It’s Results Day and I can’t lie, I feel like a champion!! Dorky, right? Yep. But it’s the truth.
I was so discouraged yesterday with the minimal movement on the scale. Then I was discouraged again this morning when I got on the scale. One measly pound. Boo! 24 days of effort and one pound? What a waste.
Then, THEN, I got out the measuring tape. Are you ready for this? Because I was shocked.
10 INCHES GONE!
Can you believe it?? I’m still surprised! I wish I had a better understanding of the physiology behind it. All I know is that my clothes fit better and I just feel better overall. Here’s the breakdown:
Chest: -2 inches
Waist: -3 inches
Hips: -2 inches
Thigh: -3 inches
Total: 10 inches
Seriously, I can’t believe it. And instead of feeling like, “Phew, it’s over!” I’m saying to myself, “I can’t wait to see what next month will bring!”
Here are my thoughts on the product and the experience:
What I learned. Well, nothing new really. I already knew most of the guidelines for success but this format helped me succeed without feeling totally deprived (cough.. Whole30, even though I love the Whole30). Eat clean. Focus on protein, veggies, fats then complex carbs. Be aware of your portions and load your plate with veggies.
How I felt. Overall I felt good. There were a few days sprinkled throughout with abdominal discomfort. My energy levels were good. I felt motivated to get through these 24 days with a sense of accomplishment.
The best part(s). Spark, hands down, is the best part of this Challenge. It is seriously freaky how sharp and focused it makes me. Also, having my Advocare adviser/Crossfit coach checking in with me every few days made a huge difference. I was not expecting this kind of attention when I made this purchase. Even when I totally flubbed up Labor Day Weekend, she was so positive and encouraging.
The worst part. All the pills in the MNS series. I am not a pill popper and taking 4 packets of pills is a lot. It got old quick. So, I’m thrilled to not have anymore. But I’m also curious if I will notice a difference in how I feel and if I can keep up the results.
Next steps. My plan moving forward is to continue to eat clean, drink wine 3 days a week, take Omegaplex and Catalyst, continue with Crossfit, take measurements every 30 days and keep loosing inches. Hopefully the pounds will catch up soon. 🙂
A big thank you to everyone who followed along! Writing the blog and taking pictures during the Challenge was hugely motivating for me. Getting all the “likes” and new followers along the way has been amazing! I’ll continue to keep you posted on things we try, things we do, and things we dream.