My brother arrived this morning :) It's great to have some family here. I'm really excited that we'll be working in the same department. It should be fun.
Today is the last day before I start the Whole Life Challenge again. My results after the first round of the Whole Life Challenge (here are details about the challenge) were really good. I was SO happy with the progress I made in just 8 weeks. My second time around was good, but not as good as the first. My heart just wasn't into it.
This time, however, I'm excited. I feel like I need something to help me push forward. I don't feel nervous about giving up different ingredients, though I will miss dairy. However, it's not the end of the world, and I know it's not difficult. It just takes a bit of planning. Almost all the dinners I have are Whole Life Challenge-friendly anyway. I've just got to figure out a few extra meals for breakfast and lunch.
I don't really believe in cheat meals, but last night and today I had my 'final' taste (at least for 8 weeks) of a few of my favorite things. My dinner last night was sushi. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I already feel the bloating from the rice, but I know it's temporary. It's a bit annoying, but I really did enjoy my meal. It was followed by ice cream - yum. Definitely a treat.
Today I had my last skinny caramel macchiato plus a chocolate brownie. Again, devilish, but I enjoyed it. Now that I've got all that out of my system, I'm totally ready to go.
Let's get this challenge started!!