It’s been 18 days since I started this new program. It hasn’t been the easiest. My heart and mind sometimes aren’t patient enough for this revised journey. I have the follow through. For 18 days I have been compliant. That means that I have followed my meal plan, not cheated. And don’t what I have been told to do by my trainer. I have not missed a workout. I have given everything that I got. My body fat is down 3.6%. I am down 9.5 pounds and my body is definitely changing. 18 days. They say it becomes a habit at 21 huh? I am almost there.
God. I am gonna curse now but please don’t strike me dead.
God, I hate fucking chicken. Most days I get chicken 2 to 3 times a day and man do I hate it anymore. I mean I would kill for a couple pieces of Popeye’s chicken but I don’t care how you season it. After the first time that day, the second helping is very hard to get down. But I do my best to just get it the hell down. Fuel the fire. Burn the fat. I guess coach really does know what he is taking about. Actually, my coach Jason and trainer Stacy have worked very well with me to give me a really well balanced program. I am very blessed. Change is always scary for me. I hated switching gyms in February but I needed something closer to home. 18 miles round trip was just too much after 2 years. I am glad that so far it’s been very good for me. I am also glad that I have been able to stay friends with everyone from my old home. I am glad that I still have classes so I can poke in from time to time too.
Seems like it’s going to be the summer of concerts. Amber got me tickets to Wicked around Easter. Much better than chocolate. I’ve always wanted to see it. So I have tickets for that, The Hooters, Ed Sheeran, Third Eye Blind and the Counting Crows and Matchbox Twenty. I would love to see Pink! on the beach in AC too. Maybe Butch Walker would open. One could only hope.
The other exciting thing is that I said Fuck it all and booked my return trip to see my nieces again before x-mas and more importantly (they’ll be at the shore all summer this year so I’ll see them plenty) they are going to redo all of the Harry Potter area at Universal Studios for the holidays for the first time and I just can’t miss it. I have to see it. By then, I should have my Harry Potter half sleeve almost finished. Brett is coming too so it will be a good time.
Just like anything in life that is hard… death… break ups… lost friendships… day after day… it gets easier. Still sucks. But it gets easier. Chicken sucks.
The funny thing is that I couldn’t wait to add a little flank steak and in the end it made me kinda sick. My stomach didn’t seem to want to process it. Ugh. Chicken and ground turkey it is.
I know less and less people read these blogs anymore. I can see the statistics. But I still write them. #teamfranco peeps have come and gone and some people are still always there from day one supporting me and inspiring me to push forward. I am going to hit some pretty awesome goals before the end of the year. I can feel it. At the same time… I am keeping my goals small. One at a time. Little by little. Doing my best to trust the process.
But it’s hard when you woke up Monday at the lowest you’ve been in forever…. And then it goes up a little and stays there all week. So I am down 2 pounds from last Thursday. So back to being anxious I guess. 315.9. Started with coach at 324. – Was 341 the first week of November and 330 in early March! Small wins?
Why do I still let the voices in my head tell me to just say fuck it and go to Kristy Kreme!
But I won’t. I’ll be at the gym this morning and then like every other day for the past 18 days…. I’ll do my best.
5 pounds to go for goal #1 of the comeback. Let’s go!
Amber is kicking butt too so we might be a little more cranky then usual but we are pushing through.
Thanks for reading. As always my Instagram gets updated the most and I am always here for you too!
This #teamfranco BISH will be here to the end rooting for you! I even have a Bruins fan rooting for you. And I swear to God I am laughing so hard at your chicken comments. You do your thang! You’ve lost a huge amount since November even! Nearly 3 1/2 years in and you’re still fighting every day. That is something to be so proud of!
I mean come on…. this baked chicken shit is for the birds. No wonder it’s easier to just stay fat. But it could be worse. I could be a bruins fan!
Great blog Franco! You got this!
Thanks Mo! Stay safe out there and let’s get a workout in soon!