Thursday, May 2, 2013

Shaklee 180™ April Update

Month two of the Shaklee 180™ blogger program has officially come to an end. I know I promised an update a couple weeks ago, but I just cannot seem to stay on top of anything lately. So. Here we go.

Way back when I first started the Shaklee Turnaround program, I was so excited because I lost 4.5 pounds in just one week. Then I stopped losing weight and got discouraged and kind of went "eh." I don't think I've weighed myself once since we were in Florida, although I will be getting on the scale first thing tomorrow morning.

In the beginning, I was counting calories religiously. It was fun, I was doing great. And then life got really busy and it became a bit much to enter every morsel of food into an app to see how many calories I was consuming. I felt like I had a pretty good grasp on how much I could eat based on those first weeks counting calories. My diet doesn't vary all that much, after all. 

We went to Florida at the end of March/beginning of April, and like I said in my video last month, I took my Shaklee stuff with me and felt like I did pretty well sticking with the plan while traveling. I didn't get much solid exercise in, but we were pretty much going full speed ahead every day, walking for hours and hours. 

And then the rest of April happened. 

I was finding that with the tea and the metabolic boost tablets and my daily cup of coffee, my body was just not handling the caffeine very well at all. So I'm now only drinking coffee a couple times a week and taking the metabolic boost tablets three or four days a week. Most days I do still have the tea. My caffeine O.D. symptoms have mostly disappeared. 

I've been doing decently well with the working out. Okay, I'm not being as good as I should be, but I'm not being a total slacker either. I've re-started the Couch25K program to get myself back into the habit of running. I'm on day 6 of a squat challenge, which started with 50 squats and increases by 5 per day. I'm going to be scheduling some sessions with a personal trainer and really trying to do better in the fitness area.

As far as diet...I can remember a day here or there in April when I skipped a smoothie because we were out of fruit or milk, or out of the house all day. I didn't think I skipped that much, truly it didn't seem like it. But the other day I got my May shipment of Shaklee 180 products and realized that I still have a lot of smoothie mix left. My meal bars and snack bars are gone, but I don't get how I have so much of the mix left. Obviously I skipped more than I thought. Yikes! It was a REALLY busy month, but I could have and should have done better!

It's a new month and I'm going to try harder! Tomorrow I'll be weighing in and taking measurements, and then I'll be posting a video later in the day discussing how my month of sort of slacking off affected my progress, and how I'm going to get back on track! 

This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating in the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. My opinions are my own.

People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week. 



Jackie said...

It's easy to fall back into old habits that's for sure, but we're all human and make mistakes. Good thing is that you are getting back on track!

Sommer said...

You can do it! Cut yourself some slack and have faith in yourself. This is a new month and I'm here to support you!