Guys... I am proud of myself for completing the 5DSD the right way and sticking to it the whole week. For me, the biggest accomplishment had to be two-a-days for 5 days in a row! That's a big deal for someone who has a really hard time with workout motivation. Once I get going I'm good... But starting off sucks... And a lot of time I just don't do it. I know this will be a real challenge since as of today I no longer have a gym membership. Its going to take some real determination to work out at home.
I have to say- it wasn't bad. It was pretty easy for me. I tried to 7DSD in the original Tone It Up plan. And it was really hard for me. I was starving every single day. And I think I ended up cutting it to 5 days b/c I had plans that weekend. I might have lost a pound that week. I can't remember. I just remember I got really bored with the food and very hungry.
Also, the two-a-days weren't bad either. I am an early-morning person anyway. So I alternated either a run or the HIIT the beach routine every day. And both of those were done within 30 minutes. Then in the afternoon I would either run or do a 30 minute toning routine. So I didn't feel like I spent tons of time working out. I just got up about 40 minutes earlier than usual and then spent 30 minutes in the afternoons. I still had plenty of time to do what I wanted.
Saturday morning when I woke up it was really rainy out so I didn't go for a run. I really wanted to get in a longer run. But I also kept telling myself that I should just let my body rest for a day. Then it felt sort of weird. I feel like that 5 days helped to set a habit for me. I eventually ended up just doing some yoga poses and stretching because I felt like I needed to do something. The first thing I wanted was grains! I had not had any grains all week. So I opted for some oatmeal!
So overall, I would HIGHLY recommend everyone trying this if you're a few pounds away from your goal weight, just want to jumpstart your weightloss, or want to reset your way of eating.
I weighed and measured myself that Sunday before starting. I hope I measured correctly. Here's my results:
Starting Weight: 132.4
Ending Weight: 128.2
Total Loss: 4.2 lbs!
Total inches lost (counting both sides): 4"
I was in extreme shock! I feel like that's a lot! Hopefully I measured correctly. I definitely feel like my pants are looser! Its really weird b/c one of my thighs is like .5" bigger than the other... starting and ending. Its strange. Anyone else like that?
Since today is the start of a new month I want to set a goal for myself for the month of October. My goal is simply to get moving for 30 minutes/day 6 days a week. I know I can do it because of the 5DSD! Now I just have to remind myself of that! What are your October goals?
Is anyone else doing the 5DSD this week?