live BETTER challenge: Sherina Archer week 1 update

Sherina Archer

Sherina Archer

6 weeks to live BETTER challenge – Sherina’s 1st week

A few weeks ago I posted a note on facebook looking for people who like me, wanted to make a lifestyle change; to live healthier, be more active and make better choices to live a better life. I was surprised at the amount of support and interest I received.  Sherina is one of the amazing people that accepted this challenge and this is her story. -JenniFDB. 

the 1st wweek – written by Sherina Archer 

Hello beautiful people,

This week went by almost successful. I say almost because I had every intent on taking my behind to the gym. I tried I really did but it just didn’t happen. See in certain aspects in my life I want instant gratification. I.e. weight loss. For instance, if i do 30 minutes of cardio, 50 arm curls and 100 sit ups at the gym, I want to at least see a 2 pack the following day. Lol.. It may seem silly but I know I’m not alone on this. But instead of seeing a 2 pack… I see nothing of the sort. I would even try to suck my stomach in to see if i saw a difference in that department. But deep down I know it’s just wishful thinking.
Any who, since I’ve turned vegan there’s been all sorts of temptations in my life.  They disguise them selves in gooey,double fudge chocolate cookies and all the free Italian cuisine that is sent to my job on a daily basis. But I know those thing wont get me that flat stomach and awesome tush I’ve been praying for. It’s just a shame that I have to look at it. I eat well though thanks to Trader Joes. They have some much healthy food in there I think I lost a pound just walking in the store. I was a meat eater so I wasn’t sure how i would pull off this vegan thing. They have all sorts of meatless meats but the best is they’re Mandarin  chickenless chicken. If you haven’t tried it then you need to get you some!
So yesterday I went to the mall to do a little shopping for my boss aka my son. I just so happen to see a pair of jeans that wanted. I usually don’t like to shop since I’ve gained weight. But since I’ve cut all those things out of my diet and I walk every chance I get, I figure I’d give it a shot. I took in the dressing room, my size and a size smaller. I tried on the smaller size and almost fainted when I didn’t have to go through the motions of getting them on. You know the dance…I put my left leg in. I put my right leg in. Pull them up. Squat to make sure everything’s tucked in, hold my breath to button the top but it still don’t fit. It felt so good that I wanted to stay in that moment forever. Hopefully I make it to the gym at least once this week. I think I’m doing pretty good though. Well, until next time!

 

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