This is what I have to keep telling myself day by day. When I get discouraged, I think of where I started. When I originally started this journey, I was only doing cardio and not counting calories. I would eat whatever I wanted but would stop when I was full. I did this for about three months, then began watching what I was eating & tried being a little bit healthier on the foods I was choosing. After another month, I decided to add in some weights by starting a 30 minute circuit of weights and cardio and was starting to count calories at a goal of 1600 per day. I then switched it up again and did more intense weight workouts at home along with my cardio. Now, I have increased cardio & the amount of exercises I do with the weights & have decreased calories to 1400.
In summary, I started at only cardio, not counting calories & eating what I wanted to cardio plus weights, decreased calories by at least 200 per day and eating WAY cleaner than I used to.
It’s a hard battle to keep fighting in with yourself, this weight loss war. But, I’ve only gotten stronger & thinner! I’m sure it will still take me quite some time to get to where I need to be, but I’ll do it eventually!! Small gains and losses are always huge when it comes to weight loss and I try to remember that when I start feeling down on myself. 🙂
Today was a great day. For breakfast I had overnight oats. Lunch was hummus, cucumbers and tomatoes on top of one slice of honey wheat bread and some organic cheeze-it type crackers. Dinner was a chipless taco salad that consisted of lean ground beef, green bell pepper, red onions, fat free sour cream, reduced fat Mexican cheese, salsa and black beans all on top of a huge mound of spring mix lettuce. So yummy!!!!!! After I had an apple with peanut butter and, of course, my quest bar after the weight session. I almost didn’t eat the quest bar because in wasn’t hungry, but really wanted the extra protein. It was still only 1500 calories total for today and my goal is 1400 calories even for the days I don’t exercise. So proud and hoping I can push through like this all next month for my no cheats!!!!
Well guys, I’m exhausted so I’m hurting the sheets. Please just remember, never give up!!!! Keep pushing yourself to go. You won’t see results every day, but I promise as the weeks go by you will find yourself improving by so much more than you realize! I had a bad week last week and look at what I found out tonight after my day plus a nice, relaxing bath
Boom! More weight lost! Let’s do this guys! You can do this & so can I!