Go Go Gadget: Healthy Living.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Sooo. I jumped on bandwagon.

I guess.

I've been wanting to be healthier... for since as long as I can remember.

Just this year alone I tried doing a 3-day juice fast and doing Paleo. And both were so hard! I loved knowing I was putting good things in my body, but I hated how I felt towards the end of Day 1 and allll day Day 2--like I was dying. The toxins coming out of my body were reeking havoc and making it so very hard for me to function. During the juice fast, I literally spent time most of my day lying in bed!

Right now I'm on Day 11 of Advocare's 24 Day Challenge. The first ten days were the "Cleanse Phase" which meant a fiber drink, clean eating (think paleo, plus beans), and additional supplements (omega fatty acids, probiotics [yay for putting stuff back in my tummy after flushing things out], an energy-ish drink, and a meal replacement shake).

My thoughts?

I've only lost 2 lbs. Which almost made me cry. I'm just so tired of being obese, and I know this is going to take a long time to fix, but I thought that eating MUCH better would have a bigger impact! Apparently the second phase "Max Phase" is where you really lose weight... we'll see! I haven't been exercising at all, so I can't really complain too much.

And the best part is that I haven't been eating TONS of sugar OR feeling like I'm going through withdrawal! SOOO that is a huge success. I'm eating no processed foods, and just a few grains (quinoa--no gluten here!). I'm excited to see how my body continues to do without fast food, fried food, or gluten, or dairy!

I'm hoping that this will be a good platform for me to work on being healthy. I'm hoping to start CrossFit when I move to Statesboro, and I think that will make a big difference!! Time will tell...