Gene was out of town on a business trip for two of the three weeks and I thought it was going to be super easy, but this last week was ROUGH. There was mindless eating, late night snacking, and yet- I learned lessons from it. I bought cookies at the commissary for Christmas Eve and learned that if there is a fun treat in the house- I'm going to eat it. There was absolutely no self control practiced during this last week and it hurt. I still lost a pound the final week- which was miraculous... trust me. I'm not going to be tempted in the grocery store to buy food that I don't want to eat all in one sitting. I know that sounds awkward, but I'm not a point where I won't eat the entire bag of peppermint bark, so I'm not going to buy it!
I may have finished the first round, but I'm not done though! I'm pushing through and promising myself I'm going to stick to it better! I've got a 21 Day Fix pin board I'm been pinning tips I've found including some printable worksheets and tracking sheets and some recipes for 21 Day Fix approved recipes like a Mexican lasagna and Asian meatballs! Follow along if you are interested in seeing what I'm eating and how I'm keeping track of everything!
I'm looking forward to really using the nutrition plan as a life long method of nutritional portion control habits! For me, it was hard to eat all of my containers in one day, which I know I have to focus on, and I'm working on breaking my days down better into about 7 small meals. We have a friend's wedding coming up next weekend, which includes a long weekend of travel off the island, and one of my main goals is to not get too off course during that time!
GOALS FOR MY SECOND ROUND:
- Go strong with my water intake. Get at least 120oz of water a day.
- Try a new recipe! What's the point of pinning them if you don't make them? I'm looking to mix up our usual chicken/veggie/couscous dinners!
- Do not be tempted in the grocery store. Make a list, get in, get what's on that list, and get back out!
Have you done the 21 Day Fix?
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