I’ve made it through the first full week! I have to say the challenge* hasn’t been as traumatic this time around as my first-ever experience with it. Let’s just say the first 24-day challenge rocked my world because it was a complete change in the way I approached food. This time I’ve been more prepared.
Now, that doesn’t mean I don’t hit low moments. (Just ask my husband!) But it does mean knowledge is power. And expectations are sooo important whenever we embark on a major life change.
All right, soapbox moment is over. 🙂 Let’s look at today’s stats:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with cinnamon and banana
Lunch: Turkey burger; Baked potato; Cucumber with hummus
Supper: Leftover turkey chili; Pear slices (Sunday is pizza night in my house, so I grabbed one of my pre-prepped bags of chili while my family munched on yummy crust, sauce, cheese…Okay, clearly I was a little jealous.) 🙂
Snacks: Spoonful of peanut butter; Apple; Unsalted peanuts with raisins; Cherries
Tea of Choice: Peppermint green tea
Exercise: Rest day
Energy Level: Pretty good. I hit a tired stretch in the afternoon, but isn’t that what Sunday afternoons are for? 🙂
– It was realllly hard to watch my family eat pizza when I couldn’t partake. I felt myself slipping into “Poor me” mode, but then remembered that my mentality is crucial in a moment like this. I could choose to feel sorry for myself, or I could choose a positive focus. I reminded myself that I’m making these choices to better my life, and if I caved to the pressure and snuck a piece of pizza, I would be disappointed that I couldn’t stick with it. Thankfully I made it through, and I’ve gotta say, the feeling of accomplishment after avoiding the temptation was amazing!
That’s it for Day 7! See you tomorrow.
*My completion of Advocare’s 24-day challenge is not a personal endorsement of Advocare or any of its products. Advocare’s products may cause adverse health effects in some people and shouldn’t be entered without full understanding and consultation with a physician.
*photos by Twigy Posts