Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I got sunburned :-( But not terrible. I got all my work outs in. My eating is on point still! I actually ran at the gym for the first time in I can't even remember, granted it was intervals and I technically only ran for 4:45 minutes... but its a start. My riding lesson was awesome! My trainer actually said I am a pleasure to teach again. So goodbye carbs forever! Also I keep shedding weight like crazy!!!! I have a bad habit of weighing myself almost everyday... eh its what keeps me on track and I don't freak out if the number is a pound or two different from day to day. But I checked my progress reports and I have lost 6.2 lbs in 5 weeks. Thats when I started working out. This is week 3 of no bad carbs, and I lost 4.2 lbs in 3 weeks. But I have also been busting my bum in the gym and making sure I am getting enough food. When you cut out bad carbs you actually have to eat soo much food to get your calorie and nutrient count where it is supposed to be. Because I am lifting weights I make sure I get tons of protein in my body! I have been tracking almost religiously the past 5 days. I think I missed my dinner one day. But it makes a huge difference. I can actually feed my body right. Then I can perform my best in the gym and get the most out of my work outs because my body is fueled and happy! This is not a fad diet. This is a lifestyle change. I feel amazing. I am feeling better and better about myself. Mentally, physcially, and emotionally. A few months ago I was on anti-anxiety medication. I haven't taken them in I believe 6 weeks. And I haven't had a panic attack or trouble sleeping since I buckled down and really made my fitness a priority. I still have between 20-25 lbs to go but I don't feel helpless anymore. I am in control. And I believe with the dedication I have been putting in these past 6 weeks I should be at my goal by the end of the summer! I have also taken measurements and I have lost a few inches all over my body.... except my biceps :-) those have grown a half inch!!! You can do this. It is hard.... but nothing worth having comes easy! You deserve to feel amazing and to be your best. Put in the work... you won't regret it!