This program for me was out of my comfort zone on many fronts....no distance running (ummm yeah this I thought would be the hardest part), more carbs (this actually was the hardest), and one 24 hour fast day. However, I went in with a clear and open mind knowing I really had nothing to lose. In honesty I did struggle with not running distances....more of a fear of missing out as I saw my Instagram feed fill up with you fabulous people out there training for marathons and races...but I also missed the release that I get from running. I did however enjoy the extra time on my hands...although I would have thought my house would be cleaner seeing as how I cleaned it multiple times each weekend!
I also struggled mentally to consume the amount of carbs that Amanda had recommended for us...some days were 50% carbs and our feast day was 250 carbs....far more than I had had in years! I discovered foods that I had ruled out of my life years ago like sweet potatoes and oatmeal thinking I couldn't eat that many carbs. I also discovered that I can in fact fast for 24 hours and not die or pass out...it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and I actually was far more focused at work and in getting things done than when I ate regularly.
So I know what you really want to know....did it work? Throughout the 6 weeks we didn't weigh in (eeeek!)...we didn't measure ourselves...we were to focus on non-scale victories instead like how clothes fit and our energy levels. Getting dressed in the morning is a lot easier now that clothes are fitting much better...but yes I was excited to weigh in and do my measurements....so here's the results:
I lost 5lbs
I lost inches
My reaction....I can't lie...I wanted to lose more lbs but I am THRILLED with the inches that I lost!!! I feel stronger and more energetic than I did 6 weeks ago! I also feel in control of my eating....which was something that I really struggled with! I can't wait to do round 2 in a few weeks with Amanda and see what I can do!! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to change the way that they are eating and feeling! Amanda is having another group go this month if you want to sign up!!! You won't be sorry! I will post before and afters after the next round....I had someone yesterday ask me if I was pregnant so I am not feeling all that awesome to put it out there on here! BTW NO I'm not pregnant!