Previous Weight Posts:
Weight loss is a tricky subject for a lot of people to discuss and it really does vary from person to person. I know for me personally I can’t just stop eating out or give up dessert all together, it’s just not possible.
So instead I am just taking things one day at a time and making healthy choices as I go throughout the day.
I hope by sharing my progress pictures I can show myself as well as others in this journey that small changes can make a significant impact in the overall BIG picture.
Weight loss/gain does not happen overnight but we all have the capability to make changes happen every single day.
Things I am saying YES to:
- Eating at home, my bank account is thrilled.
- Drinking more water, the heat has helped with this.
- Walking with my mom in the evening, now that I am injury free this is possible.
- Working out 2-3 times a week.
I know the two outfits look different in the comparison pictures, but I used the SAME camera and the same outfit for both of the shots.
Anyways, a few people have commented on the fact that I have lost some weight and I have! It’s really great to see the effects of physical therapy working and the fact that I have been able to enjoy pain-free exercise.
What have I been eating?
- Smoothies-all day everyday.
- Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a snack
- Eggplant curry
What workouts am I doing?
I love making up my own workouts, that is why I am so excited to be a certified personal trainer. I try to avoid setting myself up to fail even before my workout even begins by scheduling my workout while I am already out of the house and sticking to a 45 minute workout.
5 mins warm-up
20 mins cardio
5 mins cool down
15 mins strength training
This method is really effective for someone who is just getting back into working out, planning a long and challenging workout can be overkill!
I am not trying to lose weight to fit into a pair skinny jeans, I hate jeans. I am losing weight to be able to live a healthy life as long as I am alive. I want to avoid many of the diseases that are associated with being overweight, such as cardiovascular issues and diabetes.
I have been able to make changes in my overall life so that I am much happier. I am in a new program at my community college and I don’t feel the pressure to compete against everyone else and I am doing so much better in my classes!
So far I am happy with the progress I have made but I know I have more work to do. I would like to come down to a healthy weight for my height/body and I know I can do it.
I don’t have a time limit set, but know I am on the right track.
Thoughts on blogging about weight loss? Inspirational or annoying?