I have been STRUGGLING to get to where I want to be. My goal has been to get to 125, but I have been 132-133 for the past TWO years! Sure, I have bounced around a bit, but whenever I get below, I get back up.
I literally have tried everything:
Paleo, cleanses, high fiber, vegetarian, strength training only, cardio only, p90x, jillian michaels workouts, running long distances, running sprints, intervals (not all at once of course!)
I looked at my body and realized all the things I wanted to work on. I wanted to tone my arms and stomach. I wanted to improve my overall fitness. I wanted to be able to run a faster mile time. I wanted to lose weight. I wanted to sleep better.
And most of that was not happening..so I decided to try something new--and it has WORKED!
I am on a starvation diet. I have cut out everything that is bad for me:
Staying up late worrying about getting through my next work out
Beating myself up if I miss one day of working out
Picking apart all the things I dislike about my body
Comparing myself to all my friends
Not allowing myself to relax
Feeling like spending less than an hour in the gym is a failure
Not letting myself enjoy a treat ever
The only thing I am allowed is positivity. I wake up and pick one body part that I like. That is my focus for the day. Whenever I start to feel badly about something, I remind myself of my focus.
Today's body part? My freckles (not technically a body part, but eh, I count it!)
Some people hate freckles, but I like mine! That's me with my nephew Christian (who just turned 5 in March! How time flies)
Some of my best friends and I at a bachelorette party
My little sister and I on a family vacation
I am also allowing myself time to relax. Yesterday I spent the morning three hours gardening. The old me would be beating myself up for not doing another three hours in the other half of the garden after lunch. I was nuts!
Of course, I am still eating healthy most of the time and exercising regularly, but I need a balance. It is summer and it is OK if I want to eat ice cream one day if I can balance it out with what else I eat that day.
So, I highly recommend this diet. I've already noticed a huge difference!! :)