It’s My Time Now! Being Honest
It’s day 12 of the Advocate 24 Day Challenge, and I have to be honest. I’ve done well with exercise, done well with taking the supplements when I am supposed to, done well drinking water, but I have to admit it’s not been easy for me to stick strictly to the eating plan. While I have done well for 2/3 of the time, dinner time is hard. I have full control over what I prepare for my family, yet, I don’t always prepare the meals that will help me to stick to the plan.
I have lost 2 lbs and inches. I’ve gone down a size, can tighten my belt a little tighter, my bra is loose, and some of my favorite clothes are too big. That’s encouraging, and I know I am building muscle since I am exercising with weights. It wasn’t until I mentioned to my accountability friend that I had chicken tenders and mash potatoes with gravy while out with my son, and having her tell me that I wasn’t supposed to be eating fried chicken tenders. I began to justify, and she told me straight out – I was in denial and I wasn’t following the program as well as I should be. She was right. I needed to hear it. She’s thin, and while she’s doing the Advocare 24 Day Challenge to be in better health, I knew what she was saying was right. If I want to get the most from the Advocare 24 Day Challenge, then I need to follow the plan – all of it.
Some of the strategies she shared (which is easier to take from a thin person than someone my size) were to eat a salad first before eating my lunch and eat a salad first before eating dinner. It will fill you up some. She also emphasized to use olive oil and vinegar because it’s low in calories, and olive oil is good for you.
So I am going to implement the salads, and I’m going to email her what I eat each day. I might not like hearing about what I shouldn’t have eaten, but knowing that someone is going to be looking at what I’ve eaten will help me to make better choices. If I veer, I need to hear it. I know she’s not judging me, she wants me to be successful!
I can do this! You can too!