Last year I gave myself a fun 100 day challenge somewhere around this time (I think I’m early) as an exercise in finding my way after life kicked me in the ass. Although I’ve made a lot of progress, I’m not quite where I wanna be yet and after some recent wrong turns getting me further from my goals, I need a reset.
I was doing what I thought was keto but was probably more like paleo for a few months, going to bootcamp 2-3X a week and steadily losing weight even though I often indulged. I stalled after 20lbs though and under the influence of the friend who introduced me to keto, I started StrongLifts 5×5 in hopes to start losing again. I didn’t realize the importance of proper nutrition when lifting and how not eating carbs can ruin my thyroid which explains why now, 12 weeks later, I feel totally burnt out. Low energy, struggling during workouts and still stuck at the same weight. Actually, I keep losing and gaining the same 5lbs cause I’ll super restrict myself, lose and then binge, gain.
I had an amazing nutrition coach years ago with an approach I could really get behind (where it’s ok to have a pint here and some ice cream there) so I’m going back to her basics and enjoying all the food groups. All the food groups, intelligent eating, a cheat meal a week and moderate activity, tracked for the next 100 days.