Oh man! I can’t believe we are at the week 6 weigh-in. WHAT!!??? I am officially half way through the 90 day journey! This is going so much faster than I thought. I feel like I am gonna miss it!
Let’s begin this post with my week 6 recap in the Fit Journal:
My BIGGEST accomplishment not only for this week but for the entire journey has been me suddenly picking up dance classes! OMG, I cannot tell you how much joy it has brought into my life. I will continue to do this…way beyond the 90 days for sure.
Friends have been texting and DMing me and asking if they could come and I be like YASSSS COME!!!!! So last night my friends Natalie and Michelle came to a beginner/intermediate heels class and OMG it was sass attack x3.
Here’s a lil video of the routine we learned. It was so hard, but so rewarding once I got the moves. This is only my 2nd class but I feel like I’m moving my body with more ease! So proud of myself :)
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It’s Day 2 of Phase 2 of my 90 Day Journey and one of my vows is to dance more! Why? Honestly it’s not even about the calorie burn. Dance bathes me in happy feelings. 😊 I feel soooooo incredibly giddy afterwards!!! 👠 Today’s heels routine was def harder than yesterday’s. The choreo featured slow, sensual moves broken up by hard hits! Oh boy was it challenging. (I was struggling a lot of the time!) But it was a good struggle because when I finally kinda sorta got it, the feeling was pure REWARD and SATISFACTION! My friends @nataliesoutlet and @michellekhare joined me today and we’re gonna try to make it a weekly thing! 👯♀️ I love how supportive these classes are. All the women are so nice and encouraging! Thanks @sassyress for the cool routine. Can’t wait to learn the rest! Read more about my phase 2 vows on blogilates.com (bio link) #blogilates
Here is what my Fit Journal Game Plan looked like this week! A combo of running, weight lifting, circuit training and dance! Oh man. Can’t wait to see this whole thing filled out.
WEEK 6 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Last Sunday, I had creeped back up to 129.8 lbs and the start of this whole week was me battling the bloat. I had to do a lot of probiotics and I stopped with the processed meat, like bacon and it helped a little. But, since implementing the food tracking just yesterday, my body has already started responding again! It feels nice to know that my new method is working.
So, today’s weigh in has me at a -0.4 lb change over the week and a -7.2 lb change since August 12th, which was my very very first weigh in. I decided to add that number in to the chart because it shows me how far I’ve truly come.
It’s only been a couple days of food tracking in MyFitnessPal – but already I am understanding why this works. Of course, tracking your food keeps you hyper aware of how many calories you’re putting in your body so you don’t overeat. That’s obvious. But for me, the tracking makes me feel fuller after my meals. Let me explain.
Growing up, my family didn’t live a life of abundance. When it came to food, I always felt like I needed to eat the fastest and hoard the most food on my plate, so that I wouldn’t be left hungry later if food ran out. So how does that affect me as an adult? Well, now I eat til I’m overstuffed because it makes me feel safe and protected. That’s why I have such an emotional relationship with food. Food doesn’t just make me full. It makes me FULfilled.
So, when I started tracking my calories a couple days ago and seeing how much food I was actually eating, it eased my mind. Seeing how much fat, protein, and carbs I was getting in one meal made me feel like I didn’t have to eat more because I was already eating enough. It shattered that “hurry eat more or else you’ll be hungry later” mentality and instead gave me calm and peace!
Guys, this is the weirdest epiphany I have ever had about why I overeat!!! Oh my goodness. This is why I love blogging. It’s so therapeutic, and it helps me work out my problems!! I never thought I’d say that I like calorie counting, but since it sparked a pretty deep revelation about my childhood – I can’t say I hate it!
Fit journal entry. I am happy to be filling out that happy face again. During my 2 weeks of bloat, that meh face was winning. Man, your gut really has so much control over your emotions!
18% carbs, 63% fat, 19% protein
For brunch, in addition to my mixture of MCT Oil and BHB’s in my water, I made myself a plate of eggs mixed with ghee, chanterelle mushrooms (my fave mushrooms of all time!!!!), half an avo, and ground turkey with sriracha and coconut aminos for flavor. ABSOLUTE YUMMMMMM.
17% carbs, 55% fat, 28% protein
I actually ended up having 6 of those taco things! Each taco was made up of a cauliflower egg thin and was filled with ground turkey, chanterelle mushrooms, and topped with guac. I had a side of eggs with ghee, topped with pico de gallo salsa. Again, ABSOLUTE DELISHHHHHHH.
44% carbs, 53% fat, 3% protein
For a late dinner snack (ok I know I’m not supposed to snack but I had “leftover” calories that MyFitnessPal said I needed to use up), so I used it on the pumpkin pie hummus! SO GOOD. I also had my probiotic.
Overall I ate 1,376 calories yesterday and oddly felt super full. Maybe I didn’t calculate correctly?? Anyway, came in at 20% carbs, 58% fat, and 22% protein. I still had room to eat more according to MyFitnessPal but I wasn’t hungry, so I decided to simply acknowledge the deficit and instead give priority to listening to my body. Energy levels are up and I’m not feeling tired at all, so maybe my happy place is around this macronutrient breakdown. I’ll keep it this way until I notice something that needs to be changed.
Well there you go guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend!