Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Today I ended up consuming 1,357 calories and I burned 290 calories by walking. I feel happy and content! This is going so smoothly now that I'm giving my body and mind time to adjust to the changes that are going on in my life.
I know I've blogged about this before, but I can't help it: today I want to post a few pictures that motivate me to do better. In the past, I used to have such unhealthy role models (emphasis on the word 'model') but I've later on started to think about how I'm doing myself more harm than good by looking up to those stick thin, 6 foot tall women that are on the verge of starvation. A few years ago, I decided to find new role models; women with similar body shape as mine and who are about my height. And what did I find? Kim Kardashian. She is the epitome of beauty. Her body is flawless, so feminine and curvy. And she's my height! Now, I do realize I will never look like her and it's okay! She's just a healthy role model for me to look up to. Whenever I look at pictures of her I immediately feel like I want to push it a little harder - and yet, I don't feel depressed about my shape or size. Someone she makes me feel like it's okay to be feminine, it's okay to be curvy (as opposed to when I was 12-14 years old and thought that women are only beautiful when they are size zero).
So, here she is, my number 1 inspiration when it comes to losing weight and looking good, Kim Kardashian:
Who WOULDN'T be inspired by her?
Hope you're all having a healthy day so far!!!
Monday, January 10, 2011
I did really well today! I did 85 mins of cardio and burned 441 calories. I consumed 1200 calories which was my goal for today. Perfect!
On another note, I'm feeling a little stressed today. I've recently had to make some changes in my life and I feel like I owe an explanation to certain people. I hate that. I shouldn't be forced to justify my actions when I know I've made the right choice.
Oh well, I might as well tell you guys what's going on. As you may or may not know, I've been studying journalism in a private school for the past few months. It's just a one-year prep-course but it costs A LOT of money. The spring semester alone would've cost me 1,600 euros which is 2,070 US dollars. My parents can't help me financially so I would've had to pay for all of this on my own. Now, the problem is that I don't have the money. I got a student loan but it just isn't enough since I have to pay for other things, too. I decided it would be best for me to quit the course since it's not like I would've graduated anyway (it's just a prep-course). I decided to focus on work instead (I work for a local newspaper as a journalist/assistant). The thing is, now I feel like people are judging me for quitting the course and I'm sick of explaining myself to everyone.
This is just stressing me out. I should learn to not care too much about what other people think. After all, you can't please everyone.
I better get ready for bed. Maybe I'll feel less stressed tomorrow.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
I'm so happy! Today was my first weigh-in and I was beyond pleased to find out that I had lost 4.4 pounds this week! How amazing and encouraging is that? It's just what I needed to boost my confidence :) I'm determined to do well this week too so that the number on the scale will be just a little smaller a week from now. I'll eat between 1200-1400 calories and do some cardio every day. I feel like I can actually reach my goal weight this time!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!
Saturday, January 08, 2011
I remember reading somewhere that the body renews itself completely over a certain period of time. I think that's possibly the most motivating thing I've heard in my entire life. Just think about it: we have the chance to create someone completely new. In addition to improving our lives, making our dreams come true or having a complete style make-over, we have the capacity to actually create a new, healthy, fit body for ourselves. How amazing is that? By eating right, getting all the nutrients we need, being active and getting enough rest we can make sure that the body we create is strong and healthy.
I think the most common belief is that the body renews itself every seven years. Now, I don't know if this is scientifically true and, honestly, I don't really care since it has made me to seriously think about what I'm putting into my body and how I'm treating myself. It has made me want to change.
Whether this belief is true or false, seven years from now I PROMISE I'm going to be someone completely new. Someone who is strong, healthy and beautiful; inside and out.
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