Today marks the end of this 4-week Phase 2. This phase introduced new, more challenging workouts (side planks are still my nemesis), a couple of what-to-eat habits and a lot of education about where foods come from and how to gear my diet to be more whole foods while cutting out the processed junk.
The end of a phase also means something else: a new set of photos. Amazingly, this is the first time where I was almost looking forward to them. I knew that I had dropped about 7″ from when I started this (despite the scale being obstinate), and I wanted to see if there was any visible difference. And, there was! I lost about half of a back fat roll! Success!
I think I say this every week, but I still have a hard time believing that the time has passed this quickly. Already at 10 weeks done! I started this at the height of summer and am now enjoying the gorgeous weather of autumn — there’s nothing better around the Midwest.
Without further adieu, the weekly review:
I opted to stay off the scale all week, so I was a little nervous heading into Saturday’s measurement session even though I had been pretty good most of the week. I was pleased to find that my good behavior was rewarded: a dip on the scale and a very slight dip in measurements! I think I’ll continue stepping on the scale just once a week — it’s like being scared skinny. Heh.
|What I feel like after side planks|
The good news is that I’m still riding my 100% compliance streak! The bad news is that I’m still really hatin’ on both stability ball planks and side planks. Curse them! This last week upped the number of sets and it just about killed me. I’ve also been running more — 3 times this week, which used to be a slacker week for me, but now represents a milestone. I’m happy to be running again.
I haven’t been all that good about getting my 5 servings of vegetables. No reason, no excuses, just haven’t. This weekend I’ve really focused on it and got it done, but I think I’ve hit this habit maybe only about half the time in these last two weeks. I’ll need to continue working on this.
Weeks 1-2: Fish oil and probiotic
Weeks 3-4: Eating slowly
Weeks 5-6: Stop eating at 80% full
Weeks 7-8: Lean protein with every meal
Weeks 9-10: 5 servings of vegetables a day