It’s been a highly stressful two weeks here at the ranch. Crazy, life changing family things. It’s the type of things that what would typically make me turn to eating and drinking whatever was in front of me. It’s been trying and I wish I wasn’t doing what I was doing in the gym with this much stress on my shoulders but that is life. That is the path that I am on and in the end I have to pray and hope…. hope that things will get better… that our story isn’t done being written yet. Something has to give. Maybe someone will get WOKE like the kids like to say these days.
Within this stress ball swirling around my head I someone managed to stick to my meal plan even through the weekend. I started getting the hang of my Keto based diet and never even once felt hungry. Did I want to rip a family bag of chips open and devour it? Yes. Absolutely. Did I want to drown in soft serve and ice cream? Hell yes. But I didn’t. While my friends were drinking a case of Twisted Teas each… I was hiding in the corner with my cheese sticks and bottles of protein. I survived. I got up Sunday and went to the gym. I didn’t put myself in tough situations and even though the Back to Basics Fitness Spring Fat Loss competition doesn’t end under Friday at 8pm, I cashed out of it this morning. I am heading to the beach tonight and won’t be here to weigh in come Friday.
So on April 13th I went to the gym and weighed in and then used an Omron Handheld Body Fat Loss Monitor to give me a number. So in the 6 weeks that I lost 15 lbs. I lost 10lbs of fat and entered my 4.6% change in body fat for the better. I never really set a goal for the contest. I honestly didn’t think I’d care enough to finish is but something clicked a few weeks ago and I just started getting on the elliptical every day for 30 minutes before I worked out. I don’t know if I will win, but I should be top 3 for sure.
But after I took all my stats, I got back on the elliptical, then I went and did my arm programing and then came home. I am done till Sunday for now. Sunday I get back at it in the gym. Tomorrow is my first re-feed. That means I get carbs for one day because we need to give the body what it needs. That also means I am getting pancakes, a burger and a little ice cream and it’s all in my meal plan. While I wouldn’t be excited about a burger.. It’s actually in my meal plan and with an actual bun. Yup, I get to eat it with bread. Then Friday comes and I am back at it. And that’s okay with me because I have goals.
35lbs to go for my 2018 goal of #50bsin2018 and 6 months to do it. I am 9 lbs from where I was this time last year so that’s the first thing that I have my eyes on. Then we’ll go from there.
So I hope you follow my IG or Snap because when I get word about the contest I will let everyone know there. Thank you for your love and support with this.
So my favorite time of the year is upon us. Memorial weekend and summer. I thrive in the summer. I am glad she’s here. I have been waiting.
Thank you for reading. Be safe. Have fun. Make good decisions.
And here the title threw you off huh. I need to make that a tshirt!