Day 4 of the Lean-Out Program

One day left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Although I’m starting to think I may go through the weekend. Partially because I’m liking how I’m feeling and how I’m looking and partially because I’m going to the Renaissance Faire with my Mom on Sunday and I like to drink when we go. I don’t want to drink and throw off my system… not after this week. I’ve never gone to the Renaissance Faire as a vegetarian either… so it’s safe to assume that I have a couple bars I’m taking with me… just in case. I don’t want to be tempted by fish and chips.

Heather informed me today that I should have been rinsing my lentils before cooking them. Oops… no wonder I was feeling a little bloated. Other than that I have been honoring my body and how it’s feeling. If I want to nap, I nap. If I want to workout, I workout. I seem to get hungry every 3-4 hours so it hasn’t been an issue with hunger… except for today when we went grocery shopping. Even though I had just eaten, everything in the store looked tasty and amazing.
Damn eggs whites just don’t fill you up…

I’ve got to admit that regardless of the temptations and cravings, I am really proud of myself. It’s not the end of the world if I don’t drink coffee or eat pancakes. Where that stuff is wonderful, it’s not going anywhere. I also know and have always known that the more good you are to your body, the better it is to you. And when you eat really well, workout and take care of yourself, eating pancakes every once in awhile is not going to hurt you. It wasn’t like I was eating bad all the time, it’s just that I have this silly way of thinking about food. I tell myself that I’m a personal trainer, I can work it of later… how silly is that right!? My body is my temple and I plan to honor and treat it that way. This program has really helped me to see my crazy beliefs about food and how I think about it. Even if I don’t have any changes in my body fat percentage, I now have more awareness of the thoughts that go through my head around food.

For those of you that don’t know me… I eat really well. I take really good care of myself but I believe we can always strive for more. I don’t eat pancakes and stuff like that all the time. I guess through this program I’m also really starting to love myself. It’s not fun to be super restricted. I look good, I feel good and my boyfriend loves me. Being 15% body fat doesn’t need to be a big concern for me. If it were, I would miss or skip out on a lot of fun things. So my message here is to love yourself first, just the way you are. Because you are perfect as you are right now. Once you realize that, then you can more forward from there… loving yourself and the process every step of the way. We are really hard on ourselves at times… and it just doesn’t need to be that way.

Anyhow… I’ve got one more day of the program. I’m looking forward to speaking with Heather and hearing her thoughts… she’s pretty amazing. Oh… look at the time, I’ve got to go. Thanks for all the love and reading my posts. You guys rock!!!

Question for you to ponder: What do you give yourself a hard time for? What about yourself do you love?

Love, love, love!!!