I started my personal focus a while before the rest doing the SYSOF Shift because I started a diet bet with my hubby. We were doing 3 Week Yoga Retreat and decided to just continue that until the SYSOF Shift started. I didn’t do the 3 Day Refresh when everyone else did because mine came late. I’m doing it at the end of Shaun week/before pick my path! But, I did take my stats at my start, which was on May 31st. I’m down 6.4lbs. I haven’t taken measurements yet. I plan to do that after the Reset.
I thought I would share where I am so far as of may 31st!
My daily is: ✨Vegan Shakeology in the a.m. usually with some fruit & healthy fat (nuts) ✨Shaun Week w/ some run training 4 days a week ✨Salad or veggie w/protein and hummus for lunch ✨Salad & veggies w/protein & carbs for bed ✨ Using MyFitness Pal to track my calories as I tweak my nutrition plan
Things I’m working on this week: Cleaning up my diet even more, adding more healthy fats and less carbs Tweaking my calorie intake Using better form with my workouts
And I have my shopping list ready for doing the 3 Day Refresh!!
6.4 Pounds gone in two weeks! That’s 3.2 pounds a week just from eating real food, working out and drinking Shakeology every day!!!
I am notoriously not a morning person, or wasn’t. I did have a job where I started at 4am for a couple of years but that was more like a night job since it was still dark and I was off by the time the real commotion of the day started. No, I like sleeping in and all things not morning. But races, most of them are in the morning (boo) and so I needed to work on a morning mantra and start to get moving earlier in the day.
But since we’ve been eating and fueling our bodies with nutritious foods and giving up junk food, not loading down on carbs and focusing on being good to our health. Mornings are coming easier, way easier. I mean seriously, look at that smile on my face!
Now in light of full disclosure, I had planned on being up at 5am and meeting with the Running Turtles for a pre-dawn run, but, you guessed it, I slept in. But I was up at 6am, laced up, downed water with lemon and was out the door with my hubby. Snapped a few photo’s of the morning moon and we were off!
And you know what? It felt amazing! I guess the saying “workout early before your body knows what’s going on” is true. I felt strong and pr’d my time for that distance. Granted I was breathing hard and giving my lungs and heart a serious workout pushing myself out of my comfort zone, but it was everything a workout or run should be!
But beyond that, after the run I was more awake mentally than I ever am at 6:30 in the morning. And my mood was elevated (part endorphins, part wow I just did a super early morning workout). But here its is 2pm and I don’t have any sluggish afternoon drowsy feelings. Hubby and I are planning to a yoga session from the 3 Week Yoga Retreat that we’ve been doing. We’re almost at the end and we plan on restarting again on Monday. Then June 20th I will be doing another round of 21 Day Fix with my hubby and others. The last time I did this program I lost 6.5 pounds and several inches. The 21 Day Fix is a HUGE help with getting not only nutrition in check, but portion control too. I am excited to see what we will be accomplishing by the time summer arrives!!
“I felt like I was breathing like a freight train and everything hurt, [but] somehow it didn’t bother me. The joy of moving and getting started overwhelms the negativity.” – Lauren Fleshman