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Monday, July 16, 2012

Here's how I know I'm in a good place with my diet and fitness mentality: I don't feel any pressure to be 100% perfect right now. And you know, I'm finding I'm having a LOT more fun without that pressure. So if that means I don't reach my goal of getting down to 120 by the end of the summer, well then...that's fine! I'm healthy, I'm fit, I look pretty good, I'm still maintaining a healthy diet/exercise plan, so while I DO eventually want to take care of these last 10 lbs, "eventually" is the key word. Right now it doesn't need to be a race.

I joined a gym and I'm meeting with a personal trainer this week. I'm hoping he can help me determine an appropriate starting weight for heavy lifts, because it's been ages since I was heavy lifting on a regular basis. Annnnd because I'll be putting in more gym workouts (classes, lifting programs, etc.) I probably won't be running as much as I had in my original plan. I'll still do JM Ripped in 30, but I'll be incorporating different forms of cardio because at this point, I enjoy them more. I haven't been loving my runs lately, and I don't ever want to DREAD a workout, so I'll just do something different. Yesterday was my "active recovery day," so I took a nice 5-mile hike and went to this absolutely beautiful overlook. It was totally empty there too, so I took a nice little nap on the rocks and just enjoyed the sunshine and breeze and being alone.

As far as diet, WHAT I'm eating has been great - mostly fruits, veggies, lean meats, and lots of protein. The biggest problem is my eating schedule. It's allllllll sorts of whacked out right now and so some days, I feel like I'm eating the whole day, and other days I only eat once.

Annnnnnd yeah, one drink a week isn't going to cut it. I never got into partying in college (Christian college woohoo!) but now, if I want to hang out with my friends, it pretty much always means alcohol. I don't mind drinking, but I AM going to need to stop coming home at 6:30 am. I haven't been making the best decisions for myself lately so I'm going to need to find a nice happy middle ground where I can hang out with my friends but still hang onto self control. Maybe instead I'll try a 2-drink limit for each time I go out. I am, not surprisingly, a lightweight. It's a blessing and a curse, really emoticon

I hope you're all doing well, too! Enjoy the beautiful weather and the sunshine and all the delicious summer fruits.
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CURVYDIVA86 7/17/2012 11:02AM

    I'm so glad you are figuring out how to bring together "happy" and "healthy"! That's the real goal, I think, and you are well on your way! I know what you mean about running... it can be my primary exercise for only so long before I start wishing for something else to do instead. The classes sound fun, and I'm sure the trainer will be informative!

Drinking is SUCH a tricky thing to negotiate when you're trying to be fit or lose weight. I think you're smart to experiment with what "rules" work for you. If 2 drinks is all it really takes for you (me too haha), then maybe switch to club soda after that so you can still have a (fizzy) beverage in hand while you party with your friends?

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BRADMILL2922 7/16/2012 8:14PM

    Great read! Thanks for sharing!

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NICKJAROSH 7/16/2012 3:34PM

    I cant totally relate to the drinking and having friends that do. Love your take on this!

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JONESINATOR 7/16/2012 3:18PM

    Yeah you're healthy, yes you're fit, damn right you look good, mhm to the eating/exercise plan. I'd bet you're in a slight 'figuring out America again' phase and yes, we do like our alchy.

I used to be lightweight. Then the last year happened bahaha

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LRK4CHRIST 7/16/2012 9:52AM

    Good going!

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