Finally! Time to talk about my first month of using my workout chart!
|Thank you, husband.|
Part two of Real Talk: No Carb Week review
Here's the thing. No Carb Week turned in to Low Carb Week real quick. There were a couple of things that I hadn't considered when I decided to implement my no carb experiment. #1: Mardi Gras #2: Valentine's Day. So, admittedly, I did have the tiniest piece of King's Cake on Tuesday in celebration of Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday. Then, on Valentine's day, it's a tradition between my husband and myself to have French Onion Soup, which as we all know, has two little baguette slices on top. So, those are my carby sins this week. HOWEVER, my carb intake was significantly reduced, regardless of my two indulgences, and so I was still able to test my hypothesis and it was correct. The carbs are keeping me puffy. I noticed my cheek bones are standing out a bit more, after only 1 week of careful carbohydrate intake. My arms appear thinner and wait for it...MY JEANS ZIPPED!
Now, they're still a little snug, but not too snug to keep from wearing them out to the grocery store yesterday! I literally have not worn pre pregnancy jeans in over a year! It's been maternity pants since my 3rd month of pregnancy, so this is a big deal for me! In light of my tiny success, I've decided to try to maintain a low carb lifestyle with 1 cheat day a week to do with as I please.
I feel more motivated now, than I have so far, in the whole 7 months of my post pregnancy weight-loss journey. I'm sorry the meal posts have been kind of quiet, but as I've said before, I eat a lot of the same things, i.e. spinach salads, fruits, rice, chicken breast, boiled eggs, various veggies. But, I'll still try to post some fun meals here and there. Right now, most of my energy is invested in my workout routines instead of creative meals.