I have to confess something. Due to the beautiful weather we had this past weekend, and the fact that it was a long weekend in Canada, I ended up skipping out on two exercise days. Yes, two. *sigh* But, if it makes you feel any better (since it makes me feel a bit better) - I didn't completely spend those days just sitting around. We were like busy bees this past weekend. We played tennis with our friends one afternoon, went for a long bike ride, and we worked on the garden - which I should add is a workout on its own especially since our soil is like cement, so loosening up the soil was a complete body workout. I woke up the next day completely sore!
ChangesI am starting to adapt to this new lifestyle. It has now become routine that I come home, eat dinner and then work out. No if's, and's or but's! I am trying to increase my sleep time as well, since I am just so exhausted every night. My body is still changing. My weight has stayed the same, but I am seeing more muscle around my legs and arms so I am hoping that I lost fat but gained muscle. I noticed my waistline, arms and thighs more toned and fit than what they used to be.
FoodI am still consuming lots of protein daily, as well as drinking lots of water. I have really started to see my hunger drop. However, some days I would feel just so starved after my workouts that I have to eat something large or else I feel that uncomfortable sickening feeling. I am not really craving any "unhealthy" snacks or meals, so that is making this whole program a bit easier!
On a side note though, I have noticed my skin looking better and better each day. I think it's the amount of water I am drinking. I have a bit of scarring from my acne during my teenage years, so if I knew early on that LOTS of water consumption would help clear it up, I would've definitely chugged on more water.
So I know you are probably wondering what I look like a month later. Here they are!
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Next week, week 5, is the recovery week and then I jump into month two. I will give you all an update on week 6 instead. Have a great weekend!