Shanna's Skinny It Up Challenge :: Week 2

Feb 17, 2012

Week 2.

Its officially been 12 days since I’ve started my Skinny It Up 90 Day Challenge. And woah has it been a challenge. My intentions have been good, but I haven’t been able to overcome all of my urges quite yet.

My husband and I got very sick this past weekend with a cold and I tried so hard to cook healthy as much as I could while we were stuck at home, but we broke down Saturday night and ate at Olive Garden (not my first choice of restaurant to break a diet at, but it was close and convenient and we were hungry/sick/tired so I wasn’t complaining - plus they have awesome breadsticks, right?!)

That same day I found out that a close friend of mine passed away. Since then my schedule has been full of old friends and funeral services, and that got me off track too as we wanted to catch up over dinners. I have been trying my very best to order healthy options at these dinners (and Valentine’s Day dinner too – although I did resist the V-day chocolate chow down!), but the temptations are so great... I’ve been TRYING to stick to salads as much as possible when eating out – but come on, who am I kidding? We can’t live off of salads and feel satisfied.

I wish I were able to sit here and tell you guys that I’ve lost 10 pounds already, but I haven’t. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, and I’m pretty much the tortoise right now.

All week I have been doing a Visalus shake for breakfast, as I said last week, they are really good and definitely fill me up until lunch. I am drinking one right now in fact. I’m really happy that I started those because it makes the mornings a lot easier for me.

And for those of you who have been wondering about Custom Fit Meals, you are in for a treat. I have been eating one a day for lunch all week. My favorite so far has been the Chicken Carbonara with Spaghetti Squash instead of pasta, it was really good, and I couldn’t get enough of it! Thank goodness they are pre-portioned....

O2 is having sample parties for Visalus and Custom Fit all this month and next, so when its your clubs turn, do me a favor and just give it a try (That’s my one Marketing Director pitch, I promise).

As far as working out, this has been my biggest challenge because I am so out of shape, but Delaney has been amazing each time I have worked out with her. She pushes me really hard and doesn’t let me stop, but she knows my goals and understands where I want to be short term, and long term. Our workouts together are tough, they really are, I get frustrated because I want to stop and I don’t think I can finish a set, but somehow I always manage to finish. I’ve been pretty sore, but it feels good knowing that my body is feeling the benefits of the workout. Ben (hubby) has been helping me stretch every night so I can actually walk the next day. I try to do the same in the mornings when I wake up.

Delaney and I have done TRX – which is awesome, ViPR, and a ton of other workouts that I don’t know the names of – it is definitely always something new. I am working out with her again tonight and I am actually looking forward to it since I had to miss one of our sessions this week due to the funeral. I am ready to get back on track and starting losing this weight!

I know all of you can relate that sometimes it’s just hard to be healthy. Life truly does get in the way. BUT I’m more motivated than ever before now that I see the scale is stuck at a loss of 1.6 pounds and I feel that all my attempts have been wasted because I made a few mistakes, but someone once said, fake it til you make it and that’s where I’m at right now, I’ve got to fight the urges to resort back to my old diet and eating habits until the urges are no longer there...As long as I stay on track, I know this challenge will end up giving me great results in the end.

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