Apologies as this post is long overdue. I meant to share my thoughts on February 20, which was my birthday, and the big mark I have been working towards. Unfortunately, I got sick, the sickest I have been in a long time, and am still battling this crazy cold. Here we are at Fit at Fifty Week Twenty Six; a part of me feels like it flew by, and another part of me feels like it took forever.
I did weigh myself on my birthday and had lost two pounds from the previous post. I felt happy about that as I thought I was at a stand still. Being sick and sitting on the couch for a week did not put me in a good place. I felt heavy and was going stir crazy. But, it was two pounds, and I would take it. I did not track everything I ate; it was too exhausting for me during this time. Rest assured I continued eating the way I had been; I never lose my appetite when sick. I made sure my portions were still fist sized, and I tried to balance them as much as I could with protein and heavy vegetables. My workouts suffered for sure. I did not do any cardio. I tried, but even walking up the stairs was a journey. I did manage to do yoga almost every day, which made me feel better after sitting on the couch for long periods of time.
I did not make my goal of 135 pounds; but, I feel good for what I did accomplish. I lost inches in my measurements (see below), lost 13 pounds, and I went down a size in my jeans and over a notch on my belt. YAY!! I may not have reached my weight goal, but I accomplished so much more. I am stronger, feel healthier and I even am enjoying yoga now. One of the greatest accomplishments was knowing I did all of this by eating a whole food diet and moving my body. I didn’t fast, cut out carbs, only drink juice, gorge on grapefruit or any other “diet.” Instead, I ate wholesome food, smaller portions and got a little stronger.
My take away is simple. If I can do this, you can do this. I think cutting out as much processed food as p...