I feel that, health-wise, I had a really amazing month. I now weigh between 134-135lbs (down a good 3-4lbs from the start of the month!), I feel better about myself, I’m more energetic, I’ve had less tummy troubles– all around good! I ate more veggies, fruits, nuts and rice than I had been, and even cheated (about once a week) without feeling guilt-ridden, sick, or just generally bad about myself. Success!
The hardest (and biggest) cut was artificial sugar. I never realized how much refined sugar I ate before! I feel so much better not having that junk in my life. Why would I ever want to eat that way again?
That’s not to say I haven’t dabbled or occasionally indulged. I think once a week is a good amount of cheating. I’ve missed Ethiopian this month, so I’m looking forward to having that again. But I think I’ll permanently stop buying sugary snack food to keep in the house (sorry, chocolate covered pomegranate seeds).
Also, in honor of Halloween (and a great way to spice up a Thursday night workout) a few friends and I went to our cheesy strength/cardio YMCA class decked out in full 80s gear.
Pretty pre-workout shot
How those 80s chicks worked out with hairspray in their hair is beyond me. It was dripping in my eyes after the first fifteen minutes. Yuck! But it did make class more fun and was a great motivator!