I was sick all last week with a chest cold (Ben too). I still went to the gym 2 hours in the morning, but I came home every afternoon and stayed home. I did not see measurable progress in “pounds” lost (lost 1/2 pound), but it was kind of to be expected due to the week I had.
This week I started a new “carb cycle” diet. A lot of chicken and salmon and repetitive, but none of that really bothers me at all. If I don’t eat correctly, I usually feel really crappy. So it is well worth it for me to eat correctly. I have cut out milk for some time now because it is one of those foods that I don’t digest well. So with this new carb cycle I am to have a protein shake at the end of the night and add almond milk. I did that and I had a horrible time digesting that. I was up till way past midnight getting my stomach to settle down. So now I just do the shake with water. But that is what I am referring to when I say if I don’t eat right. It’s just not worth it to not feel well.
I came back to the gym ready to work on Monday morning. I found I was at about 70% (after having been ill.) By Wednesday, I could barely walk or move my arms because everything was sore. But today I’m back to feeling 99% and not quite as sore. This is my 9th week of the 12 week challenge.
I took a picture of my progress and put it side by side to my starting photo and I could see the progress. That helped me mentally after having a week of no weight loss. I could visually see the difference and that is motivating.
This morning when I was in our exercise class at 9:30 a.m. with 18 other friends/gym members, I found out that two people that I work out with in these classes are fighting cancer (and winning). They are there at the gym working out hard with me. I find this very humbling and inspiring. They want their bodies to be strong! God bless them both. I am definitely keeping them in my prayers.