Saturday, January 16, 2016

I better wake up skinny!

So it's been two weeks since Christmas break ended. In these two weeks I have been sticking to my whole30 foods and working out at least 5 days a week. I know my clothes are getting bigger but I have only lost one pound. My last post was about motivation and I am still motivating myself to kick butt at the gym and eat healthy but it can be frustrating when you don't lose a pound a day. I want to wake up and be 10 pounds lighter. That's not a thing? 

The dreaded plateau. I have managed to lose 94 pounds and now I am getting irritated that I have to change it up and work HARDER to keep losing. UGH 

I guess if it was easy everybody would be losing 100 pounds. I can and will do this. I just can't quit! 
I have a 5K every month, I have been running at least three miles a week, I have way increased my weights in strength training since I started. I see a HUGE difference in my arms and legs. I can see they are stronger and leaner than they used to be. I have officially gone down three sizes in my top, and four sizes on my bottom. So many people notice and comment on how different I look. I have NEVER as an adult weighed so little. I still have about 50 pounds that I want to lose but truly my main focus is keeping this a lifestyle and not being worried about how much I weigh. I think the weight is a good indication that what you are doing is working, but it's not the ONLY indication. Eat healthy and get active and do it everyday for the rest of your life and eventually the weight will go down. I know it doesn't have to happen fast for it to be worth it. 

Here is all the stuff I have eaten the last two weeks 

Tuna broccoli salad is THE BOMB fyi 

Toss onion, potatoes, and chorizo sausage in oil and bake until it all gets crispy 

I served it with a kale and apple salad with mustard and apple cider vinegar 

Whole30 quick meal staples 

Put sauerkraut and pork in the crock pot 

Burger with roasted zucchini and carrots 

Baked chicken with roasted carrots and parsnips 

Aidells sausage and eggs with chipotle hot sauce 

Broccoli and chicken salad with olives and strawberries 

Baked chicken with butternut squash soup 

Spinach and sausage eggs 

My go to Starbucks the Americano with an extra shot! YUMMMM 

Cracker Barrel survival: Rainbow trout, collard greens, steamed broccoli, and a baked sweet potato 

Hotel survival: Epic bar, banana with almond butter, and hard boiled eggs. 

 Broccoli and chicken salad with olives and strawberries plus a hard boiled egg 

Burger, roasted zucchini and carrots, topped with ghee fried eggs 

Whole30 grocery haul! 

Prepped lunches. Roasted carrots, parsnips, and chicken. Tuna salad with fruit. And cinnamon chipotle sweet potato mash for chili. 

My mom is doing Whole30 and we went to her house for Meatza! It was SO yummy. It's basically a pizza topping inspired meat loaf. 

One thing I noticed about my two weeks was A LOT of bananas. I think the next two weeks I am going to try to cut back on the bananas and see if that helps my plateau. Lots of sugar and carbs in bananas even though they are whole30 approved. This weeks goal: less potatoes and less banana, more hardcore cardio. 

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