Monday, September 29, 2014

Everything in moderation.

I need to be better about updating this bad boy. Sorry about that.

Nearly five pounds down, I am 14 days into my 21 Day Fix, and I am feelin' good, feelin' great. This three week journey thus far has been a lot different than I've been expecting. I don't feel deprived. I don't feel run down. If anything, I feel in control. 

If I'm being honest, I haven't stuck to the meal plan 100% of the time. Some days I really didn't feel like drinking Shakeology. Last weekend I ordered fruity drinks at Carrabba's, Friday night I got take out from Daily Eats, and Sunday night I drank wine and had a few too many yogurt covered raisins. I cheated, and there were moments where I felt like just giving up altogether.

Here's the thing: I don't eat badly. I've lost weight in the past, and my diet hasn't changed much since then. I eat healthily. But I eat a lot. I'll either take huge portions the first time, or come back for seconds later. I'll allow myself chocolate and sweets and extra drinks just for the hell of it, to the point where it's not a 'cheat' - it's my way of life. 

What this program has taught me is that moderation truly is key. I hear it all the time, from everyone and let's get real, it gets annoying. While I've had a couple 'off the fix' drinks and treats, I've followed it up with healthy choices and appropriate portions every single day, and that's quite an accomplishment for me. 

What I'm trying to say is that weight loss, much like life in general, is a journey. Of course I have an ideal goal weight, or a certain way I'd like to look (come on abs, I know you're in there somewhere!), but I don't expect to get there in 21 days. One bad meal won't make you fat, just like one good meal won't make you skinny. It's a process, and the 21 Day Fix has kick started the adventure for me! XO









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