Today was my last day of my first round of 21 Day Fix!
Confession: I did have a few treat meals. #yolo
Since I don’t weigh myself, EVER, I can’t tell you if I lost any weight. Although, I’m willing to bet money that I still weigh the same that I did since I have weighed the same for the last 2.5 years no matter what program I have done. Which is why I don’t weigh myself anymore! #WhoCaresWhatTheScaleSaysAnyway
What I can tell you is that I definitely feel stronger. I was able to use 15 pound dumbbells the last week for all of the workouts and I have never been able to do that EVER. I also feel leaner, you can even see that my pants are bigger on me than they were on day one. I can see my progress in these pictures and that will tell me more than any number on the scale could.
But my biggest gain is also a scary confession: I used to have a very unhealthy relationship with food. I still struggle with this sometimes. This is not easy to share at all but I’m all about facing my fears this year so here we go. I would bounce back and forth between eating everything in sight at an extreme level and getting so overwhelmed by what I should/shouldn’t eat that I just barely ate at all. These are both bad habits to have. When I say extreme, I mean eat until your stomach looks and feels like it is going to explode. Having WAY more than any person should eat in one sitting. By barely eating I mean having my shake in the morning and then maybe eating a small dinner at night. Not good.
I have been working on building a healthier relationship with food for a couple of years now. I try to find the balance between eating clean but making my food exciting so I don’t get bored. And not feeling guilty for having a ‘treat meal’ every so often too. Following the 21 Day Fix nutrition program has made this a little easier for me. I’m not just saying that because I am a coach either. This is unhealthy relationship with food, mother of four, emotional eater Melissa telling you the truth. It has legit helped me learn what/how much to eat. I will admit that it took me a couple of tries to not get so overwhelmed by the system because food causes anxiety for me sometimes. But now that I have been following it I absolutely love the simplicity of it.
Overall I am super proud of my success in only 21 days and I am even more proud of my challengers for their victories as well!