Today is day one of my Plexus and Intermittent fasting plan, but before I share more, I want to take a moment to apologize to you. I’m so sorry that it’s been such a long time since I’ve updated you on the progress of my weight loss. I’m embarrassed to say that I’m up quite a bit since last time we chatted. I’m up 25 lbs, 10 of those from the recent COVID-19 lockdowns. It’s frustrating, humiliating, but also humbling. I’ve been trying, but not hard enough.
I Never Give Up!
Over the last few years, I haven’t stopped trying to lose weight. I’ve tried Keto, Weight Watchers (more times than anything), Intermittent Fasting, low carb, Faithful Finish lines, and more. I also joined a gym, bought exercising plans, and kept up my daily walks, but the truth is that no matter how hard I exercise…I can not work off a bad diet. Period. It seems like losing weight in my forties is much more challenging than I thought it would be. But I’m not giving up! I just need to try something new.
Plexus and Intermittent Fasting
My good friend and holistic health coach Carrie has been asking me to try Plexus for over a year now. I’ll admit, I did everything but that! So after yet another unsuccessful attempt at Weight Watchers, I decided to give Plexus a try. Hence today’s post. This way I can document what I’m doing, and share an honest journey in the Plexus wheelhouse from day one. I’m not sure if I will be a success story, but I am willing to give this a shot for at least 60 days. Why 60 days? Well…because if I really hate it and don’t lose anything, I will still be able to get a refund for the supplements – so it’s low risk.
My Plexus supplements include Slim, MetaBurn, and Balance. There’s actually a really great way to get these at wholesale cost, so if you’re interested in them…just let me know (my contact information is on the top of the website here and you can also chat with me on Facebook) and I will share the deal with you.
- I take one Metaburn upon waking up. Since I can’t take pills, I dump the contents of the pills into a small glass of water. It tastes like pepper going down – yuck, so I follow it up with black decaf coffee and then go brush my teeth.
- I go for a nice two-mile walk to get my heart rate up a bit and my blood pumping before I start working.
- I drink lots of water and another cup of decaf to start my day.
- I take two Balance pills the same way I take the Metaburn, but I take them 20-30 minutes before my first meal – which is around 11:30 AM. I eat a normal lunch, which today is a 1/2 sandwich and a small Activa yogurt. The Balance pill tastes like tea and is palatable.
- I drink one Slim packet in 20 oz of water 1-2 hours after my first meal.
- I have a snack around 2PM. Today it’s fruit.
- I eat dinner around 6PM.
- I end my day with a 1-2 mile walk.
- If I eat anything else, it has to be before 7:30 PM since my window for eating is 8 hours.
Plexus and Intermittent Fasting Facebook Group
I do appreciate that there is a Facebook group to help me as I start my journey. It’s lead by a girl that’s lost 80 lbs in the last year using both Plexus and Intermittent Fasting. For the next two weeks she’s gonna share her story, process, and encouragement. If you want to join the next one, just let me know (my contact information is on the top of the website here and you can also chat with me on Facebook). This is a closed Facebook group.
Putting My Health First
Since I’m putting it all out there and being honest about everything today…I’ll also tell you that I rarely put myself first. I’m lucky if I make 2nd or 3rd place. For example, I just purchased both of my boys new sets of weights. I didn’t care about the cost. I just wanted to help them continue their weight lifting regimens although the gyms are closed. I wanted to buy a piece of fitness equipment for myself, but chose not to because of the cost. Starting Plexus and Intermittent Fasting is reminding me to put myself and my health first.
Part of putting my health first means trying new things. I decided to try spin cycling. One of my girlfriends, April who also has a knee replacement says it’s really helped her. I bought this (affiliate links follow) bike on Amazon and it comes in two days. I also bought the mat and Wahoo cadence monitor so I can work out with the Peleton App. If I like spinning, I’ll eventually upgrade, but for now, this hack is about 15% the cost of a Peleton and is a good start – especially since the gyms are closed. It comes in a few days so I’ll update you when we get it all set up, and I’ll let you know if I actually like spinning.
I don’t know where this journey will take me and to be honest, it’s really scary being so open about it here. But if my journey helps one person take charge of their health…it will be worth it. So let’s do it.