I am down 6.4 lbs after 1 week of the sexy shred challenge.
Around days 3 and 4 I began to feel withdrawal effects, not unlike those one experiences when giving up nicotine, coffee, or illicit drugs. I was dizzy, listless, annoyed, irritable, and craving SUGAR and CARBS like nobody’s business.
It passed, as I knew it would.
I’ve been feeling greater than I have in a long time, physically. That 6.4 lb loss crossed my overall weight loss goal which was to make it to 225lbs. My overall goal for the challenge in 10lbs. I’m setting a new overall goal of 215. We’ll see how that goes.
Right now, I’m working on adapting this clean way of eating as a new way of life. While many others on the challenge will go back to eating their normal ways, this is a launchpad for me to make a complete lifestyle change and live the healthiest life I can, while I’m still young enough for the change to have an impact on my future.
Clean eating has been amazing. I’m learning to enjoy the real taste and flavors of the foods I eat. I’ve become creative in the kitchen and have been working up some amazing dishes using only “clean” items. The possibilities are endless when it come to clean eating.
I wish I’d started sooner.
Now we’re into week two and I’m back in the gym for real, for real. Let’s see what this week brings.