I have spent the last few weeks researching the V-Diet and figured that the first week of school would be a good time to give it a shot. I’ll have less free time and will not be as interested in drinking or doing anything else that might be harmful to the program.
I’m about half way through my first day and can say that I am very much looking forward to getting some of that peanut butter in me. I’m at work and my stomach is feeling pretty tight and uncomfortable, but it’s the first day and I think it’s something that I can deal with for a while and get used to. I also haven’t had an opportunity to have a shake blended in ice either so I think having some of those later will help that feeling go away from the solid(ish) ice.
There are two things that are going to be issues with this. I am in the National Guard and next weekend we are going to be spending all Saturday and Sunday at the unit without the ability to leave and I won’t be able to have any shakes there either as the leadership won’t allow it. That is five meals in a row that are going to be deviating from the diet.
We do usually have salads and vegetables, and if we’re lucky we’ll be taken to dinner at a local buffet or something and I can choose between a lot of veggies and some, hopefully, healthy protein options. This is only two days and I feel that if I’m smart during these it shouldn’t be too bad. My eye for portions and nutrition has gotten pretty good over the last few years so I think I can make smart and educated choices during this weekend.
My second hurdle is a boxers break I have in my right hand on the bone that attaches to the ring finger. I hurt it again over the weekend and I’m not sure how long it will stay hurting for. The initial break hurt so bad I couldn’t type or even write, but hurting it like I did this weekend is relatively common and tends to only last for about a week or so. I can still grip pretty well with the pointer and middle fingers so I will just have to adapt and do higher rep and lighter weight exercises in the mean time so that I can still get my workouts in.
I took some pictures of me yesterday, and will take all my measurements when I get off of work so that I can measure my progress and I’ll make sure to post that information later on.