Thursday, January 03, 2013
It is so incredibly hard to believe that it is already 2013! Wasn't I just a teenager? Time flies whether you like it or not I suppose! And here I am no closer, but thankfully no further from my ultimate goal. Exercise isn't my problem, for me, it is the eating. I quess I am what you would call fit and fat. No, I don't have lots and lots of weight to lose, but I still have a significant amount I would like to get off, approximately 50. I say approximately because I am exercising and strength training as well, so I may get to 160 and absolutely love the way I feel and the progress gained, so we shall see. I am not set on a number, clothes or scale. I just want to look and feel healthy.
I have definitely come a long way from my beginning WW days. I am so much more knowledgeable about fitness and nutrition. I have learned that for myself the fitness part comes easy but I am still struggling with the nutrition. I think that is a huge part of this process of acheiving a healthy lifestyle is learning about yourself. And, I have learned it is an evolving process. I don't like some of the things I liked a few years ago. For example, when I started out, I was a very motivated at-home exerciser, now not so much. I still do regularly because a gym membership just isn't finanically feasible right now. I do attend Zumba classes though. I have to be careful because I could go multiple times a week and at $5 a class it can be more expensive than being a member of a gym, LOL! But I love the energy and motivation of a class, I am finding that I need that energy.
If someone would have told me a few years ago that I would enjoy eating carrots and hummus instead of chips and dip, I would have politely laughed and said 'not a chance!' However, it is now a favorite snack of mine. I now drink unsweet tea (gasp!, what kind of southern girl am I? LOL), and coffee with a little cream. I have made so many changes for the better and I hope to continue that trend. I just need to cut way back on the sweet treats and seconds. I also need to work on the stress eating.
So here is to 2013 and to the new successes I hope to have and that I hope all the sparklers out there have !
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
No, it won't happen tomorrow or the next, but one day at a time I will get better and better. I feel my attitude changing, my willpower is locking into place and you know what? It feels so GOOD! I am making slow steady changes in my eating and I am feeling those changes in a positive way. My endurance is increasing. I can feel muscles under the layers of fat that are just waiting to be seen.
My mindset is so different, I went over my calorie range today (not much, 150 or so calories) but it is ok, it is going to happen sometimes. Normally, I would just say screw it, I've blown my day so I may as well eat whatever now. Not today, I am just moving on to the next day.
I am logging every bite of food I eat and it really does work and helps me to see where I need to make changes. Sodium is a biggie, and so very hard to control. Some days are good and some are bad, I am just trying to balance them out and eventually try to consistantly make it below range.
This is a lifestyle change, NOT a diet!
Monday, July 30, 2012
I've really been on the bandwagon these last few days, and my motivation and my willpower are kicked into high gear. So definite YAY! for that. However, I really thought I was doing well with my eating but found out different today.
I logged in all of my food and while I was under on my calories (not by much), I was over on some other things that really surprised me. It is honestly no wonder I have had such a hard time losing weight! So, tomorrow will be about tweaking my diet and adjusting some things.
Got in my three of four workouts while playing catch up today. So, I'll have two workouts for tomorrow and then I'll be completely caught up.
Monday, July 23, 2012
For once in my life I am saying no to excuses, I am in control of my life and I have the final say so. I have will power, it has just been buried under so many excuses I just couldn't find it. Well, I've done some mental digging and I found it, am dusting it off and trying it on for size.
No one said this would be easy, but really! I've been on a four year break, come on get yo' butt in gear girl!!! Life has happened, like it always does, but that doesn't mean I can't take care of myself. I really could launch into a pity party here, but it won't change anything, it won't change that I have to take care of me to be a source of strength for my parents, nieces and remaining sibling who are also sources of strength for me right now as well.
I have the inner strength to do this, all I have to do is believe in myself and realize that yes, I am worth it.
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