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It’s been just over two weeks off my strict diet. I guess you could say things are going pretty well besides that ice cream cake. Oh and the cucumber salsa with chips. The birthday drinks and the rhubarb cake. Alright, maybe I overdid it a few times right away. It’s hard to have the freedom to eat whatever you want again after strictly eating clean for the last nine weeks.

Unfortunately, after I ate all that I was looking so forward to, I was kind of disappointed. I realized very quickly that nothing tasted as good as fit feels. Do you know how the saying “nothing tastes as good as fit feels”? Do you believe it? Have you ever been so fit that you just feel fit physically and even mentally? I had the feeling and loved it and now I totally believe that quote.

So this is when the (ish) part comes into play.

I have been asked how my eating is going and if I am still counting, weighing and planning. Well, the answer is no.

I haven’t been eating entirely clean, I have been eating cleanish. As in almost clean but not totally. Clean(ish) as in I am going back to my diet includING carbs and allowing myself some cheats. Clean(ish) as in always having chicken and greens ready but not turning down a girls’ night out.

Honestly, it was hard to live as I did for the last eight weeks. I am not sure it’s something I can commit to consistently. Actually, I can’t commit to that strict diet at all right now in my life. What I can commit to is eating clean during the week and allowing some cheats as needed. I really just want to maintain my current body fat and have enough energy to keep training. My training has stayed pretty consistent with what I was doing during my diet.

Lowering my body fat & seeing abs in the process gave me some added confidence in myself. I knew I would add weight once this was over and I am totally fine with it. I am still confident in my body and my strength.

Now my goal is to continue to eat clean(ish). I just need to keep my (ish) in check. I continue to take my regular supplements and follow my diet plan as much as I can. It feels too good to give it up totally. I believe this can give me a happy balance.

The key to maintaining is going to be the (ish). If you allow your (ish) to get too big then it’s really not an (ish) anymore.

#FindYourStrength and eat Clean(ish)


“I write blogs about my accomplishments, my failures, my doubts, my goals, and my inspiration. But, it’s really not about me. It’s about real life and the challenges we each face and continuing to find your strength along the way. I want to inspire people, but I also want them to see the real me. I am just a normal person trying to do the best I can with what I was given. This is my journey and you have yours.  Nobody is perfect…all the time. We all suck at things.” -Mary Sheckler  
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