Diet and Exercise

For the past 2 weeks I’ve been following a diet and exercise plan called The Max Challenge: https://www.themaxchallenge.com
The diet is pretty straight forward low carb, no dairy, no sugar except for fruit and unlimited vegetables. The exercise portion is challenging. Nothing impossible to do or keep up with but to some; me included it was at first a shock to the system. I haven’t done these kind of exercises in years and I was in good company as many of my classmates hadn’t either. The exercise program consists of mostly calisthenics; jogging in place, jumping jacks, abdominal crunches/sit ups, push ups some free weights and some kick boxing. The more I participate in the exercises the more I want to continue. And the more I follow the diet the more I want to follow it. I’ve lost about 4-5 lbs and my clothes are starting to fit a bit differently. It’s such a great incentive to keep going. To see results. The first week was tough, eating totally differently than what I was used to. Well, before following the Mac Challenge I pretty much ate whatever I wanted whenever I wanted so any chance was “different”. It was a necessary change. I was not going to see a difference in my weight or appearance if a change was not made.

I’m really glad I took the plunge and signed up for this program. One of the teachers where I work does it and she is my inspiration. She started out about as the same weight as me and now she looks amazing. Everyone in the program has their own reasons for being there. All different ages and body types.

Im feeling optimistic as we start week 3. I’m fairly certain the diet changes starting tomorrow and that’s fine. I trust their process.

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