Advocare 24 Day Challenge – Day 23

Day 23!!  I just need to get through today and tomorrow and I have completed this goal! And it all honesty, it isn’t that bad. Yes, I feel restricted. But I’m not walking around light headed from lack of food. The food choices are reasonable and plentiful. I just miss the occasional ice cream, Jimmy John’s sandwich, Frito’s day thrown into the mix. 🙂

Back to the gym today and I pushed it. I really wanted to RX the workout, 12 minute AMRAP 10 dead lifts 135lbs, 100 meter farmers walk 35lbs. I did 4 rounds plus 5 reps and the first round was RX, then I had to drop to 125lbs for the dead lifts. This was still heavy weight for me and I’m glad I was able to finish. Honestly, I put 45s on my bar so switching to a lower weight would have taken up too much time. I didn’t plan on that being the reason to stick with the weight but it sure did make a mental difference!

The hunger today was real. I’m sure this is because of the calorie restriction and the big workout. Here’s the rundown:

Fruit Punch Spark

Breakfast of three eggs with left over roasted broccoli and cauliflower.

Snack was 1/2 apple and cheese.

Lunch was a meal replacement shake. On days like this, I finish the shake in 2 minutes. Seriously. 2 minutes. I was looking at the clock thinking, “if I don’t stretch this out there is no way it will keep my full until snack time.” After said 2 minutes, I will still hungry so I took a nap. 🙂 This isn’t normal for me but it did get me over the hump. I didn’t eat again until snack time.

Afternoon snack was a piece of turkey with string cheese.

It was between snack and dinner that I really had to dig deep. I was so hungry. All I could think about was how the challenge was almost over, the trip to Denver is coming up and I really want to move that scale! It was hard, but I stuck to the plan.

Vietnamese Cabbage Salad

Dinner was a repeat from Day 2, but always so good. Vietnamese Inspired Chicken and Cabbage salad from The Urban Poser.

Vietnamese Cabbage Salad Detail

Today it was especially good because I was starving!

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