After week three I am ecstatic. I have only finished a workout program one time and I have made it through this far with not skipping any workouts and my food has been on track about 95% of the time. We had a family xmas last Saturday. Tradition there is chicken noodle soup for lunch, a bunch o appetizers and lasagna or supper. I did have a little of each 😦 I am still down 5lbs which was my goal by Christmas. However, I just had surgery yesterday and brought my ShakeO with for after surgery knowing I woul be hungry and wanted to avoid the saltine crackers they normally give a person after surgery. I had some salad for dinner last night. I wasn’t very hungry.
I woke up today and was very sore where incisions are located. I broke my fast earlier today so I had something in my stomach before taking the pain killers. My main goal at this is point is to stay on track with my nutrition so I continue to see progress while I am unable to exercise.
More updates: Sherri is now down 13lbs, Cary is down 9 and I am down 5. WOOHOO!!
Goal for 2018-to see my abs muscles!!!
I have been busy recovering from the surgery and holidays. It has been an adjustment to get used to not working out. I went back to teach my TNT workout class 3 weeks after surgery. I realized quickly that I was not fully ready to participate (nor was I supposed to). On Wed I was cleared to do as much as I felt up to except for core work. I started back on the treadmill and walked 2 minutes than ran 2 minutes for 2 miles. I felt pretty good after that so I continued with my workout class on Friday morning. I did a little bit more than the previous week. I have been doing pretty well at keeping meals on track. HFLC is really easy once you get used to it. I have not been 100% but shoot for 90% each week.
Progress photo! This is probably the scariest thing for me! I am a little self conscious but I always tell my participants that these pictures are a reality check and putting them side by side shows us how much progress we are making even if the scale doesn’t show a huge number. So true!!
I have some sinus issues going…must have caught a bug with the holidays. I woke up sick on New Years Day. Strangely I tried adding garlic infused water to my neti pot and it helps! I’ll try all sorts of things to avoid going to the doctor and them telling me that I need to wait it out. Anyone else hate that??
I was lucky enough to get an air fryer from my mom for Christmas. Thanks Mom!! I love it. We have been using it to make whole chicken, chicken wings, sweet potato fries, zucchini chips, veggies etc. So quick and easy! I also got a pressure cooker, similar to Instant Pot but different brand. I need to use this more but need to find recipes that work with HFLC. I went with this brand so that I could use it to can spaghetti sauce in later this year.
Time to bring on week 6!!!