2 weeks down and 1 to go before the “official” ROUND 1 of Shift Shop is in the books and my goodness all I gotta say is IT FEELS GOOD to be a challenger again!
Being a part of this test group has been amazing on many different levels but mentally – I needed to go back to square one and this is getting me there.
To measure my foods again – CONSISTENTLY.
To make a plan and STICK TO IT
To be faced with temptations and PROUDLY turn them down because I have COMMITTED to becoming a better version of me.
The program is designed to “ramp up” each week. So you’re switching up the meal plan AND increasing the intensity and length of the workouts.
Week 1 was a combo of 25 minute strength and cardio based workouts and week 2 brough it up to 35.
The beginning of week 2 also re-emphasized what I too often tell others and needed to remind myself: THE SCALE LIES!
By day 9, I wasn’t feeling that my “results” – aka – the number – was matching my efforts (after GAINING a pound back I found myself discouraged) but instead of getting upset about it – I took my pictures. And well they show the story I am feeling.
Just 9 days in I was feeling lighter, far less bloated (which I attribute to the consistent avoidance of GLUTEN!!) and the need for an afternoon caffeine energy boost was no longer needed.
I traveled over the weekend and it was actually EMPOWERING to have my meals & snacks packed for the day AND stick to them, rather than caving for whatever convenience foods were at my fingertips.
What I love about the meal plan guide you get with this program is the SIMPLICITY. I don’t mind eating the same foods throughout the week and this plan is structured to give you the same “plan” to follow M/W/F/S and then again T/TH/S. It works – it makes planning and shopping EASY and I am really finding my groove.
Week 3 continues with the ramp up progression as our workouts are taken to 45 minutes and the meal plan is adjusted to eliminate yellows (carbs) — (for the calorie bracket I fall into) and increasing greens (veggies) and reds (proteins).
I did find myself looking for a bit more healthy fats (with the avocados and nuts) but honestly the carb reduction has been way easier than I expected! And different from other plans I’ve done that cut carbs and increase proteins/greens…I get to keep my fruits in with this plan – which is huge for me!!!
I am looking forward to conquering this last week and sharing how amazing this program truly is and can be for you too!!!
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