ok. I am really getting ready to hit this diet hard. after a week of the V-Diet Lite ( one HSM daily) I am down 3.5 pounds, and ready to hit the real deal. I am so psyched about all the support on this site.
I love what Chris said in response to someone saying something they didn’t like about the diet. He said “this is rehab.” that is going to be my motto. This is not for fun, and it’s not designed with comfort in mind. It’s designed for RESULTS. We are spoiled Americans. We want things quick and easy. Getting blubber off is not easy. In my book, it’s one of the hardest feats out there. I can do anything I put my mind to, but getting the blubber off my butt has been my hardest feat yet. I run my own business(have since I was 12 years old), love, care and provide for 6 beautiful daughters(with the help of their dad, of course), manage a 7 bedroom house,be a part of my friends’s lives, etc. etc. but to wrap my mind, emotions, psyche, and time around blubber removal is harder than all the above. Maybe cuz it’s so personal.
Food has been my comfort most of my life, but in March when I was so heavy I could only work 2-3 hours without being in a lot of pain,I hit the point where the pain of staying the same was greater than the pain of change. One cannot support a family only working a few hours a day. Pain is highly motivational. I had finally reached the breaking point. Food was no longer giving me comfort, but taking away my life. I knew I wouldn’t do this on my own, after having tried for years, so I hired a trainer. I had been an amateur body builder in my 20’s, and since I’d never competed, I decided to make that my goal. After 6 kids and lots of years of bad eating I had a lot of plain old ugly fat to get off. My trainer, Anthony, is fantastic and has helped me re-train my carb craving brain, as well as my bod. I have a long way to go, but am pleased with my success so far.
At this point, after 9 months of consistency in the gym and cleaning up my food about %90, lot of beautiful muscle just waiting to make an appearance, hence, the V-diet. I am so busy that planning and preparing foods just doesn’t get done consistently, and I end up not eating as well as I need to. The shakes take out all the work of planning and preparing. I don’t even like shakes. My trainer has had a hard time getting me to just replace one snack daily with a shake, but now, I can’t wait to eat only shakes!!!
after all,THIS IS REHAB. we have to kill the old habits, and build new mindsets and thought patterns to serve us.
Hey Skenns, thanks for the phrase. It takes all the whining and coddling out of it. Just do it. I used to want to find a diet/exercise plan that was comfortable. THERE IS NO SUCH THING.
Chris, thanks for the welcome. I value your support.
I’ll be posting pics soon. I just have to get my nerve up. Yikes.