Well, today was the last day of the cleanse phase. Things are going great. I got on the scale this morning and I'm now 166.6lbs. Last week I was 168.4, so that's a loss of 1.8lbs! Awesome! I didn't expect so much after not always hitting a burn of 500 calories a day, but the effects of PMS are wearing off and bloating is going down, so I'm sure that has something to do with it too.
Tomorrow, well technically today, I start the next phase of the 24-Day challenge. I'm excited to see what this change brings. Apparently I get to change up my snacks a little bit. Less of a requirement to have a fruit and a healthy fat and can mix it up with a little protein if need be. We will see what I come up with. The number of pills has seemed to double, so let's hope I can remember everything. LOL
Think I might start setting silent alarms on my tracker reminding me of timings so things don't get thrown off. Apparently the vitamins might be a little rough on my stomach if I don't eat 30 mins after. I'm going to attempt doing my challenges in the period between the pills and breakfast and see if I can manage. If not, I will reconfigure to make sure I don't feel gross.
My energy source is running low. I have ordered more and hope it gets here on time so I'm never without! I have now made it my mission to try and get two favorite flavors as staples in the program (they are currently seasonal flavors). I shall use social media to accomplish this battle! Wish me luck! ;)
I don't have too many exciting photos to put with this post, but I really did love the outfit that I wore to the candy store today, so I'll put that one in. It's a completely me outfit and I rocked it because when you feel like you own it you do. Now that's a very tall order for me about 95% of the time, but when I'm feeling good it helps.
30-Day Challenges for today:
- 140 sec Plank (almost made it all the way through without collapsing)
- 120 sec Squats (35 total I think)
- 120 sec Lunges (33 total)
- 120 sec Wall Sit (Yup, had to shake legs out a ton doing this, it's super hard for me)
- 45 Lunges
- 40 Bridges
- 55 Squats
- 110 sec Calf Raises (50 total)
- 110 sec Lateral Lunges (13 total, one = both right & left done)
- 110 sec Squat Jumps (these killed me, but I think I did 25)
I completed day 18 of challenges. Each day towards the 30 is a huge accomplishment for me at this point as it's the furthest I've ever gotten. I want to start adding running back in and I think once I complete these challenges. I may cut down the number from 4 different ones to 2 or 3 to make sure I have enough time to do everything on days I run, do challenges and then have to get to work. Bring on day 19 of challenges and day 11 of the challenge!