Today is the second to last day of the Phase 1 Fresh Start cleanse and today is the first day where I am really noticing differences. I’ve been feeling really good this entire time and have had plenty of energy, but today is the first time I’m noticing physical differences.
First, I am feeling weight loss for the first time. My stomach feels flatter and my rings are looser. I wish I had done a before and after weigh-in, but I don’t own a scale (more on that in a later entry).
I’m also noticing a difference in my muscles. Yesterday I decided to do a super quick, easy, low-impact cardio workout, less than ten minutes, just to get my heart rate up. I mean SUPER easy and low impact, like less than jogging in place. And this morning I woke up stiff and sore from it. I typically workout 3-4 times a week and they’re intense workout sessions, both cardio and strength, so I’m really not happy about this. I mean, it’s totally to be expected – I haven’t had any significant protein for almost a week – and I knew going into it that I may lose some muscle mass. I am really anxious to get back to my regular workout routine, though, and now I’m concerned about how quickly I will be able to make that happen. Today and tomorrow I will be doing some stretching and I will give myself some time next week after I start eating protein again before I start working out.
I’m off to stretch so that’s all for now!