This will be the third and final update on my experiment with the Slow Carb Diet (SCD).
This month, I lost only one pound. And I’m totally fine with that. Scratch that, I’m happy about it. Two reasons why:
For the month of March I was on the road literally half the month. 15 out of the first 28 days. Or as Sara who helps me with my travel commented, no more than 4 consecutive days in the same time zone. And they were the kind of trips that were not conducive to dieting… Think SXSW for five days, followed by 3 more conferences. I’m more than happy to have maintained and even dropped a pound after all that.
Second, I am happy with the results. I lost 23 pounds. Enough to make me feel great all the time and have to update my entire wardrobe, amongst other things. So it basically took 2 months for the SCD to help me drop most of my excess body fat, and is flexible enough to adapt to the most adverse travel schedule, which are just a few reasons that I continue to be a believer in it for anyone.
So what’s next?
I still want to drop a few pounds. And since I haven’t changed any variables besides diet, the next step is to experiment with changes in exercise. I feel ready to use my new, lighter body for some athletic purpose. Finally, I want to have another goal to shoot for that’s not just about the scale or body fat reading.
So… I signed up for a Spartan Race (learn more at www.spartanrace.com). I have 2 months to go.
I have begun to ramp up the volume of my usual HIT workouts, which I believe is the best way train for anything, and have begun running and testing some movements like burpees, box jumps and tire flips. I continue to eat SCD. So far I’m having a lot of fun and feeling very motivated. Nothing like a date to put it on the line to get you going!
Further updates to come on my training and progress. Until then, it’s time to #STFU (Spartan The F- Up!)