we're two weeks in and all things considered things are going well. I definitely greated some pizza cravings as the end of the week got a little stressful, and that there is a real pull toward wanting to have a beer with friends over the weekend, but I've held strong! saying no to beers on the weekends and my traditional comfort foods is hard. I'd also say blogging is hard for me, I haven't been one for social media things, so this is a first for me, but I'm working at it all. and things will only get easier if I push through now. the works, although certainly making me sore is something I'm good at, I've been holding routine and that's been helpful! let's see what next week brings shall we!
1) What inspired you to sign up for Kenzia?
I want to say health and fitness inspired me, and it did, but honestly I think my primary motivation was that I'm getting married this summer, and who doesn't want to be fit for that? But also, I am inspired to be truly healthy - not to be if I don't eat 2 meals I can face this whole cake 'healthy.' Fortunately, both are motivation!
2) In terms of the Kenzia body challenge, what do you think is your greatest strength?
Although my diet has been shaky at times, I love physical activity, I love the way it makes me feel (when I'm done at least), and the head space it provides for me. I've tended to be more cardio based, but after recovering from a major surgery last year I realized how much better the recovery could have been if I had, had some muscle! My enthusiasm for physical activity and desire to build muscle is certainly a strength.
3) What do you think will be your greatest weakness?
I think my weakness comes in two parts, food- I love all food. So at times, I know it'll be hard for me not to crumble and eat outside of the diet. This is partially because of the prep time, etc., it takes to maintain a healthy diet, but also because I am probably addicted to sugar at this point, so that will bring about it's own challenges! Either way I am fortunate my partner is also doing this program, because struggling is easier together! So lets all support each other!
Most of the times I think I get away with pretending I don't have an emotional relationship with food. But as we're here gearing up for a real diet change it's like suddenly my body is telling me to eat whatever I can! On the bright side hopefully after 90 days of this ill be able to start thinking about food differently!