Photos are all unretouched – just brightened a little & 19 days apart.
The weeks are slowly getting easier and I am craving less and less. Yesterday, was the start of week 3 of the 30-day challenge. This week we start a “body cleanse” and so far it hasn’t been bad at all – in fact, it tastes really good!
Last week, I was struggling with wanting a certain food/s, especially chips and salsa. I was feeling semi-tired from not sleeping great and didn’t have much energy to work out like I did the first week (I blame it on that time of the month). My body, however, felt so much better than I have in months, maybe even years.
For those of you who don’t know I suffer from really bad stomach issues, think IBS only on a much worse level. On occasion, my stomach pain gets bad enough I almost pass out. Cutting trigger foods like dairy, gluten, alcohol, and sugar out of my diet has changed the game for me. I haven’t had a stomach attack (as I call it happen) since I started. I feel way better and am even starting to crave the shakes I talked about last week.
I am seeing a lot more progress than I thought and am so excited about it. I am down over 7 pounds and can really see a difference on my stomach and in my legs (where I lose weight first). I originally started “blogging” about this experience because I constantly saw girls on Instagram talking about the 30-day challenge and I thought that the results were “embellished” a little bit or you could tell the girls just had their pants pulled up higher in one photo than the other. To make sure you guys would be able to see “real in the minute” results I decided to do these posts.
I decided to wear the same shorts rolled so that there was no hiding my hips or my muffin top, the same style of sports bra, and I used Instagram to time stamp my first picture. Y’all these are my 100% REAL results in less than 20 days! I can’t even believe it.
If you want to start the 30-day challenge message me! I would be happy to help you get set up! If you are not ready to start, here are a few things I am currently doing and will continue to do after the challenge to better my health.
- Cut out dairy, gluten, & sugar (except on occasion)
- Minimize the number of acidic foods and drinks (like alcohol/coffee)
- Making sure to drink plenty of water
- Eating lots of vegetables, lean meats, and healthy carbs + fats (brown rice, avocados, etc.)
- Substitute ingredients – (almond milk for dairy – Almond Flour Tortillas for Flour – Ground Turkey for Ground beef – etc.)
What tips do you have for being healthier & feeling better?