I just finished week 3 of my Eat All the Things nutrition plan and my body seems to really appreciate it! I had a couple off “off plan” meals due to extenuating circumstances but I tried to follow it as close as I could. Overall, other than this lingering cold that has been going on for two weeks, I feel great! I feel like I have more energy for my runs and I am recovering more quickly. I’ve gotten over the feelings of guilt when I eat as planned on a rest day and I’m not feeling as tied to the scale as I was the first couple of weeks. I also being careful to refer to this as a nutrition plan and not a “diet”. When I’m on a diet, it all about what I can’t eat. Everything is off limits. The food is bland. I can’t have chocolate. Guess what! On this nutrition plan, I can continue to have my Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Honey Mint every day with lunch and NOT FEEL GUILTY! And that one is all I need. I’m not even tempted by the bag of Oreo’s that I buy my son! Previously, I would definitely sneak
one three whenever I could. I think I’m finally getting the swing of the idea of giving my body high quality fuel and not a bunch of junk!
Even though I have a couple more weeks on my free plan, I went ahead and signed up for the 12 week special Max Muscle was offering (buy 6 weeks, get 6 weeks free). Twelve weeks will get me through the Marine Corp Marathon and into the first few recovery weeks. I’ll be curious to see how my body reacts when the mileage isn’t quite so insanely high.
Week 0 – 196 Starting body fat: 31.3%
Week 1 -194 / 30.3% and gained .5 lbs of muscle
Week 2 – no data
Week 3 -191 / 29.3% but lost just a smidge of muscle