Sunday, February 19, 2012

Back in the game!

I closed out my two day cleanse on Saturday with a highly lauded breakfast of scrambled eggs/egg whites and a hash of red potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms, and ground turkey.  While a tasty breakfast on a normal day, given the circumstances this was the most delicious meal that has passed these lips...dare I say, ever?  I guess what I'm getting at is, it was wonderful to wrap up the cleanse!

The results...two days following the cleanse program I had dropped 5 lbs.  My goals aren't really weight loss oriented, but cutting my body comp to 8% requires some weight to be lost.  Luckily, the bulk of my loss was just that, my body comp had dropped roughly two points.  I'll take it!

After breakfast I was chomping at the bit to get back to the gym...good and bad in its own right.  I had a good workout, but found that I quickly burned through all the energy I had got from breakfast.  After the workout we put together a protein rich lunch and my energy shot back through the roof and I felt really really great the rest of the day.

Now I'm back to hitting the gym with renewed vigor.  The only thing is, the gym hits back in its own way.  Today when we went to 24 Hour Fitness in Bellevue I made the mistake of backing into my parking space.  An untimely combination of privacy glass, a dark garage, and a brief lapse of attention on my part led to an unfortunate introduction between my rear window and a low hanging pipe.  The amalgamation of these two parties was short lived, and ultimately did not end well.   

Tomorrow morning, all evidence will be forever removed and the "old" girl will be back in the game!  Tomorrow is leg day at the gym, hitting it real hard in preparation for our check-in on the 3rd.  Cue the quasi-suspenseful music now if you don't mind. 

I've also got a couple meetings set up this week to share some information on the products I've been using throughout this process.  Definitely a busy week, but looking forward to spreading the good word given the experience I've had with them thus far!

I guess one final thought...

For me, finishing the cleanse was a huge win. This entire challenge is all about wellness for me, not only physical but mental as well. I think so much of setting goals and working towards them is overcoming the mental hurdles, maintaining focus, and staying on the path even when it may appear "too hard". I know I mentioned before the importance of establishing a support system when pushing yourself, and without mine I'm not sure I would have completed the cleanse as I did. I know that I pushed myself tremendously over those two days, and laid the groundwork to accomplish the physical goals I have, but more importantly, I feel I pushed my mental aptitude and toughness even farther.



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  2. You had so much energy from the cleanse that you backed your car up fast? :) I agree with you, the energy level I had was phenomenal after I did the same cleanse you did. I lost 10 lbs of belly fat in 2 weeks myself. Pretty amazing stuff Phil. Thanks for this blog.