Three week, pre-holiday challenge!
Monday, December 04, 2017
So, I've been giving a lot of thought to this holiday season and what I can do to come out of it happy and focused. There were a lot of things to consider before coming up with a plan.
I have a birthday coming up (December 26th). That leaves me three weeks until Christmas/birthday celebrations. Also added to the mix, my husband and I are trying to get pregnant. I had wanted to be a little further along in my weight loss journey before trying to get pregnant, but I'm about to be 34 and really don't want to wait much longer. Unless I get pregnant immediately, I'll still have time to lose weight before getting pregnant, plus I'm told by my physician that I can continue to lose weight during pregnancy as long as I'm eating a healthy, clean diet that provides the nutrients my baby needs to grow.
That being said, I'm going to dedicate the next three weeks to eating a totally clean diet. Because I've recognized that I tend to eat too much cheese, I'm going to temporarily eliminate it. Please note that I said *temporarily*. I'm curious to see how my weight, digestive system and skin react to this change.
To the best of my ability, I'm going to eat only whole foods, nothing processed. My diet will consist of eggs, beans, fruits, vegetables, sweet potatoes, quinoa, extra virgin olive oil and herbs/spices. I will continue to drink my Shakeology for breakfast.
I will allow myself two glasses of dry red at a holiday part on the 17th, but that is all until my birthday. I recognize that alcohol has empty calories and isn't conducive to conceiving.
I will ensure that I take my vitamins everyday. These include pre-natals, folic acid, D3 and probiotics.
I will workout six days per week, with the seventh being a rest day or a light workout (gentle yoga or a walk).
So, that's my plan! I really want to have laser-focus the next few weeks so that I can make some great progress and enjoy-in moderation-some of my favorite holiday foods. Will I lose 100 lbs in three weeks? Of course not! Can I lose several inches and several pounds? Absolutely!