I’ve been quiet for a bit, friends, but I’ve been busy. After a ten-day break–where I still ate well but relaxed my workouts somewhat–I started another round of The 21 Day Fix and I’m a full two weeks in already. That’s right: 14 days of 21 are in the books. I’m still going strong.
I continue to drop inches much more than pounds. I take this to mean the great nutrition provided by The Fix is helping me build and protect muscle as I lose fat. Believe me when I say I don’t have the body I started out with any more. There have been serious changes and other people are starting to notice. My clothes hang better and I’m wearing pieces of my wardrobe I couldn’t fit into six weeks ago. Shopping in my own closet is awesome, not the least because buying a new wardrobe is not in my future while all our money goes to baby making.
The workouts continue to help me kick my own butt. I am at the point now where I don’t have to modify many of the exercises because I’ve gained so much strength. The odd change I do need to make happens to protect my wrists and paws, which are still screwed right up from a nasty car accident a few years back. In general, though, my injury isn’t holding me back as much as I was worried it might.
I’m feeling fantastic about how much more my body can do now than it could at the beginning of 2017. I’m feeling excited to see where the next few rounds take me.
Sure, I still battle junk food cravings and it’s challenging to prep meals and snacks rather than grabbing something quick. Some days getting started on my workout feels insurmountable until I begin. There are (relatively brief) moments where I feel like giving up. However, I plan and prep my food every damn day; I am 35 for 35 on my daily workouts; and I have yet to call it quits.
I remain committed to making 2017 my year, to getting myself into shape and into excellent health before I celebrate my 35th birthday. So far, I’m feeling proud of all the changes I’ve made and it’s becoming much easier to focus on what I am gaining rather than what I’m giving up.