I have been battling this 5 pounds for months now. Lose 5, gain 5, lose 5, gain 5... I'm tired of it. I am still 21 pounds from my goal weight, but more then that I do not feel comfortable in my skin, or my clothes. I haven't wanted to dress nicely or even fix my hair. Junk food makes me feel so blah! And I am "fed up" with it!!!
I have been so inconsistent with working out. And I for sure have not been eating healthy. I have been counting calories for a few months now, but have not been staying within my calorie budget. Restricting calories, uh!
So when do you say ENOUGH is ENOUGH!?! I am saying it NOW!
Living a healthy life is a lifelong journey! It's not a point or a destination where we reach it and we are finished. We have to continually work at making the right choices and choosing to be active!
Monday I am going to start meeting a couple friends at the gym 3 days a week at 5:15 AM - oh my!!! Why so early?! I can do this! Bedtime just has to be earlier then 2am. I am excited to have an "appointment" time and make working out a priority! But I am even more excited to have some workout buddies!
I have so much to learn when it comes to nutrition! If I really looked at our lifestyle I'd be embarrassed to admit how much fast food is a part of our lives, mainly pizza! And if I want to really succeed and be healthy then that is the #1 thing to have to change. They say nutrition is 70%, the gym is 20% and genetics is 10% of your body image make up. So it's time to put more emphasis on what I put into my mouth.
I would love to lose the 20 pounds fast and told my husband I could just starve myself for a few weeks! Ha! Ya right!! That's not going to work, and definitely not the healthy way to go! I've done a couple other diets that I've had some success with, but if I am really going to win this battle then it's gotta be health and not a diet. It's time to EAT CLEAN.
I have some Clean cookbooks and books about eating clean which I need to study and learn as I go. Any tips or recipes are welcomed! I just have to do my best and not quit. The pounds and inches will come off if I stick with this. (That means longer then 3 days in a row!)
I am going to start cooking and making our dinners! Replacing Sonic Blasts with fruits, replacing chips with veggies, and lean meats. Lots of water!
We are going to allow ourselves one meal a week to go out to eat, but that's the opposite of every meal out to eat besides one! Sadly, I'm probably not exaggerating much!
I am not down on myself or discouraged. I know how far I have come and am proud of that, but there are some habits that never got changed, even though I have lost 70 pounds, I am not finished!
As of now I don't have an end goal of when the weight needs to be off by- I just want to feel GOOD again! I am going to "eat clean and train dirty"! So you should stick around and cheer me on!!!