I've been wanting to do something like this for a while now. I'm pretty aware of my sweet tooth. It's pretty serious. Ever since I can remember, it's been there. My dessert plate would always be bigger than my dinner plate.
This past Fall & Winter was my breaking point in changing my health. I was at an all-time low in how I felt and looked that I finally decided enough was enough!
6 months later, I've done The Mutu System 12 week program with flying colors, healing my DR and strengthening my back and core. (Those who have Diastasis Recti, you definitely need to check that out.)
But I hit a plateau and wanted/needed something more. Somehow I found Leanmoms.com and checked it out. It looked like what I was looking for, with the flexiblity that moms like me needed. So I bought the program and started working out 3 weeks ago. Her workouts are HIIT workouts that are 15 minutes long. They are definitely HIIT. And I feel it every day. I could see the muscles tone. But the fat on top of them were still there. And it seemed that wasn't going anywhere. I still needed to make some changes.
Along with the program was a 7-Day Detox Diet. It's a way to kind of jump start your body to get rid of all the toxins in it and start fresh. For 3 weeks, i've been afraid to just do it. But this past weekend, after talking with friends and Joe, I just decided to DO IT.
So here I am. Day 4 of the Detox. The past 4 days have been fruits, veggies, lean meats, some nuts and natural oils, like coconut oil, avocados, etc etc.
The first couple of days were rough. Definitely felt the effects of cutting all sugar and processed foods out of my diet. But right now, I'm feeling really good. REALLY good. Like I have more energy. I am tired at night and go to bed around 10:30. I sleep better. I wake up more refreshed.
I don't know what I was so scared of. This has been an amazing change in just a few days. And it's just been my diet.
After the 7 days, I'll measure & weigh myself. And then i'll start her hormone free diet plan, which extends what i've been doing but it does add other foods back plus a cheat day to eat whatever I want. I'm excited for this road i'm on.
I wasn't paid to write this. I decided to do this on my own, so that I can remember and look back when times might be a tad harder for me.