Perfecting Clean Eating and Supplementation
I am so ready to jump on the elliptical! The only thing standing between me and Phase 2 is time. I’ve been patient with this program, going out of my comfort zone, and foregoing cardio for a whole month to build muscle so that cardio doesn’t destroy the muscle I need to build to burn fat and get toned. I love that the workouts switch up every 2 weeks so that you don’t get bored, and your body never gets a chance to get used to your routine. Waking up at 5:30AM to do the workouts is tough. I’m not a morning person, but I’d rather have my workouts done and out the way 1st thing in the morning. I still get sore after my workouts too which means I am never not challenging myself when in the gym. Oh and by the way, I lost another pound. So I’ve lost a total of 3lbs so far on this program.
I want to say one thing about the clean eating diet, and I don’t care if I sound stupid because I didn’t know so I’m sure someone else out there doesn’t know, what exactly is processed meat? I found out that the deli meat I’ve been eating, although its smoked turkey and smoked ham, is processed meat! Deli meat, breakfast sausages, corned beef, and bacon are all high in sodium. I am fine living without refined sugar because I like Stevia and Truvia, but sodium is a tough give up. I love my Goya seasonings and Tony’s Creole seasonings.
Eating is 80% of your weight loss. Just Google Eating Clean and you’ll understand why by simply changing your diet you will start losing weight. Use your time in Phase 1 to perfect your knowledge of clean eating as this may be something new for you. That way come Phase 2 and Phase 3 you can achieve the maximum results.
Please note that I am not taking the supplement stack that Jamie Eason recommends at this present time. It’s not that I don’t feel I need it; it’s just that all of this is expensive for me. The groceries are already high due to the economy, and eating healthy is more costly than not eating healthy which is really sad. You have to do what you can and not go into debt for this. It’s a lifestyle for me, and I don’t plan on popping pills for the rest of my life. So note that my results for this part of the program were achieved without the supplement stack that was recommended. All of my supplements at this time I get from Wal-Mart for about $25.
Drink a lot of water to avoid feeling too sore and stretch. Personally I kind of like feeling sore. It lets me know I didn’t waste my time in the gym.
Epiphany Moment: As of date, I have noticed that my clothes fit me better, I have more energy, and my mood has improved. My hair is also getting stronger and longer, and my skin is clearer, and I am much wiser on how to eat without dieting. I’ve completely changed my lifestyle for the better. I am excited to be going into Phase 2 of this program.