Today is day 1 of my Chalean Extreme 90 day challenge. I have decided to count down instead of up just to switch things up a bit. I seem to always be starting at 1 and then I feel like it is hard to get my momentum going. So if I start at day 90 and work towards day 1 it changes things up in my mind.
After looking through all of my materials and preparing my food plan for the week and looking at the guide book and wondering if I was going to use it to record my data or record my data somewhere else I had a realization. I was looking at other people's results and saying "that can't be me, I still have way too much weight to lose to look like that after 90 days". And yes, I do have a lot of weight still to lose. I am at 153.4 (maintaining my weight from last week which is good because that means I didn't go up) and my goal is 121 meaning I have about 32 pounds to lose. Well, many people whose results are shown lost 30-35 pounds while gaining tons of muscle and definition. I realized I don't have 90 pounds to lose anymore, I have 32 pounds to lose. Basically I realized that I could be my own success story, I could get the results advertised if I stick to the program, follow the exercise schedule and the eating plan. I love the eating plan because you have 80 recipes to chose from and you can really customize your day.
So for today I made a peanut butter protein smoothie for breakfast, and then boiled some eggs for my snacks (one deviled egg for morning snack). I am making a Cesar salad for lunch, having a mini turkey slider for afternoon snack and I am making cherry tomato salmon for dinner. While water is encouraged and you are told to try to drink your 8 8-oz glasses of water every day, you are also allowed one diet soda a day, and you are allowed a cup of coffee (which I don't drink but I thought I would mention that coffee is allowed) and you are also allowed to drink tea (herbal/iced as long as it doesn't have calories). Sweet! I am really happy that the drinking plan is much more realistic since most programs say "only water and nothing else" but I am really going to try to drink my water every day. I bought a new waterbottle to carry around with me so I am not always filling up a glass of water by the sink, and I am going to put some lemons or limes in my water with dinner so I will actually drink water with my meals. And I still get my one diet soda a day!
So after a trip to the grocery store this morning I was feeling prepared to start my exercise. I borrowed some adjustable weights from my parents:
Anyway, if that wasn't confusing enough lets move on!
So I went to do my first exercise video today: Burn 1 and the DVD wouldn't play! I was soooooo upset. I checked all the other DVDs and all of them worked but that one. So I thought I was going to have to wait until Amazon could send me a new set since one of the discs wouldn't work. (It displayed "Disc Error") and I found out that Amazon couldn't replace it, they could only refund the money once the product was returned. So I figured that would add over a week delay to my start time. Fortunately I had the idea to put it in my Computer and see if it would play and thank goodness it played! I am still furious that one of the discs in my $100 workout does not play on my DVD player but at least it plays on my computer and I do not want to waste any more time waiting around for a replacement.
So I was able to do Burn 1, my very first workout of the program and it probably took me twice as long as the 35 minutes that the program was because I wasn't sure which weights to use and if I set my weights to the wrong weight, I would have to switch them which took more time. Plus Lily wanted to eat and then she hit herself in the head with one of the 1 pound weights (thank goodness it wasn't heavier than that!) I think it will be much faster next time because I wrote down which weights I used for each exercise. I am just thankful that Chloe was napping through all of this.
So day one and I am on track (I guess day 1 isn't all that hard to stay on track though) and I am very nervous but I know what I want. I will post my results at the end with pictures if I feel confident about it (because I actually took my before pictures in my sports bra and swim bottoms so that you can actually see my body and the way it changes.)
90 days left