Yesterday I measured. I needed some motivation.
Total lost since May 9th (that was the end of my last cleanse and the last time I measured)
Chest: -2 inches (really? goodness. I don't need or want to lose my chest!)
Waist: - 1 inch
Hips: -1 inch
Thigh: -0.5 inch
My totals since the beginning of the year when I first started Advocare:
Chest: -4 inches
Waist: -5 inches
Hips: -6 inches (I freaking LOVE this! That's my problem area)
Thigh: -3.5 inches
The scale doesn't show it all, but gosh darn it if I won't do a happy dance when I see that 30 lbs mark for realz.
Sunday I did my first real 5 mile run (ran the whole thing) in a long long time.
I cannot freaking tell you how good this felt! Whoop! I had negative splits! Holy crap. I never have that on a 5 mile run. It was cold! It was like 58 when I started my run. Breezy too. I had a head wind from miles 0.5-1.5. That was kind of a struggle and might explain the slower miles 1 and 2. Normally my first mile would be below 11:00. Funny how running into the wind can be tough, but when it's a tail wind, I can't feel nothing and it sure doesn't feel like it pushes me on! This was one of those runs that felt so steady and strong. Just very rhythmic. I LOVE those. I was flying high after this run.
I've been taking Advocare's 02 Gold before my runs on the weekend. People call it a 3rd lung. I haven't quite got the timing down - you are suppose to take it an hour before you run. I'm usually out the door well within that first hour that I'm awake. That being said I do feel like it helps and it's on my list to reorder this week. I don't tend to keep using things that I feel don't work. So there's something going on!
I don't think I mentioned this here, but this past week I had Brussels Sprouts for the first time. In my life. First time ever. I loved them. Of course they were made with pork belly and might have been fried to some capacity. I tried to roast some last night with oil and balsamic vinegar.
They were ok. I'm going to keep trying. If you have a recipe that rocks, please share it with me.