watermelon, peaches, bananas, oranges, grapes)
-Veggie and egg scramble
-BBQ at my mom's
We watch our portion sizes, never overeating, but we eat when we're hungry. It's been amazing. I feel so energetic since starting this! V said she lost 5 pounds her first week eating like this and Brent lost 4! I never actually weighed myself because I was too lazy to put new batteries in the scale, so I can't tell you how much I lost, but I CAN tell you I am feeling GREAT.
Oh, and bonus: I've been wearing size 12 jeans. When I started this journey, I was in a size 16. If I'm being completely honest, I'm on the high end of that 12, but the fact I can put on some of my old clothes seriously makes me want to do back flips!
But then I figure I would pull something and make a fool of myself... so I won't.
I really appreciate all the encouragement over the past couple months. Please, if you're thinking about me, shoot me an email! It reminds me to be on top of things!