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Day Three

So I missed blogging yesterday but that's because I was in Tennessee for work all day and didn't get home until about 11pm when all was said and done. So now it's the end of day 3 and here I am - still at it. So I've got that goin' for me. ;)

I made healthy choices all day yesterday and all day today. I may be grazing a little bit more than I should but I'm not eating full blown meals so I feel like my calorie count is probably still around where it should be. I'm also doing my best to keep track of my containers/color for the 21 day fix program... (but I will discuss this meal plan below..) Anyway my doctor once told me to just eat more fruits and vegetables, as many as I could... he told me that a couple years ago but I'm doing that now so that's got to count for something right?

So here are my thoughts on this meal plan... It's unrealistic for someone like me to abide by and prepare these healthy meals the way the plan says to do it. I understand its all about portion control ... I totally get it... and I can absolutely appreciate the color coding so you know about how much of what kinds of foods you should eat in a day... but the amount of prep time and measuring that goes into this plan is astronomical. I just don't have that kind of time nor do I have that kind of patience... So I'm beginning to wonder if instead of doing all the prep and measuring, if I just abide by the foods list, I'm still making healthier choices overall (i.e. I'm not eating fast food (which I was eating EVERY single time I was on the road, which is like every week)...and I'm not ordering pizzas, or drinking diet cokes, or binge eating chips and queso....) So if I can continue to eat the foods they recommend and just try to portion it to where I'm not overdoing it, I can't imagine not losing weight, right?

Now don't get me wrong, I'm going to continue to do my best to track with the meal plan, but I'm just saying I'm not going to hold myself accountable if I don't eat all 5 servings of veggies in a day.. Or if I'm eating one too many servings of fruits every day.. I don't want to feel like I'm being punished when in reality I'm doing so great compared to the train wreck I was when it came to food for the last two years.

Does this make sense? I think the 21 Day Fix meal plan is awesome. It really is... when you have the time to prep and you don't spend 4-6 hours on the road a couple times a week and living out of hotels 50% of the time. But for me, I just need to stop binge eating junk and I need get active. I'm going to continue with the Shakeology because I honestly do feel like it's helping me tremendously. I think it actually does curb cravings and I definitely believe that it's helping me to get so many of the vital nutrients I need that I wouldn't get from food. Not to mention I'm on Day 3 and I've not had a single diet coke which is PHENOMENAL for me and I'm not getting caffeine headaches.. I'm going to chalk that up to Shakeology as well.

So with all of this said, I'm a fan of the 21 day fix. I think it works. I think it's a great plan for those who have the time and the ability to follow it to a tee. However I just don't want to set myself up for failure if I know that I can't abide by all the rules.. So I will still do all my shopping off the approved food list and portions will be taken into consideration for sure, but the color coding system and only allowing 4 fruit servings and requiring 5 veggies servings? Yeah, you've got the wrong girl!

But I've still not weighed myself although I've been SO tempted but it's only day 3 and I don't want to feel discouraged.. The batteries in my scale are dead also... and I bought new ones but I purposefully haven't replaced them because I don't want to feel tempted. Although as I think about it... I had so much success 5 years ago weighing in every day but only holding myself accountable for the weekly weigh-in results.... So maybe I go back to what's tried and true? Am I making excuses now for trying to allow myself to weigh in?? I don't know what to do... lol.. I wanted to base everything on how I felt and how my clothes fit but maybe it's too early for that? Maybe I need to see some numbers drop on the scale before I start focusing on how my clothes fit? I JUST NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WILL KEEP ME MOTIVATED!!! right now the instagram account is helping me stay accountable and the accounts I follow on there have been so inspirational.. but I just need to keep the momentum. And I've got such a long way to go.

Anyway- let me make the obligatory food part of the post: Yesterday I did my workout in the morning, I had my shakeology, I ate 2 servings of hard boiled eggs, a banana, a handful of pumpkin seeds, a half a serving of oatmeal. 2 small sausage patties (which i KNOW was bad but i needed protein and I was in a hotel and that was all they had at my disposal), a serving of grapes and a serving of special K cereal. all of this was spread out over the course of the day so all of this in moderation I think was ok. The only thing that was probably frowned upon were the sausages.

Today I had my shakeology (which was awful when i accidentally put too much mint extract), a banana, a handful of pumpkin seeds, 2 small servings of turkey jerky, a half cup of banana nut crunch cereal with almond milk, a cup of green beans, and 3 small servings of wild and brown rice. (I get 4 servings of healthy carbs a day and the rice measured out to just under 3 servings.)

So while I list these things out it seems like a lot of food but lets reflect on how its a lot of small portions of healthy foods... not nearly the awful choices before like the Chicken Burrito and tortilla chips and queso I'd eat sometimes twice a week... or the entire pizza I would eat from little caesars... or the 2 cheeseburger meals I get EVERY SINGLE TIME I'd be driving for a couple hours or more on a road trip for work... I mean you guys- I got so out of control... and I hated myself but I loved the food. I feel like if I continue to make the better healthy choices all in moderation while getting more active, I should see some differences soon enough. All in good time...

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gethawt_getfit
May. 7th, 2016 07:28 pm (UTC)
YOU HAVE DONE SUCH AN AMAZING JOB! That's why I am kind of questioning if I should do the 21 day fix. I have NO TIME to meal prep and I just know that I probably won't do it. I barely have time to make myself a piece of bread and peanut butter in the morning, lol. I think that you should stick to it as much as you possibly can since you are already almost 1/4 the way done! That being said though....following this isn't the only way to lose weight, and you know that! Making healthier decisions is what it is all about! You have been doing a good job, keep it up! Don't get lenient with yourself. I think the structure of the 21 day fix is good. Just make sure to do those workouts on the 21 days fix every single day. That will shock your body and make you stronger faster than you think. You will be a just a little bit stronger than the time before. You may not notice but it builds up fast. I see it in my spinning.

And keep it up with your Instagram...I LOVE IT and I look forward to your posts. Just like I did 5 years ago :) And it's must easier than posting here on LJ. But a rant or two is always good on this thing <3
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