I stood on the scale today. My body said it’s time. My mind said stop avoiding it. I was nervous, but I couldn’t avoid it anymore. I physically fill like ?.. I’m at my heaviest weight in six years. 2016 got me!
I never felt like I had a good grasp on 2016. I was always on the go. Event, after event after event. The feeling of uncertainty and constant change. I was stressed. I got out of my routine. My weight is now in the 200lbs. I started off 2016, not in the best shaped but better than 2017. I weighed 184lb in January 2016. It was all uphill from there. The good news is I’ve been here before.
In 2013 I changed my eating habits. I ate mostly baked chicken and broccoli for lunch and dinner. For breakfast, I ate eggs and turkey bacon. I snacked on Greek yogurt and cheese. At my lowest weight, I reached 172lbs in early 2014. I worked out everyday and ran. At my peek I could run seven miles without a break. I trained using a version of the 5×5 workout plan. I felt great. I felt confident and was ready to #Changetheworld in 2014.
In 2016 I learned that I’m lactose intolerant. I also learned that my body doesn’t process almonds well either. Add that to the list of foods I need to avoid but love like chocolate. My list of foods and snacks that I enjoy are limited.
Like I said, I’ve been here before. I know what to do. Going into 2017 we’re planning more events. But I’m ready. To accomplish my goals, I need to be fit, healthy and confident. I’m not making a resolution; I’m making a lifestyle change. That’s a promise.
Step 1: Just do it. Start working out.
Step 2: Set a bedtime. Get a minimum of 7hrs sleep a day
Step 3: Do an extreme challenge for quick results for motivation ( 4 days of liquids only starting Tuesday)
Step 4: Start back doing my 8min yoga/stretching in the morning
Step 5: Count my calories using lose it app.
Step 6: Eat healthily
Step 7: Repeat
I worked out today.