Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I am finally understanding the idea and need for developing lifelong habits, instead of super restricting diets and exercise binges. I absolutely love the Biggest Loser and Extreme weight loss because those shows are so motivating and I relate a lot to them but they always put in this mentally of putting 210% effort into losing weight everyday, like obsession dieting and going to the extreme. Spending 2-3 hours at the gym 6x a week and giving up all sugar and processed food to get the weight off. But I almost always quit after 10-15 lbs came off. I got bored of eating the same things and I missed my old life, drinking and staying up late on weekends.
Now I have Gavin and I love that little bugger but with Eric still living in Kansas City during the week, he goes with me everywhere! So there is no way to spend hours working out and frankly I'm way too tired to do that anyway. But the pounds have been creeping up because my life has basically been out of control busy finishing my last semester of college after he learned how to crawl.
I've had 2 friends now lose weight on weight watchers and I asked them about it. They tell me tricks I learned here on spark. Measuring and actively maintaining your portions so you don't have to ban any foods. Make goals to add new foods to your usual list and incorporate more veggies and water. They told me they just had to deal with feeling hungry after eating meals for a little while, while they're bodies adapted to not getting overstuffed. My one friend lost an amazing amount of weight from strictly following WW, that's I've almost considered signing up but I know I can do it on my own. She went from a 14 to a 4, down almost 40 pounds 5 months and she stills parties on the weekends and doesn't work out all day long. She just eats small and smart.
I have a food scale in the kitchen and I am going to try to really weigh, portion and log my meals. That is the key to success! I am also going to aim to go on an hour walk with Gavin around the neighborhood 3x a week and put him in his pack 'n play and do a 30 minute workout video on the other days. He hates being confined in there but he will survive in their for 30 minutes and maybe even find my workout entertaining.
I've had the Firm Express DVD's for a while and I think it's time to bust them out again. I bet I will see some pretty noticeable results after just a weeks because I haven't worked out at all in over 2 years. I have a wedding I'm in, in October and I need to get my butt back into my normal clothes. I lost all the baby weight a few weeks after he was born but put on 20 pounds since March from stress.
I can fit in 30 minutes a day and not eat the whole fridge for dinner.