Well, happy February and congratulations to those who haven’t caved yet to the hit it and quit by the end of January resolutioners. Way to hang in there! You’ve waded through the salad filled trenches of misery and passed the doughnut and cake temptation road blocks. Well done👏🏻.
The hubs and I have been on the slim-me-down misery boat for 2 weeks now. While he is hangrily rocking the no carb diet and by no carb that excludes milk because our marriage would most likely pay the price of his divorce from dairy. I was suffering through the Turbo Carb Cycle. If you’d like to delve into the deets of carb cycling then by all means click here but the cliff notes version is 2 low-no carb days followed by 1 day with healthy carbs at every meal and 1 cheat day/meal a week. The thing is, this worked but at the expense of my energy and milk supply. I started noticing it tapering off the 2nd week in so I did some research and turns out milkin mommas need to have a larger portion of their intake from good carbs. So I am still going high protein and fat, but with my apples, oatmeal and squash thrown in.
Alas, the hubs has dropped 8lbs and I’ve been able to kick 3. Has has done nothing but nixed eating garbage carbs, I however am killing it at the gym 5 days a week and drooling over every red velvet oreo package I pass in the grocery store. Not fair! But I’ll take any decrease on the scale sister! We’ve got some beach time coming up in 5 weeks and I’d rather the baby be the only evidence left of the pregnancy (insert rainbows and unicorns here).
My equally working-out-getting-trim bestie has been 85% of the reason why I’ve been faithful. Point? If you can find a fellow misery sweatster then do it! We reserve rights to shame and guilt each other for wussing out of workouts while inwardly breathing a sigh of relief that we don’t have to put pants on and leave the house. Kim is like my coffee, I can’t function daily without her.
As far as what kind of physical torture we’re subjecting ourselves to, we’re mostly focusing on oly lifting at the gym with a lot of HIIT training and some yoga. Occasionally we’ll throw in some lap swims, kickboxing or fit-bodied-filled workout dvds. Our plans change every week which keeps our bodies guessing and the hurt so good soreness from workouts almost a daily thing.
What kind of goals or regimes are you guys suffering through?