Well I'm done one month of my Action 90 program. Our Gym and Coaches are amazing. And without the support of my 2 friends with me, there is no way I would be doing as well. We text eachother throughout the day with nutrition questions, how we are feeling and to give virtual high fives.
Month 1 concentrated on a lot of nutrition and wow, have I learned a lot. I'm a vegetarian so real or complete protein can be a challenge. I have learned more about what portions should actually be, and eating more of the food that keeps me full and is not just filler. I always ate nuts or lentils as a protein, when in fact they are considered more of a fat and a starch. I am eating 4x as much protein throughout the day (egg white, soy and whey) and I am enjoying cooking sooooo much - you should see how much I am eating - it's an insane amount of food - 6x a day! I am drinking atleast 3 liters of water a day also. I haven't had diet soda in almost a month. And only 1-2 glasses of wine a week (ACK!!) honestly have more energy than I have in years. Sounds dumb, but it's true.
I am also sleeping better because my body is done by the end of the day.
I have 2 months left and so far so good. Im up just after 5, and at the gym before 6am. That early time scared me, but it is great and it leaves me energized all day!! 3 days a week is targeting weight training and the other 3 are cardio days, with one rest day on Sunday.
I gained weight after Jane passed. I was depressed for a long time - and wasn't fully aware of how much so. I didn't have her to cuddle with a night, so I ate for comfort, and I ate bad. I didn't refuse anything and lost caring about what was going in, and it started to show, and I felt like shit. I can be an emotional eater - but that was extreme. It was a way of coping. And I learned a lot through the process. I even tried to convince myself that the washer and dryer in our new house was shrinking my clothes!!
Well now I can say, my clothes are loose again!! In one month I lost 12.25" from the various parts of my body we measure each month - we don't base it on a pound measurement. I lost 3.5" from my waist alone. I had no idea I would see numbers like that in one month - I'm eating right and working my ass off (literally).
It feels good to accomplish things, and push myself to places I haven't gone before. I had no idea I could do some of the things I can do. I'm learning lots about my body, and in turn my mind and spirit. It's a good feeling.
It's good to feel more like myself again, and in some ways better than ever - and I'm enjoying the journey.