Monday, October 28, 2013

30 day beach body challenge- day 1

Oh hey there! Did you forget about me? It's okay if you did because I have been completely MIA and so busy!

There is so much to tell and SO much we've done these past few weeks since I've blogged regularly. Mainly wedding and baby showers.... Running, cooking, playing wife, and traveling. Life is exhausting I tell ya. I cannot IMAGINE having kids.

Speaking of kids I swear I see a new "we're expecting" post on Facebook daily. I saw two last week and one yesterday. And I know of two babies born in the past 3 days. I'm going to let you other mommas and mommas-to-be deal with all of that because this girl don't got no time fo babies!

Anyways, the point of my post tonight is to tell you that I signed up for my first challenge. My camp BFF Cara is a Beachbody coach and I kept seeing all of her encouraging Facebook posts and her clean eating recipes. She told me about this 30 day challenge and after MUCH contemplating and going back and forth about it AND finding where the funds were going to come from (hello my birthday is in 3 weeks. HOLLA).... I took the plunge!

30 days of clean eating, Shakeology, and T-25 by ShaunT all by Team Beachbody!

I can do this right!?!? Yes I can.  Except..... During this 30 days I have a wedding shower, baby shower, MY BIRTHDAY, my cousin's wedding, and Thanksgiving. Hello terrible food and alcohol. This is my main concern with the challenge but I'm going to take it one day at a time!! I can do this.

I had to take my "before" pictures last night and I wanted to keel over and die looking at myself in a bathing suit. The newlywed 15-20 is REAL. REAL and it happened to me. And now I am trying to do something about it and I needed accountability. I also had to take my measurements. I'm going to do everything I can to shed those inches!

I did my first 25 minute workout this morning and I have to be honest. It was pretty damn hard at 6 am. I may or may not have puked afterwards. Can't say I've ever done that before. I guess thats what I get for guzzling my last Diet Coke for 30 days the night before. The acid in my tummy was just not doing it for me. I wanted to pause my DVD with 5 minutes to go but Tyler wouldn't let me stop until the clock hit 0! But, I did it and 6 will come again early in the morning!

So in order to keep myself accountable in blogland/social media, I'm going to occasionally post my progress or some recipes/what I've eaten for the day. I've learned its about healthy choices rather than how much and how often I eat. I went grocery shopping yesterday and really started reading labels... so much sugar in everything and I have SUCH a sweet tooth! Yikes.

Breakfast: Shakeology (chocolate) with coffee (blended)
Snack: Handful of grapes, laughing cow cheese & pretzel thins (still up in the air if this is "clean" or not but it was in my OK list of snacks according to my coaches)
Lunch: Banana with natural peanut butter and turkey wrap with laughing cow cheese and spinach
Snack: Hummus and carrots
Dinner: appetizer: eggplant fries: (whole wheat flour + panko bread crumbs -- again... "clean" or not? and eggs, baked) and clean enchiladas.
Lots of water + lemon juice

Now I need your help. I need all of your clean recipes and tips on how to stick to a challenge of any kind! I'm going to need tons of accountability!  And have you done this challenge or something similar before?

But I do have to tell you the whole organic thing isn't going to happen ;-) Ohhhh another post for another day!! Off to eat my enchilada!


Amanda aka Manda said...

You got this girl! And what day is your birthday btw?

Laurel said...

Some wouldn't necessarily say that the pretzels and bread crumbs are "clean" but there are different philosophies about clean eating. If you're doing a specific program, and they say your snacks/recipes are okay, then you're good to go! I've spent the last year and a half working on clean eating (recipes, etc.) so if you need any help, let me know! Most recipes can be modified to fit your clean eating regime, so don't be discouraged! Good luck!

The Pink Growl said...

I know you can do it Charlotte!!!

Haley said...

This is awesome!! I'm in a similar boat! We are going to Cabo in one month from Monday (so yeah, I'm seriously under a month) and moving/starting a new job really messed w/ my eating and exercise habits. Trying to get back on it! I can't wait to follow along as you do all of this- I know it will motivate me!