I just wanted to update those of you who are following along with my progress on my recent lifestyle shift toward clean eating! I let a week lapse (oops), but I’m happy to say that I’m still on course with my nutrition and I’m also still doing well sans my precious Diet Coke.
It’s been 5 weeks now since I had a drop of soda and 5 weeks of eating clean, real, nutritious foods. Amazingly, I’ve been pretty strict with my nutrition but I do have moments when it gets tough. Some of the foods that my husband eats makes me go crazy with cravings and I’m starting to wonder if that will ever go away.
At the end of week 4 I had lost 13 lbs., and concluding week 5 I’m up to 15.8 lbs. down!
One huge event this week has been my purchase of a Vitamix S55 Personal Blender. I am in LOVE with this blender. It’s taken my smoothie obsession to a whole new level.
I’m also still using my Veggetti quite often and zoodles have been a huge part of my summer meal plan! If you don’t have one of these yet, it’s an absolute must. I still want to try making cucumber noodles and that’s on my agenda this week.
Some of you have been asking me if I’m losing via the clean eating ONLY or if I’m “hitting the gym”. Well, I’ve never hit a gym in my life but I have been walking. My goal has been 10,000 steps on my
Fitbit Charge HR and I’ve been pretty consistent about hitting that mark. To reach 10,000 steps I usually have to walk at least 2 miles on my treadmill. If you’re trying to decide on a fitness tracker and love to walk, I highly recommend the Fitbit Charge HR. You can even challenge your friends through the app which has really motivated me to meet my step goals!
It’s not a lot of exercise, but for me, it’s a good start. I do hope to ramp my exercising up when the kids start school in the fall!
How I’m feeling
Overall I feel great. Since I started eating clean (and dropped grain as well as added sugar) my chronic heartburn has completely gone away. I do feel more energy and have noticed a big change in my skin which I discussed on Instagram recently.
Don't hate me for a selfie, I really just wanted to talk about the huge change in my complexion since I dropped soda and started eating clean + drinking tons of water. My skin is clearer, my pores are less visible and I notice that my skin doesn't look dull like it used to. Nurrition = natural glow, y'all. I am a believer. #cleaneating #cleaneats #eatclean #realfood #weightloss #nutrition #fitfam #beauty #skincare 👊🏻
If you’re interested in seeing my weight loss and food updates be sure you’re following me on Instagram. Here’s a peek at what I’ve been eating lately.
I’ll have another update for you soon as I approach my week 6 weigh-in!