This is it! The final three days of the cleanse. I definitely feel good! Much less bloaty and weighed down. I’ve had so much going on the last three days, it’s been very eye opening.
First, I’ve realized how much I “need” food when I’m stressed.
Day 8 – I had a conference call regarding an event I want nothing to do with and also a lunch meeting. The lunch meeting was good but when you’re thinking about the 100 things you need to do at the office, it’s not so fun.
Day 9 – Hello stress – I am one woman trying to do the work of 5, finalizing all of the details for the Girls on the Run Practice 5K and attending the visitation for my friends mother. I broke down – I had Penn Station for lunch. Did it make me less stressed? Nope. But it was delicious.
Day 10 – GOTR Practice 5K, sell of my sofa to random stranger through Craigslist and packing, packing, and packing. Guess which awesome coach picked up cookies, bagels and muffins for the girls once they finished their 5K? Guess which awesome coach had to take all the left overs home? Guess which awesome coach has an undying love for peanut butter cookies? It’s safe to assume there are no peanut butter cookies in my house.
1. Plan ahead – On Day 9 if I would have had lunch planned, I probably would have eaten that rather than go out.
2. Don’t bring it in the house! If it’s here, I will eat it.
3. Remind myself, I’m not super woman. I can’t do it all. Everything will not be perfect all the time. It’s ok to be imperfect.
4. Exercise. I have not done a lick of exercise in 6 days! Not good. Especially when I have a half-marathon in two weeks.
Total pounds lost – 3
Total inches lost – 11.5 (Measured right arm, shoulders, chest, waist, hips, right thigh and right calf)
4 inches off my waist, 2 off my hips.
My goal is 10 pounds, 12 total inches in during the 24-day challenge. I’m well on my way!
Day 11-24 is the Max Phase which I will finish on Saturday May 5th, the same day as the mini. I’ll do a final post with results after May 6th. So far, I’m loving the Advocare product!