My Six Week Journey to Better Health {Week 2}

My Six Week Journey To Better Health, Week 2!

This week has had it’s ups and downs. I keep reminding myself that poor health and 10 extra pounds didn’t happen overnight! I’ve had some successes that I’m excited about, but also some real struggles.

The Highlights of My Week

By the end of week 1 I had last five pounds! I was super duper excited and so motived to keep going. This was going to be a breeze!

I faithfully did my workouts except for over the weekend. I’ve been going to the track and doing walk/run intervals. I’ve been eating a lot of salad, chicken and steamed veggies.

My husband got the girls a donut yesterday morning for a special treat, but I told him to not get me any! I’m trying to be very careful about what planned indulgences I do. I knew at some point I would make my family brownies (they had been asking for them!), so I made those last night and that was my planned treat.

 

The Low Parts of my Week

Pride goeth before the fall. 🙂

I woke up on Tuesday and didn’t eat until 11:00 AM. Totally my own fault and I paid for it dearly. My blood sugar crashed hard, and I kept eating all day long to try to feel better. Most of what I ate was ok, but I ate a of it (nut mix, cheese sticks, apple gouda sausage, etc). I woke up the next morning and had gained back 2 pounds. Yesterday was kind of the same day, I just felt super dizzy and shaky and was still trying to get my blood sugar back to where it should be (I have low blood sugar). I haven’t weighed myself to see where I’m at, because I’m just going to keep pressing forward.

My Workouts

I’m still really enjoying the Fit Yummy Mummy workouts. When you join her forum you get two videos you alternate through each month. About when you are ready to move on to a new workout, the new month comes along and you get two new videos to learn!

Her advertising shows a lot of bikinis and bare skin. This is what her workouts are really like. She does them all on her back porch, and wears tanks and shorts or workout pants.

I love that the workouts include kettle bells, and dumbbells. You work on strength training three days and then cardio on the off days. It’s working for me so I’m going to keep at it!

Last Day of Lilla Rose Sale and Party!

Don’t forget that today is the last day of the 10% off Lilla Rose sale and mystery hostess party!

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When you order through the party link you are being entered to be randomly chosen to be the hostess of the entire party! Right now the party has over $700 in sales, so the hostess will receive $105 in free products, 4 half price items, plus a free hostess only flexi clip! If the party goes higher then the hostess rewards will just keep going up!

If you order $60 or more through the party link, I will send you a free flexi clip of my choosing! This is for my new and current customers only, I encourage you to stay loyal to your current consultant if you have one!

Patriotic Summer Fun

Here is a super cute summer outfit we put together using clothing that is for sale at Deborah & Co. and the Liberty Bow flexi clip! You can find links to all of these items here. 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. You mentioned brownies…my daughter made sweet potato brownies and they are wonderful and so good for you. Here is her recipe if you are interested ~

    http://liverightbehealthy.blogspot.com/2013/02/sweet-potato-brownies.html

    Her whole blog is full of wonderful recipes. She did the Whole30 program and felt SO good after 30 days!

  2. It’s great that you’re pressing forward and striving towards living a healthier life. 🙂 I’m also there, and I’ve been doing Suzanne Bowen Fitness workouts for over a year. I love her encouragement, health tips, support, and no to low-impact workouts. You can stream over 150 and growing workouts for $9.99 per month. She adds new workouts all the time and they range from quick 10 minute targets, to 30, to 60 minute workouts including stretching. She has health plans, workout plans, and a great facebook community group where we all support and encourage one another. Sorry to sound like an ad, but I really believe in her method and admire her spirit and desire to help people love their bodies as they are while working towards being the healthiest we can be. You can check out more and try a free 48 hour trial (no cc required) here: http://suzannebowenfitness.com/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=3

    God’s blessings on your journey to better health 🙂

  3. I’d just like to mention that unless you ate 7000 calories above what you needed to maintain your weight, you didn’t gain 2 pounds of actual weight in one day. Your body probably was holding onto extra water because of the sudden change in your diet. Our weight fluctuates so much, seemingly for no reason. Watching the scale constantly can really mess with our heads. I know that from experience. 🙂

    • This is true! Even dropping 5 pounds quickly, such as in a weeks time, is mostly if not all water! Rule. If you lose/gain it fast it’s usually fluid shifting! But that’s a good thing too 🙂

  4. Wow – all I can say is that from your photos you definitely look like a fit yummy mummy already. In fact, to be fair in my opinion you already looked like one before you started! Nevertheless, your two week’s photo could definitely be used for advertising for the program.

  5. Chaya Dina says:

    Hi there –

    I don’t think I’ve actually ever posted here before, but I follow you regularly and have gained so much from your posts! Thank you for sharing. I just wanted to say, that to me you look like your weight is perfect, maybe even on the thin side of perfect. I realize that I cannot know what your ideal weight should be, you are the ultimate decider on that, but I just felt a concern to share how you may look to others. I would never have guessed that you felt you should lose 10 pounds, if you had not written about it. In any case, I wish you much success, health and energy, and thank you again for your blog.

  6. Is there a week 3,4,5 or 6 post?
    I am curious about the supplements.
    I feel like I am stuck. I am a major sugar addict (well chocolate)
    I have thyroid issues and fatigue.
    I am really interested in how the rest of your challenge went and about the supplements. I have seen thyromin but still unsure of using it.
    Would love to hear more of your journey.

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