Monday, November 8, 2010
Breathe easy, the journey is long but beautiful
Happy Monday! It's been one week since I've started my journey with Nutrisystem.I was very excited to start this process because I really want to get back into shape.It seems that every time I've tried to achieve this in the past, my biggest obstacle has been, quite frankly, getting the right foods and the right portion sizes. I don't really have a problem get motivated to do exercise because I actually like the feeling it brings of accomplishment and energy. My issue with exercise is usually a scheduling conflict.But since having a husband and children, its been extremely difficult to find the time and energy to make two dinners. You know what I mean, the dinner for them and the dinner for me. Usually, boiling down to them eating something scrumptious and me eating like a rabbit. It works for a little while then...I get hungry.
When the Nutrisystem program was made available to me, I was ecstatic because obviously it cures the whole portion and having to prepare my own second meal issue. But, I have to admit, I was leery of what packaged food might taste like. But I was determined.My big box of a months supply of food arrived. It was overwhelming. I thought, this is it. Deep breath. This is the first day of the rest of my life.
I've been here before. This place in life,where I've made the big decision and taken the leap. But then life gets in the way. This time is different. My husband, though it really sucks, is gone 5 days a week so I don't have to make a separate meal for him; no worrying about providing a meat and potato meal for a man and his appetite. Three times a day, I make my girls a healthy meal and then I take my little package and pop it in the microwave. I add to it the recommended portions of fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy, and fat provided in my handy nutrition guide.They even allot for a couple snacks!Can you imagine being on a 'diet' and being allowed to eat walnut chocolate chip cookies. For the most part, I have been pleasantly surprised with the taste of the food. My favorite dinner thus far has been the thick pizza.Oh yeah, you heard me right, pizza! Pair it with a nice big salad and dinner is served. In fact, I have to hide it from my girls. My 3 year old, as always, asks for a bite of my food and then she comes back for another, and another. So, that should be proof of the quality of the taste being that it's pleasing to the discerning pallet of my 3 year old.
This journey is about getting healthy and comfortable in my own skin again but I have had a very pleasant unexpected side effect, I have been full of energy. Which is amazing because I was sick all last week and I still had more energy than I normally have on most days. Week one down, I have lost 3 pounds and feel more energetic and never hungry.I am loving Nutrisystem!Now, I need to kick it up a notch and get my Zumba in daily. Finally, I feel like I am making a lifestyle change versus restricting myself. After all, isn't that what brings about the demise of most weight loss journeys? That gnawing torture of feeling left out or deprived. None of that here!
DISCLOSURE: Nutrisystem is providing their program to me free of charge in exchange for my participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogging Program and weekly updates. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255