Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Week 2 Clean eating

So this week I added 3 days where I had shakeology, I had been stuck up at 230 again since going on vacation (southern food is NOT clean eating!!!) and since having done the 3 days of meal replacing with Shakeology I'm back down to 225. 5 pounds in 3 days is pretty freakin' awesome, but sadly I did have a reaction to the dairy in the shakeology yesterday (I'm allergic to dairy for those of you who are new), got swollen soooo back to smoothies for me :( BUT I can now testify that Shakeology does in fact work. So that's awesome! First hand experience is best in my opinion. ;)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Week 1 of Clean eating

My results after 1 week of eating a clean diet while doing Turbo Fire. I did NOT eat a "clean" diet the first 90 days of Turbo Fire, I wasn't mentally prepared for it, but I am now. Let's see how much I can change in 90 days of working out and eating right!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Responding to Emotional Eating

So I'm sitting here responding to emotional eating questions, and here is my advice to anyone who struggles with emotional eating.

"I really had to overcome some emotional eating myself. My beach body coach Amy told me that before I could ever lose weight and keep it off, I was going to have to pin point what was causing my emotional eating.

For me, I had a lot of anger, resentment, bitterness and sorrow built up over the years from being teased about my weight, and a lot of other not so fun things that have happened to me over the years.

My coach Amy explained to me that me holding onto that hurt was like ~me~ swallowing poison and expecting all the other people that had ever hurt me to die. It just doesn't work that way, so I had to let go, and forgive those people, and let me tell you, it really did help a lot! I've never had my eating so under control as I do now that I finally was able to let go of the pain.

The reason I tell you this is because I want you to know what helped me, weight loss isn't just about getting rid of fat, it's about healing our hearts, so we can stop hurting ourselves with food! Food should be a joy because we're building ourselves up with the right kinds of foods, not a brief joy from a sugar fix, and then guilt and shame because of weight gain later.

I still eat sweet foods, and junk foods sometimes... I just don't stuff myself full til bursting on those foods like I did when I would emotionally eat... Don't deprive yourself of things your body is craving, if you do you'll end up binge eating it later and erasing your progress, instead eat some of it.

If I have a craving for chocolate, I have it. I don't gorge on it and eat a whole bag of candy like I used to, I go out, buy something small like... A york peppermint patty, that I can easily portion control and eat it. When it's gone it's gone. Simple as that.

This is a learning process and a journey, don't expect to magically overnight to be able to resist eating all of your favorite foods and to magically be able to do everything you see the people doing in turbo fire, you're going to mess up sometimes, but the key to weight loss success is to forgive yourself for your mistakes with food/workouts and just keep going. As long as you keep "Pushing Play" you'll get there."

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Top 5 FaveThings That...

I could not do before I did 90 Days of Turbo Fire

1.) Wrap a regular sized towel around my entire body!

2.) Wear a pair of PJ pants that my mom had bought for me 7 years ago when I was 20

3.) When I put my legs together there is a gap (a small one but it's still a gap!)

4.) Shop in the regular sized section of department stores

5.) Feel confident that I look as nice as I feel