Proof - hard work, positive thoughts and determination = 4 lbs lost!!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I've been consistantly working out 5-6 days for 8-9 weeks now. At first it was hard and I had to make myself do it. Every week I looked at the scale and it stayed the same or went UP a pound here and a pound there. At first I almost panicked. I thought shouldn't I be losing some weight? I have been putting in the effort. Thankfully I just stuck with it. Week after week, day after day. Promising myself if I just stuck with it. I WOULD see a loss, eventually. I knew my body was changing I could see it. In my face and my shoulders. I could feel it when I tried on jeans and bought a size smaller. They are roomy and comfortable. I didn't have to squeeze into them.
I sat down and had a conversation with myself. I said you are putting in the effort, in physical activity but is there something in your nutrition that is holding you back??? I thought and thought. Yes, there was some nights I would drink a whole bottle of wine to unwind. I would tell myself one or two glasses. But the cork would break and I'd say well I don't want to waste this bottle of french wine I might as well finish it. That happened all too often. Solution I now buy those 4 packs of mini bottles. No cork to break and perfectly portioned. Plus now I don't just drink them whenever I had a long day. I save them for special days. I also thought back and realized at night I would binge on my healthy snacks. 2-3 string cheeses instead of one. I'd eat a yogurt and an hour latter I'd have another. Hummus and chips, half of a container. Well duh, I was eating as much at night as I did all day.
This week, I decided the challenge was officially starting and so was my determination to stick to the correct amount of food to nourish my body and no more. I had two little bottles of wine through out the week and made sure to count them as a snack. Then I just started believing in myself. I just knew that this was my week. I was confident I was going to have a loss, and was pleasantly surprised with 4 pounds!
So all in all, this week's loss can be directly linked to Hard Work, Positive Thoughts and Determination.