All in all, it went great. I've had more energy since starting Shakeology, and have definitely felt a difference in how my body functions after having a shake. I have alot more focus, and feel....strong and powerful. I'm not sure that will make sense, but truly after I have a shake for breakfast, I feel like I just poured so much good nutrition into my body that I feel strong and like anything is possible in that brand new day.
|Top r - coffee cubes, banana-choco shake, enjoyment and fulfillment, new ingredients!, choco-strawberry, cherry-choco|
|In tears on Day19|
Then, mental and emotional exhaustion hit me on Day 19. Was I nuts for doing this? I'd noticed a few changes over the past week, like a lifted bum, less of a double chin, and slender shoulders...but was focusing on my flaws. It didn't help that it's that hormonal time of the month, but on Day 19, I found myself having to stop my workout twice, and sit and cry.
Then I wrote to Dara and her Beachbody support group that I was having a hard time with the mental aspect of things, and my team rallied to make me feel so much better.
In three weeks, I have improved my nutrition with Shakeology every day, have lost a crazy amount of inches, have size10 shorts that are too big, and have had to get new underwear and a new bathing suit. I know that the number on the scale doesn't matter a whole lot, so why was the mental game so difficult this week?
|Slender shoulders and lifted bum, working out with a toddler,|
Week1 to Week 3 comparison, exhaustion, heismans and
Post-Partum Depression. That's why. I am still struggling 2.5 years later since PPD from time to time, and having a moment to cry and reflect on the past three weeks was actually a good thing for me. I was able to take stock in my accomplishments and look at my new coping strategies. Shakeology has provided so much mental clarity for me, alot more focus and I'm able to push through my very busy schedule without sacrificing my health. Insanity helps with the focus, and sense of achievement when I push through ever day and finish a workout.
How do you deal with the mental aspects of being a busy, exhausted and mentally drained mom? Shakeology and Insanity are my answer, along with the support of my awesome coach Dara.
|Beachbody Coach, Dara Distel, after Shakeology - can you believe she has a 17month old!?|
*Disclaimer: I am provided the Shakeology shakes by my Beachbody coach Dara Distel for the purposes of getting healthy, and blogging about the product.