I’m not sure I’ve mentioned it, but I teach R.I.P.P.E.D. two times a week.
The other day, I was doing some self evaluating. I’m not going to say I was picking myself apart because, for once, I wasn’t. I was just sitting down and trying to come up with a plan that I thought could work for me, with both working out and eating. It may be a little known fact (sarcasm font) but I love me some carbs. I’m not talking like the healthy dark chocolate ones either. I’m talking pancakes and donuts and beer bread and hell, just beer.
Due to this, any effort at a low carb diet just doesn’t work for me. I wish it did. I’ve known people (aka my mother and brother) who have been insanely successful at the low carb lifestyle. It’s just not built for me, or I’m not built for it. The three of us have talked about this before. I’m pretty sure a bit of my sanity hangs on knowing I can have pancakes in my life.
Anyway, let me try to get back to the point even though I’m basically fantasizing about pancakes right now.
(Long pause to get pancakes out of my head…or as far as they ever get)
Anyway, I was working on developing a plan that would work for me. It was in a moment of shopping (Yes, shopping) that it came to me.
Practice what you Preach. What do I preach? R.I.P.P.E.D.
I mean, I’m already preaching that people should go to R.I.P.P.E.D. the three times a week that we’re offering it. I’m not just preaching this without any backing — since I’ve started doing it 3 times a week, I’ve started losing inches on my hips and thighs (as mentioned last post). As I mentioned, this isn’t just a small change either. These are significant numbers. Today, my mom mentioned how much weight I’d lost recently in my legs. I had actually noticed it earlier in the day when I put on a pair of boots and they were fitting loosely on my meaty calves. I really do attribute these changes to this program. How does this tie in?
I am going to follow the R.I.P.P.E.D. diet plan.
I mean, preach, practice, all that jazz. I’m a believer in the R.I.P.P.E. elements — let’s give the D a try. It doesn’t seem like that crazy of a diet plan. It seems doable for a lifestyle change, not just a short term fix. (Read more about it here.)
So, for the next 4 weeks, I’m following their suggested diet plan. I’m two days in and really, honestly, it hasn’t been that hard. My attitude hasn’t been any worse than it normally is and, if push comes to shove, I can still have my pancakes…even if they may be really tiny with an egg! Also, for this 4 weeks I’m going to do something that seems completely insane to me…
I’m not going to weigh in or measure myself.
Holy hell. I may have a nervous breakdown. Hear me out on this one though. Yes, if I see changes, I feel motivated to keep going. If I don’t see changes, however, I feel the urge to EATALLTHETHINGS and give up. Thus, 4 weeks cold turkey from the scale and measuring tape is the solution I’ve come up with.
Please, lord, don’t let me gain like 20 pounds in 4 weeks.