Friday, March 01, 2013
So, I'm almost six weeks in and down 20 pounds. That feels good, but I won't say it has always been easy; I plateaued for about 2 weeks and I was going insane. One thing that was VERY difficult was to actually ADD calories to each day. I am working out intensely 5-6 days a week and my body was holding on to the fat because I was not eating enough. One thing that is so cool about doing this the right way is the absence of guilt and shame. I am just paying attention to my body and following its cues. Don't get me wrong, I am still tracking EVERYTHING that goes into my mouth, but I am doing it with the understanding that I deserve it, not some sort of punishment. I am gradually eating more nutritiously and the fog of binge eating has lifted. One of the best things I do for myself is to not allow comfort in the gym; by that I mean I don't stay to one routine. I can feel my muscles getting stronger and my mind getting clearer. Even though I get impatient because the weight comes off slower when I do it the right way, I know that the behaviors I need to keep it off are slowly being integrated into my life; and that peace of mind is worth any frustrations I may have!