Ok, so, I’m officially one week in to this. Â How do I feel? Â Pretty freaking awesome. Â I’ve got way more energy than I normally have, I’ve lost an impressive amount of weight, and I’m seeing some reduction in inches as well. Â Today is also cheat day, which means that I set out to DESTROY some food!
So first, let’s share the weeks progress…
I know, everyone is telling me not to weigh in daily. Â But really, I love seeing trending data, so I’m going to ignore you. Â I’m not going to get bent out of shape if I gain a little here or there, because I can already see that gaining a pound on one day is not at all bad, as compared to the progress I’ve already made. Â I’m so pumped about this.
I wanted to take a quick second and thank everyone who has been leaving such helpful comments and encouragement, both here and on Facebook and Twitter. Â Doing something like this alone is impossible, but having a positive social network surrounding me has made all the difference in the world.
Now, ON TO CHEAT DAY!
8:00 I got to wake up today without an alarm! Â Too bad it was still at 8am. Â Pretty sure my body is just programmed at this point, which is fine. Â Sleeping in makes me feel like I’m wasting the day anyway.
8:30 Out of bed, weigh in and measure. Â I’m down 8.7lbs and 11 inches across my points measured! Â My biceps got a little bigger, and my neck stayed the same, but I’m down everywhere else. Â Amazing feeling!
9:15 Breakfast time. Â I really need to work on the eating within an hour of waking up thing, as I think it would help greatly. Â I just love procrastinating getting out of bed in the morning. Â Breakfast today is sensible, 12oz black coffee, a bowl of spinach, and a chicken breast drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Â Solid start before the mayhem begins.
11:15ï»¿ 20x air squats, 20x wall presses, 6oz grapefruit juice on ice.
11:38ï»¿ ï»¿TwoÂ BostonÂ cream donuts from Tim Hortons. Â I could almost taste the granulated sugar in the icing on these. Â Honestly, it kinda tasted a little gross. Â Afterwards, I felt a little ill, which I’m seeing happens to a lot of people apparently. Â I decided to press on, and went grocery shopping. Â I picked up a ton of great deals on meat and veg this week, so I’m looking forward to rocketing in to week 2.
1:53 20x air squat Â and 20x wall presses.
3:00 Mark’s Pizzaria time! Â Had 3 slices off of a large chicken finger pizza (chicken fingers deep fried, tossed in medium hot sauce, chopped, and put on the pizza). Â I always get the red sauce as opposed to the white. Â This pizza was like absolute heaven to me. Â It’s one of my favorite pies, and I expect it’ll make it on to the cheat day list several times. Â This also didn’t sit all that well in my stomach, but it’s cheat day. Â Press on! Â Now, I saw a recipe for a confection that I absolutely needed to try. Â The problem was I saw it the day after I started doing this diet. Â So I knew it has to be a cheat day treat.
5:05 I present to you, the OREO FILLED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE! Â These little bad boys will make a woman swoon and make a man grunt in appreciation. Â I managed to eat ONE and I didn’t want any more than that. Â Normally, I feel like I would be able to knock down two or three without giving it a second thought!
And that’s it for cheat day! Â I was so “lagged” after the cookie that I never got around to eating a “dinner” before I had evening company, and by the time all was said and done, I wasn’t hungry anymore and it was past midnight, so it was no longer cheat day.
Week 1? Â Great success!