Well, its been a long time doing low carb – I can’t even keep up any more. But it is going so well. And I am getting ready to start on my third week of working out. I’m not sure how much weight I’ve lost, but my clothes are getting very loose, which is awesome. I’m still not feeling deprived and I haven’t had the urge to cheat. I was pretty hungry today between lunch and dinner, but I brushed that aside. At some point I am going to have to start worrying about calories. I haven’t worried about it too much so far, especially since my clothes have been feeling better on me.
My workouts have been going great. I have done two weeks and I can really tell. Today while I was on a field trip I actually jogged! It has been so long since I have felt comfortable – or able – to do that. My ultimate goals are to get into good enough shape that I can do Combat Hapkido, and after I get through that I’m going to move on to Krav Maga. I am very excited about the whole thing because now I have something that I’m working towards.
Unfortunately I can’t fit into my capri pants that I just “grew out of”. But that is coming. That is mini-goal #1. I can’t wait to accomplish it. And in fifteen more days I can weigh and measure myself again, and see what kind of progress I am making.
I just found this really good article pertaining to water weight. I’m glad I made the decision to only weigh myself once a month. And even that may be too much.
Well, my second week of low-carbing is over, and it went just as well as the first week. This is definitely something that I feel I could do for the rest of my life. I feel so much better, I’m not hungry all of the time, and my energy level is through the roof. To think, I haven’t had any bread, pasta, or cereal in two weeks and I feel this great! I also haven’t had any milk (it has a lot of carbs). I haven’t cut all dairy – I’ve been eating some cheese. And lots of veggies. If you can’t tell, I am so excited about how well it is going. And its pretty much a no-brainer. If something makes you feel this good without leaving you hungry all of the time, why wouldn’t you do it? I even think I’ve detected some looseness in my clothing in the last couple of days, but sometimes I wonder if that’s all in my head because I want my clothes to be loose.
But it may not be in my head for long. My wonderful and loving boyfriend beat me – he ordered an exercise program before I did. I was looking into The FIRM’s new Wave program, because I LOVE the FIRM. I had planned on ordering it in a week or so because I will have the money then. But my boyfriend ordered the Power 90 system and we got it yesterday. I did my first workout with it today, and I have to say, I’m glad that he ordered it because I did a whole workout without feeling like I was overdoing it. The thing about the FIRM stuff is, I’m not in good enough shape for it. So maybe I will hold off and order that after I get through this Power 90. But after doing it, or at least my first day of it, I’m even more excited about doing it. It should be great. I took my measurements today, too, so that I can track my progress. If I ever get discouraged I can just take my measurements and see how far I’ve come. That will probably motivate me to go even farther.