The 24 day challenge is over! I'm so proud of how I did. Here's the final results.
I'm not very fond of measuring myself. I think it's easier to have someone else do it. And someone that is very consistent about it. I hope that I was. I'm really surpassed with 3 inches off my hips. I'm shocked. I hope that was accurate. I'm *really* happy with the 14 lbs. Once I hit the 13 lb mark I had hoped to reach 15, but it wasn't in the cards. I did take before and after pics, but I'm not sure I want to post those online yet.
The thing about this program is that I paid for it. So I was going to do it. I was really pretty perfect about it. I did not eat chocolate! Lol There may have been things that I could have done better. . . maybe a bit more exercise. But honestly it exceeded my expectations. The thing is that I wasn't ever really hungry during this program. I may have had cravings. I would get kind of hungry late afternoon, before dinner. But that's the longest stretch I have without snacking and always has been. So it's not unusual. Overall I was just really really happy with this program.
What was the hardest part?
Why? Because when I follow a program like the 24 day challenge. . . and I paid for it. . . I follow the rules. Pretty much no questions asked. Day 25 was my choice. Suddenly I was "free" to eat crap. Does that make sense? It was my choice if I continued with the clean eating. What do I think I did?
I had a baby shower to attend. There were cupcakes. I ate. . .
That's right. I ate lunch before I went. I didn't eat a thing at the shower. On my way home I had a Advocare Snack bar. I bought them with my last order, but wouldn't eat them during the challenge. It was my first "chocolate" since the challenge started. . . if you can call it that. It's like a little mini protein bar I guess. It didn't taste overly sweet. I had it in my purse in case I struggled with the cupcakes. But I didn't. I did eat it on the way home though. I had been wanting to try them. I was eating well and I had ran 3 miles. So I had the bar. :) Day 25 went really well I ate clean and I am so proud of myself for sticking with it. Today is day 26 and I'm still on track. I had wanted to go out to BBQ with my husband, but we decided to wait till next weekend. It's an ugly dreary day here and I feel like reading my kindle and doing some crochet during Super Bowl.