So, I had quite a finish to the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet.
My final days on the program fell over Memorial Day weekend. I didn’t plan that one out very well, did I?
Let’s go back to day 22, my 5th and final fasting day on the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet.
Remember how rediculously hot I said it had been here in upstate NY? Well, day 21, my final cheat day was something like 94 degrees and when you factored in the humidity it was well over 100 degrees.
Well, I guess I didn’t drink enough water over the course of those few oppressive days because it totally hit me on fasting day.
I made it through all 3 workouts (lactic acid strength training session, HIIT, and cardio) as well as a pick up soccer game as part of my fitness bootcamp I ran that evening.
That’s a lot of activity for no food but it makes it damn near impossible to do all of that with no water.
I started to feel a little goofy – I guess you could say light headed, about 5 pm that day. Now keep in mind I had never had a problem with fasting day up until now. I was drinking water but admittedly not enough.
So I went to the store and grabbed a 0 calorie flavored water drink after my bootcamp. I figured that would set me straight.
Now as a side note, Scott and I were headed out of town the following evening for a Memorial Day camping trip with some friends. Meanwhile, Scott took on WAY too much work for the week and was working 15 hour days to get everything done.
So, Thursday at about 9:30 pm he called me up and asked if I could come moonlight as a carpenter’s helper (the carpenter would be Scott) to finish up a job installing a hardwood floor that needed to be completed before he left.
So, I hopped on over there to help. There was so much left to do and virtually no time to finish it!
Long story short, we were there until 4:10 am! So, on a fasting day when I would normally try to be in bed by 10 pm to help my brain not focus on food, I stayed up 6 hours longer – doing some pretty tough physical labor, after I had already done 3 workouts and a pick up soccer game – and having not eaten a thing.
I had no choice but to break fast. I had a few breakfast ceral bars Scott had with him. It was a pretty poor choice but beggars can’t be choosers.
We went to bed about 4:30 am and Scott was up at 6:30 am to start another job. Crazy. I, however, slept (quite horribly) until 9:30 am. And when I got up, there was no way I was drinking no stinkin’ shake.
I literally couldn’t do it. I did way too much and drank way too little for the last fasting day, got virtually no sleep that night and simply needed something more substantial with more energy to bring me back to life. I ended up having a breakfast sammich.
And that was the end of the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet for me. No shake day, and I saw no reason to try to squeek out the final two days while on vacation and probably doing that half assed as well. There was no way I was bringing weights with me to do while camping. It was time for a break.
So I made it through 22 days on the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet. Probably outstanding when you think about all the people who won’t even give them program a shot because it involves too much effort. So for that I am very proud of myself. Plus I can give an accurate account of the program to all of my readers and clients. I feel good about that, I hate to just recommend programs all willy nilly.
But I am disappointed I finished 3 days short. But I will say again what I have been saying for the last 25 days to all the XFLDieters in my Xtreme Fat Loss Diet Community and those around the web:
If you fall off the wagon, acknowledge where you went wrong, learn from it, move on and persevere.
I am VERY proud of all of you who was doing the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet along with me and following me and my XFLD shenanigans along the way.
For those of you who are interested to know my final results here they are:
Weight loss: 3.9 lbs
Inches lost: 3.3 inches
When I stand in look in the mirror, I do see that a major body transformation from fat to muscle has started taking place. In fact, it makes me want to continue down this road and set a few new fitness goals for myself.
I am loving what I am seeing! Especially in my upper back and in my thighs. I am seeing muscle definition where I have never seen it before.
I still have more ab flab to lose, as well as some more work in other areas, but for 22 days on the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet, I say that this is pretty damn good!
Not only for my results, but because I am now more motivated than ever to become the best version of myself that I can be!
I hope XFLD has motivated you as well in this way and that you have seen similar (and even better) results.
As for my next steps I will be taking now that I have completed the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet, I will be updating you on that in an upcoming post.
Please continue to follow me on my journey so that I can continue to follow and support you!
Your Friend and Coach,
Susan Campbell, MS, CSCS
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