So, today 22 of my members and I embarked on a journey to cleanse our bodies and reset our nutritional path. We will train together for 6 days a week for the next three weeks. A result of this short, but intense path will be a loss of 8 – 10 pounds, a couple dress sizes, one jeans size, leaner bodies, stronger bodies and much stronger minds and souls.
We will take away the refined foods that have snuck back into our meals over time; no pop, no sugar, no chips and dip, no ice cream. We will pay attention to what we eat and drink. We will be mindful of what we CHOOSE to ingest. That’s right, what we eat is a choice. We aren’t forced to eat two big Macs and large fries. We aren’t forced to down 4 beers and half a pizza. No one forces us to eat an ice cream sundae the size of a small rowboat. For the next 21 days we are going to choose to eat those items which support our health and our bodies. Lean protein, tons of beautiful veggies and we will pick our carbs very carefully. (Quinoa, buckwheat, couscous).
This is our time. So often we are off and running when the day starts and we hardly think of ourselves. We are task-driven: work, meetings, kid’s sports, church, social gatherings…we go from thing to thing and at the end of the day we fall into an exhausted sleep. We don’t think about how we treated our bodies. We just want to push through all the events of the day.
The 21 Day Fat Meltdown demands that we concentrate and focus on OURSELVES. How’s that for a concept? To succeed, we must re-evaluate what we are eating; how much we are eating; and when we are eating. My plan addresses each issue and gives us a game plan.
We are adding physical training to the nutritional part. This ensures that our results will be off the hook!
So, stay tuned as I will walk through this journey with you as well. I will share insights, missteps, successes and frustrations with you. The next 21 days will be quite a learning experience. Let’s get started!
This morning we met at the gym at 5:30A for an hour long workout. Everyone was on time and had looks of happy anticipation on their faces. We started out with a warm up of running around the stadium stairs and then we went back into the gym. We started out with Y squats, slastix band squat presses, walking lunges, Lollipop kids, quite a bit of core…halfway through we ran another 10 minutes around the stadium stairs and came back and finished up in the gym.
We were all sweaty and happy at the end of the workout. Some of us may be pretty sore by the time we wake up tomorrow morning, but it is that sense of accomplishment that dulls any physical soreness that we may experience.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s adventures!