You know what's worse than working out? Getting back to it after two months. It sucks.
Inspired by SheSpeaks and the #GoalForIt care package from Folgers I received, I reevaluated my goals. And, getting back to a healthy lifestyle.
Gaining back all but seven pounds has helped with that as well.
To get back on track, I'm trying something new.
The hubs convinced me to try a shake program. Since I refused to make potatoes and real bacon for years, the least I can do is try this with him for a month, or so.
Drinking my meals is new, but not terrible. And, there are many creative recipes to try using the powder. In fact, I mix the vanilla shake with Folgers coffee. Not being a fan of anything berry or fruit flavored, I do outright hate a few flavors. Not enough to ditch the program on the second day. I'm not sure about making this a lifestyle change. It's too soon to tell.
On the flip-side, meal planning got a lot easier.
This is a lifestyle change. Trading meals for shakes is a big transition. I miss my egg white omelet in the morning with my coffee. I decided to do a shake for breakfast and dinner. I work out during my lunch and hungry afterward. I may change it up so I can share meals with the Hubs, but this first week back to the gym is stressful enough.
I will never take such a long break from the gym again! I was up to 40 minutes on the elliptical plus a HITT workout. Today I made it 15 minutes on the elliptical before I called it quits. I had to increase my HITT workout to make up for it.
Here's my before photo. Be kind, I just finished my work out.
And, if you happen to be doing the same shake and cleanse system - check out the tracker I'm using to help me.