Out With the Old

Hi Folks:

In just a few short days it will be 1 month since I finished the Advocare 24 day Challenge. Since then I have done a pretty good job monitoring my diet and I’ve been consistent in my workouts, averaging 5 or 6 days a week. I’m excited to see the “tale of the tape”. As I’ve mentioned before, the scale has been pretty stagnant, but my body is definitely changing. This change was made abundantly clear the other day when I went to work the other day and had on pants that were clearly too big for me. It was so bad that my husband told me that it was time to go shopping to get new pants.

I decided to go through my closet and try on my pants to see what I could get rid of and what I could hold on to for a little while longer. I’ve thrown out or plan to donate a few pair of pants but I have a few more that I may be able to wear for another month or so before I absolutely need to toss them. That being said, I did not go out and buy new pants.

People may ask why, and I have my reasons. The first reason is because I still have pants that fit and there is no need wasting money on a size that I plan to just be passing through on, especially when I still have other options. The second reason is because I am afraid that I’ll be disappointed to find out that I still require a size 14. After all of my hard work and effort I’m nervous about going and trying on new pants and finding out that I haven’t changed as much as I thought. I’ll go when I’m ready and right now, I’m just not ready. I don’t see this as a bad thing, just something that I know that I need to do to continue to be successful.

On Sunday I did a prep day and packed all of my food for the week and I’ll say that it has been the best thing that I could have ever done. There is no thought to what I’m going to eat every day, I just reach in the fridge and grab a bowl of oatmeal, a lunch, and some snacks and I’m out of the door. No having to spend time every night trying to think of what to pack or scrounging around to find decent foods to throw together. Without question, I know that I’m going to have to start doing this on a weekly basis because it makes life a lot easier.

Jess

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