It has been going awesome so far because I genuinely feel the change. I don't feel like I am getting stronger, (mostly I am just sore as hell all over) but I do feel more motivated, and I dont know if that is out of boredom, or its some phase I am going through, but I sure hope it lasts! I took some "before pictures" of myself on my first day of training, just so I can document my progress, and I HATED what I saw! I am a small girl, weight wise at least, and I have been my whole life, but now that I am growing up, I literally have no muscle tone, I have a nasty pooch below my belly button, and I am not happy with what I see. So, I am going to change it. Come along for the ride? I hope you will!
One thing that totally stinks though about eating clean is that it is NOT cheap. I am meal-planning the hell out of our week (6 meals a day for each of us) and buying organic, non-processed food is expensive. You wonder why America has the biggest obesity epidemic? Because Pop-tarts are 2 dollars and fresh strawberries are 3. Its ridiculous! I am working on a way to hopefully cut down costs, because a 1/2 gallon of Almond milk is still more expensive than a FULL gallon of cows milk. YIKES! Wish me luck friends! For now I will leave you with my post-workout smoothie that is freaking delicious. It really takes my ice cream craving away completely and it is LOADED with protein, to replenish my muscles!
Banana-Chocolate-peanut butter protein post workout meal. (thats a mouthful! lets call it peanut butter surprise)
1/2 cup almond milk
1 table spoon natural organic peanut butter (read the labels! you want the smallest amount of ingredients possible!)
serving size of your favorite chocolate protein powder (I use MRM 100% whey protein in Dutch Chocolate)
and a crap load of ice
Load it into your blender, mix, and enjoy! Packed with protein, and perfect to end your workout with!