It took me 2 weeks to complete it, but Week 1 is officially done! I am a stickler for being on a schedule and wanted to keep with my Monday, Wednesday, Friday routine — so I had to repeat Week 1 to make sure I honored the program. Otherwise, I would’ve felt like I cheated.
I have to admit, my arms feel stronger. I completed 22 push ups today and I’m pretty stoked! I downloaded an app for my phone that keeps my push ups logged. I have it pinned to my home screen so I always see it. Nice reminder, huh?
Today, I noticed some definition on my arms. Especially around my shoulders. It’s still a work in progress, but it’s always good to actually SEE progress! Small victories. I think we talked about that in the past…
This week, I’ve also been experimenting with the Jillian Michaels cleanse, mentioned in previous posts but I haven’t seen any real decrease in weight. Certainly not 5lbs worth. It doesn’t taste bad or anything, so I’m going to stick with it. The dandelion root tea is supposed to work as a caffeine free coffee replacement and is said to help you kick the coffee habit. So far, I still enjoy my cup of coffee in the morning, but I have noticed that I’ve had more energy during the day. I suppose it could be a side effect of my tea/water.
Drinking at least 60 ounces of water a day can only benefit me anyway and since the cleanse doesn’t taste bad, I think I’ll just stick with it to maintain the energy levels. I haven’t needed or wanted that 2nd cup of coffee later in the day, unless it’s a special run to Dunkin Donuts and then I have a hard time saying no. Who knows, maybe limiting caffeine and coffee is in my future. We’ll see. That’ll be another “trial” down the road.
Next week starts my Week 2. Looking forward to kicking ass!