I know eating clean works best for me, having I been doing that....no.
I know that when I exercise I need to give it my all to get the results I want, have I been doing that....not all the time.
I know that looking in the mirror and complimenting yourself on how far you have come and how great you look is something you should do often, have I been doing that...no.
I don't know what is wrong with me lately I go strong and then wham! big 'ol funk and I lose the willpower to not eat the crappy food that passes by and sitting on the couch or putting in minimal effort during workouts sounds so much easier and it is but no one ever said looking and feeling good was going to be easy, do I know that yes so why am I not following everything I know.
I know it will pass and as warmer weather begins it will start to spark a little more energy because it's beautiful out and you aren't bundled up to hide everything anymore and getting off the couch is easy because it's the last place you want to be when it's beautiful out. Last week it was 80 degrees here in NH which is odd for March but the amount of energy I had was great, then BAM back to typical NH March weather and wanting to curl up on the couch with a blanket and the tv. Either that or TOM is around the corner and is making me a miserable person ha ha.
So here is to taking it one day at a time and changing those behaviors slowly so I can get back to being the me that I want to be.
Geez, over the holiday season I felt like I just gave up on this whole new lifestyle I have created for myself. All I ended up doing was making myself feel sluggish, stressed out and irritable. I'm not normally a person who believes in making excuses about why you can't do something but I was Queen of the excuses over the holidays, it wasn't pretty.
Not anymore, I am restarting the Jamie Eason LiveFit program. 12 weeks of creating a new body for myself. I don't have a lot of weight that I feel like I need to lose but boy would I love to tone everything, lose the last little bit of fat and get some sexy muscles
I have been back on track for almost 2 weeks now and I can already feel a difference just in my mood and energy level, it's refreshing.
For the first time since I started this weight loss journey I have taken before pictures and measurements so I can track my progress over the next 12 weeks and see what this program can really do. I only wish I had done all of that in the very beginning so I could see how far I have come.
I have been on Spark for a little over a year now, tracking all my fitness minutes reading blogs and articles and making sure I get my workouts in and am careful about what I eat. Over these last 2 weeks I have completely derailed. I don't know what happened but I haven't exercised, haven't watched what I have been eating and have just been plain old lazy and I hate it. I know it's no ones fault but my own and I take complete ownership of my own behaviors and choices, but now it's time to get back on track. I did my best when I tracked the food I eat every day so I think it's time to get back to tracking all meals and snacks to keep me on track.
I have a 5k coming up on November 5th so it's time to get myself back on the treadmill and back in the weight room. I have absolutely no excuse to not do what I know works and works well. I haven't lost close to 40 pounds by sitting on my rear end everyday eating and drinking whatever I please. There is nothing wrong indulging once in a while but every day isn't quite necessary that's how I got to 172 pounds in the first place. So I'm done with the excuses, I'm done with the lazy girl, I'm just done with it! Time to be the me I know I am capable of being.
If you took the time to read this thank you! I really just needed to "journal" this for myself so it's not the most well written blog but it needed to be done
I have always been a shopper by nature, I have always loved to shop but the more weight I gained the less I wanted to, I basically shopped out of necessity to find clothes that actually fit my expanding body. Now I'm on the flip side I have to shop for clothes to fit my shrinking body and I am LOVING IT!!!
It has been a long time since I have been able to go shopping and love pretty much everything I have tried on. I can take size small shirts and size 4 or 6 pants into the dressing room and have them fit. I don't have that feeling anymore of trying stuff on only to have it not button or zip or pull down over my stomach. I can't explain how wonderful I feel to be able to buy a pair of knee high boots and actually be able to pull them over my calves, which I have struggled with for years. I have bought some of the cutest clothes I think I have ever worn and I just feel so stylish and pretty and it feels so good.
So that's it for my little happy fest about shopping, I'm sure so many of you can relate to that feeling of being comfortable in your own skin again and instead of trying to hide yourself from everyone now you feel like you can show yourself a little more, it's wonderful. I owe a lot to Spark and my Spark friends for giving me the tools and motivation to have lost 35 pounds over the past year, I know I put in the work but I couldn't of done it without this site and all the wonderful people I have met on here that offer so much support, inspiration and motivation on a daily basis.
Today was the first day for the Livefit 12 week trainer. I was able to stick to the food plan for the day, and get the workout in after dinner. It was a great workout and look forward to tomorrows. I will say the hardest thing for me is getting use to eating all of the food, I was only able to finish half of my dinner I felt like I was going to pop lol.
I am very excited for these 12 weeks and to see the changes in my body. I absolutely love strength training so I know I will enjoy it. I will also enjoy have 4 weeks with no cardio, it's kind of nice to get a break from it.
Hope you all are having a great healthy start to your week!