So if you are following along, I am going to attempt for the millionth time to get this clean eating and exercise thing a whirl and concur it. I’m starting with Ashely Conrad’s 10 day cleanse and following it up with Jamie Eason’s Livefit Trainer. I’ll talk about why I choose these programs in a later post.
I’ve prepared before. Cold Turkey style and like a gang buster at the gym. That lasts all of a few days and I’m back to eating crap and I’m so sore I can’t work out for days. I’m going to do things differently this time. I’ve had a couple weeks to think about it and mentally prepare for it. I know that I’m doing Ashley Conrad’s 10 day Cleanse. I have all the supplements ready and I’ve looked over the menu plan and made sure I liked the foods and if not, I choose the substitute. I made a grocery list and found some recipes to add some variety to the things I can eat. I’m going to prep all my food on Sunday for the week and have my gym bag packed and ready. I also have a workout partner to make sure I get to the gym.
I have also set some goals. Short term and long term to reward myself as I progress. Once I finish my 10 day cleanse I will treat myself to a new outfit. It may seem foolish at this point to buy new clothes for myself. In my case, I carry all my weight in my gut, so all my jeans still fit at 150 just like they fit at 135, just a tad tighter around the stomach. And after this 10 day cleanse I should lose between 5-8 pounds of water weight and shouldn’t be as bloated. If I am I may hold off on the outfit and buy me a new pair of shoes, cowboy boots to be exact! Then I’ll buy the outfit after my first four weeks of the Live Fit Trainer. I have a goal for each of the 4 weeks of the 12 week program and a reward. My long term goal is to finish both, have established a fairly decent clean eating habit, lose some weight and build some muscle.