Happy Monday, Loves!
How are you?!!
I hope all of your weekends were good.. no, great!
I want to thank you guys for all the encouraging words and support as I try this new adventure in going grain free. I have been reading so many of your stories as well as challenges and I just thank you for opening up to me! I really appreciate it. It definitely helps me keep going!
Before I give you an update, I want to show you my new hair! I dyed it Friday night and got my hair restyled and I love how it turned out. What do you think?
It is a chocolate brown but has a hint of warmth with some red. I am so happy with it!
ANYWAY! I am so excited to share with you how my first week of going grain free went!
So I started on Sunday of last week. I will begin saying this- it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. But I didn't realize how many grains were in my diet until I totally cut them out! Wow! I was eating so many grains!!
The first three days were the most difficult. I definitely was craving breads and sugars so much! I also was very tired. I sometimes caught myself closing my eyes at my desk (oops!) but after the third day, I felt so energized, less bloated, and my skin cleared up! Amazing- am I right?!
The best part is- I lost over 3 lbs week 1! I know many of you said you lose weight fast and consistently and I was so surprised to see weight drop like that. Especially since I hardly worked out last week! I worked out Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. I did Zumba on Monday, Yoga on Wednesday and weight lifting (legs) on Saturday.
This week I have workouts everyday. Hopefully that will help kick-start some more weight-loss this week. I haven't measured where I am from the beginning. I probably am going to wait to do that.
The key thing that has really helped me stay strict with my eating?
Pre-packing my food! I mentioned that in my first blog post about going grain free but man, it helped so much because all my meals were already pre-packed ready to go for whenever I was hungry! & I always kept almonds close by if I was extra hungry one day.
I am so excited to continue on this journey! Thank you to all my weight-loss warriors for all the support and encouragement! You guys are such a blessing!
The other great part of this all- I got my sister and mom on board! This is going to be so fun doing it with family :)
What weightloss tips and tricks have worked for you!?
I would love to hear them :)