Two weeks down.
My biggest challenge is still carving out that time each day to dedicate to my workouts with Shaun T. However, this week I realized that I need to stop stressing about getting the workouts done in one swoop. Doing the workout with interruptions is better than not doing the workout at all. Agreed?
One thing I really like about this program (Insanity: Asylum) is that I don't dread any particular workout. Sure, there are exercises that I enjoy (er, tolerate) more than others - but overall, it changes things up enough to keep things interesting (er, tolerable).
Eating has been somewhat of a challenge. You'd think I meant that I'm struggling to make healthy food choices and eat less, but the funny thing is - I feel like I'm struggling to eat enough. Paleo eliminates a lot of foods I would normally eat (specifically processed foods and grains), which is good! But I need to remember to replace those lost calories with the cleaner and healthier alternatives. By no means did I intend for this to be an actual diet and substantially eliminate calories.
Marta, our challenge coach, encouraged us to weigh ourselves this weekend, and I was initially very nervous to do that. Pre-pregnancy, I was never too worried about my weight - and by that I mean the actual number on the scale. I always went by how I felt and how my clothes were fitting. Just before getting pregnant, I kept an eye on my weight mostly because I wanted to 1) know what my baseline was, 2) track my weight gain through my pregnancy (even though that was super depressing...) and 3) make sure I got back to that baseline weight post-baby.
Anyway, my concern was this: I'm feeling good - what if the scale tells me differently? I didn't want to be discouraged and have the scale tell me that my hard work wasn't doing as much as I thought it was. I voiced my concern to Marta, so she encouraged me to wait until the end to step on the scale.
So, what did I do? Weighed myself (of course!) because curiosity got the best of me. And ya know what, it wasn't exactly what I was hoping for - but it gave me a boost of motivation to just keep working and keep working harder.
Afterall, I am the one that's in charge of this change.
Here's to another week of working my ass off. Literally.