My blog friend, Melissa, asked me how the challenge was going and I realized that I hadn't written an update in quite some time. So here goes:
So far it's going pretty good! I'm not going to say GREAT because I haven't been able to work out as much as I would like to. I've lost a total of two pounds (I think I've lost a couple of more pounds though but it's THAT time of the month and I am so unbelieveably bloated) and used two cheats (which by the way were pretty awesome and totally took my cravings of sweet things away!). I've started working out to Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred and I can already tell you that I LOVE IT! It's such an awesome workout and is ONLY 20 MINUTES LONG!!! You cannot BEAT THAT!!! I ordered the DVD on ebay and it took 14 days (grrrrrr..bad seller) for me to FINALLY get it...only to realize that I had it on our U-Verse On Demand this whole time...FOR FREE. Oh well. I'm pretty sore but I love being sore after a workout.
"Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body."
I got that quote from one of my fellow "beauties" and I always recite this quote in my head when my legs, arms, abs, muscles that I don't even know the name of, are killing me.
I haven't had any problems with drinking all of the water that is required of me, or not eating sweets and fried foods. I pretty much stopped eating a lot of fried foods after I had Graham. I was constantly eating salads but pretty much realized that I can't eat salads EVERY DAY either. It does a number on my poor belly.
I pray that my thyroid medication is really helping my metabolism. I will go back to the doctor at the end of the month to have my levels tested again. My doctor told me not to get discouraged if I worked out and ate right but didn't see many results...she said it will take time and lots and lots of hard work. I have to keep telling myself that this is a whole new thing for me and I can't just have the pounds fall off or get toned as easy as I did before the hypothyroidism.
Please pray that I can continue this challenge without getting discouraged. To be honest with you, a lot of times I do get discouraged because it's just NOT as easy as it used to be. I need your prayers. I need your encouragement, your advice. I can't let the devil get into my head and fill it with all of the pessimistic thoughts.
I'm blessed to have all of my "Beauties" and the "Beast". What a great group of people! I only wish I knew them in person!