So I’m 2 weeks into my 10 Week Body Change. I wrote about it last Monday when I was just a few days in, but since today is my check in day and also my “free” day (more on that in a sec) I thought I’d let you know how it’s going so far.
Here’s the deal with this plan: it basically cuts out all sugar from your diet. Fruit, milk, cheese, bread, etc. And I know some of you are like NOPE because like I said, that was my reaction when my therapist told me she was doing a 21 day no sugar detox.
I actually thought to myself, “I need sugar just hearing this.”
However. 2 weeks in and I can’t deny the changes and how relatively easy this has been. No counting, no measuring food, no portioning. Just eating differently.
Here’s my stats so far:
- I’ve lost 5 lbs.
- 1 inch off my waist.
- 1 1/1 inches off my rear.
- 1/2 inch off each thigh.
In two weeks. What I like is that I didn’t drop a drastic amount of weight. I mean, I would have loved that but I also know that means I didn’t do it right and it will come back on. I am dropping enough that I can visibly see a difference in myself and feel it in my clothes.
I have gained more energy, more motivation (hello Crossfit!), my cravings for food have decreased, I don’t feel as jittery and anxious all day, I’m sleeping better, and I feel amazing all the way around.
The best part of all of this is my free day, which was today. This is a legitimate, non-cheating way to still have foods you love, but don’t need to eat everyday. Sam has lost a lot of weight several times before, and worked with different trainers, so he vouched for this when I asked him about it. On Saturdays, I can eat whatever I want. And I have, with the results above. It “shocks” your system in a way, so that your body doesn’t just get used to the new diet and plateau (it’s way more technical than that but I’m giving basics). It doesn’t affect your weight loss, but rather allows it to continue.
Then tomorrow, I reset. SkinnyTaste.com has been what I use for quick, easy meals each night that all of us love. I can still drink coffee – I just add unsweetened almond milk and cinnamon to it. Whenever I have a massive craving I just note it for Saturday, and it’s bearable. But those are becoming few and far between. I’m not always hungry anymore, always thinking about the next meal and then feel guilty.
So 2 weeks down, 8 to go. I’m trying to make this more of a lifestyle change than just a 10 weeks and back to all the carbs you can eat kind of thing. Slowly it’s becoming that.
If you want to join me, I’d love the motivation, partnership, and accountability on this! The membership includes meal ideas, videos of how to do this, two 20 minute exercise videos for the week (that’s it!), and tips for cravings and help.
After all, 10 weeks is going to pass anyway. Might as well have something to show for it.
Maybe I’ll fit into my new workout clothes. lol