Macro Machine | Update: 1
‘Non-scale Victory’ is not just a buzzword term to get clicks – it’s an actual, real-life phenomenon that I can attest to because I’m basically a walking, talking example. In the last 2 weeks of vegan meal prepping, dessert avoidance, and strenuous workouts I’ve lost exactly – wait for it – ZERO pounds. However, it was a total success! I know, I know. WTF. But just look at the pics:
Two weeks ago I wrote my initial Macro Machine post announcing my foray into macro counting and the start of my Conscious Muscle training plan. Check out these posts to see what I’ve been eating:
Part of the program is a bi-weekly check-in schedule. I decided to avoid weighing myself or taking measurements for that entire time because I was afraid I’d get discouraged if I didn’t see a difference and I am SO, SO glad I waited! If I’d relied only on what the scale said I probably would have been discouraged pretty early on. The fact of the matter is, everyone’s body is different. I’ve seen results posted where people lost 7lbs in their first week but that’s not how I’m set up. I gain muscle easily, but the scale will move only begrudgingly and, to be honest, having crash dieted in the past just to get it to move worked but left me soft-bodied and dissatisfied. Now that I know that, and I’ve accepted it, it’s easier than ever for me to dedicate myself to seeing this process through to the end. Am I a swimsuit model yet – no. BUT I am a better, fitter version of myself and I can’t be mad about that. I don’t know how the trend will continue, but I can say that I am definitely looking forward to seeing where I am in another two weeks!