Monday, May 27, 2013

Challenge Accepted!

Tomorrow I am starting the Advocare 24 Day Challenge.  Even though the challenge consists of taking a ton of pills, drinking a fiber drink that I hear is non too pleasant, eating a very strict Paleo diet, and working out.  Even though all of THAT...I'm still excited! 

I've taken the last week off of my workout routine due to a small injury.  My left hamstring and both knees just couldn't seem to get along last week with Jillian Micheals last week.  So, I took a week off to heal and hopefully, when I hit it again tomorrow, we will be back on track.  I'm guessing the fact that I work out in our barn, on cement, with no padding, doesn't help the knees/hamstring issue either, but there isn't much I can do about that. 

In preparation for the start of the challenge tomorrow, I measured myself tonight.  I also will take a day 1 picture (and a day 24 pic) so I can see them side by side.  I'm not sure how accurate the measurements will be since I did it myself but I at least have a starting point.  Dustin offered to help me with it, but I'm too ashamed for him to see the numbers.  I know, I know...I don't make any sense.  I strut around the house in nothing but my bra and underwear, not caring if he sees me.  (maybe even a little secretly proud when he looks at me!)  but there is too much honesty in the actual numbers.  I can't be that honest with him.  Or with you.  Sorry...I'm just not there yet. 

So anyhow, wish me luck as I get back to the diet hard core!  I'm hoping this will be the boost that gets me over this weight loss plateau.  I've got 40 (at least) pounds to go yet. 

On the plus side, I bought a new pair of capris this week and they are 4 sizes smaller than what I wore last year at this time.  I'm going to celebrate that small victory!