I finished my 21 day cleanse right before leaving for the Jamberry Conference. This is where the real test comes in!!! I’ll be honest, usually this is where the wheels fall off for me.
I have been motivated and inspired by the fact that I have been able to quickly and efficiently accomplish my goals with Jamberry so I have decided to implement the same strategy to my health and well being. I am really excited because I think it is paying off. I have the discipline to accomplish my direct sales’ goals which means I have the tools I need to be successful here too. And, that was obvious by my determination and dedication to the 21 day cleanse. So now that I have completed my cleanse, how well will I do while traveling to Salt Lake City for the Jamberry Conference??!?!
Obviously my choices are limited so let’s see how I did…
Lunch Day 1:
Salad from the coffee bar. Just sprinkled dressing over the top lightly. Probably less than a teaspoon.
Breakfast Day 2:
Bagels and Lox. Passed on the bagel. Had a little cream cheese with a few bites of the salmon.
Breakfast Day 3:
Fruit Cup from the coffee shop at the Airport. Passed on all of the yummy muffins. (Check out Raspberry Sparkle on my nails)
Meals not pictured:
– Boxed lunch at the conference: Turkey and havarti cheese sandwich. At the sandwich open faced. Ate my chips and cookie.
– Celebratory dinner for making Founding Member of Jamberry: Ate the salad dressing free, the salmon and veggies. Passed on most of the mashed potatoes, roll and beef. Had a few bites of the ice cream sandwich. Left most of it.
– Awards dinner: Ate salad (no dressing), chicken with pesto sauce, and vegetables. And flour less chocolate cake.
Drank water and coffee all weekend.
Results: This type of modified diet is sustainable for me.
It’s not extreme and it is much healthier than I normally would have eaten in the past. It is forcing me to stop and think before ordering and make better choices. Along with making better choices, I am eating less. Better choices and less food is a win/win for me!! It hasn’t even been that hard because I feel so much better. When I get a little less focused, I just bring it back to that: I feel better.
Right now I am just approaching it one step at a time. My primary focus is feeling better more so than the weight loss but I am honestly hoping for both. I think if I can stay focused on the “feel better” aspect of it, where I can tangibly “feel” the difference, it will keep me from getting discouraged or feeling disappointed than if I don’t see the weight come off fast enough (or at all). I think it’s all about managing my expectations.
My next step: I start my Pilates infomercial on June 30. We will be combining the workout with following a meal plan, including an idLife meal replacement shake. I can’t wait to see how that works out for me!!!
I hope you’ll continue to follow my journey! Please feel free to ask any questions or share any of your personal experiences that may help me with mine!!!