Debs Clean Journey| Week Three

It’s week three and I am still hanging in there!  Barely but I am.  I have failed MANY times in the past three weeks but I also have made a lot of positive changes which is the real victory here.  For those of you who may have missed the blog post two weeks ago click here to see my new little project.  I didn’t share one last Monday because it was Fourth of July and I was spending the day with family 🙂

A lot of you have messaged me and asked me, “Why?” If I preach self esteem and loving yourself why am I trying to lose weight?  First, the ultimate goal is to not lose weight.  It is to overhaul my lifestyle and make it as clean and natural as possible.  I want to decrease my chances of getting high blood pressure and diabetes since it runs in my family on both sides.  I want my body to be healthy and strong!  Why? BECAUSE I LOVE MYSELF.  I love myself so much and want to stick around as long as God will let me.  Second, yes I love myself but I would love to be able to go down a size or two in pants and that’s OKAY.  I would love my thighs to be strong and my stomach healthy and happy! You can be happy with who you are and confident and still want to challenge yourself and become STRONG and smart about what goes in your body.

I thought this post I would dedicate to some of my goals, strengths and weaknesses I have realized along the way so far!

In 12 weeks I would like to….

  • Go down 2 pant sizes
  • Lose 25 lbs
  • Be able to run a mile without needing to walk
  • Successfully do mountain climbers
  • Limit fast food to once a month
  • Be completely rid of diet soda
  • Do one of Jen Shiflett’s workouts without feeling completely dead inside
  • Climb several flights of stairs without feeling out of breath
  • Be smarter when it comes to what I am putting inside my body

What I am struggling with so far…

  • Cutting out fast food
  • Preparing for days I am on the go
  • Having a positive mindset with workouts
  • Drinking 100 oz of water daily
  • Getting enough protein for breakfast
  • Limiting starches in the evenings
  • Getting enough sleep

What I am kicking butt at…

  • Having awesome and healthy lunches
  • Making smarter choices for snacks
  • Portion sizes
  • Loving myself and getting back on track even when I give in and drink that milkshake or eat the slice of pizza

Goals for this week…

  • I am camping this week on Lake Ontario! So this means lots of chances for exercise this week 🙂
  • Limiting scrolling on social media and allowing myself a clean and healthy attitude free of other peoples opinions
  • Drinking 100 oz of water daily
  • Lots of fruit and veggies
  • Expanding my protein choices and being more open with options

I totally forgot to take a “before photo” when I started for the whole before/after comparison…. I know these are typically when a girl takes a photo of herself looking sad and miserable wearing gym clothes but hey this will work right?  I was in Miami the week I started and this is me rocking my blue bathing suit, enjoying the sunshine and loving life…. because I was happy before and I will be happy after.

Here is to a journey that takes me to an entirely different level!

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