Okay people....it's six months after my last post. I am down 31 lbs on the scale. I have lost 36 lbs in body fat and gained 4 lbs of muscle. I am a happy girl. The biggest change is in my belly area. These are horrible pics. I literally fell out of bed and took them. LOL! No makeup, no hair, no shower. Pretty. :) Will post more pics in a month or two.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
After about a week of clean eating my body has gone thru a sort of detox. Lots of tummy grumblings and headaches. I feel better today, but had some intestinal issues this morning.
I've been reading my new Clean Eating magazine and gathering some new recipes. I need to venture out a bit in the kitchen. It gets boring eating plain old chicken breasts and rice. There's a world of spices and recipes out there. I eat oatmeal, protein powder, and berries almost every morning. I think something new is due, don't you?
I had a wonderful salad for lunch today. I used organic greens, added grilled chicken, feta cheese, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, and a few dried cranberries. Topped with a little raspberry walnut vinaigrette.
I'm getting back in the groove as far as eating goes. We'll work on exercise next week :)
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
That's all we can do. One day at a time. It's great to have goals, but to reach them we have to take one day at a time. Days add up to weeks, then months, then years. That's how habits are made. That's how physiques are changed.
I used to think I had to change everything all at once. I've since changed my mind. I think that I need to change one thing each week (or month)and focus on getting that one thing perfected. Too much change can mess with you! It can overwhelm. I'm a really good example of that.
We also have to be patient. Rome wasn't built in a day. The pounds will come off, but at a rate that is sometimes frustrating. Two lbs per week. When a person is 100 lbs overweight that seems mind blowing...BUT...1.5 to 2 lbs per week translates to 75-100 lbs in ONE year. That sounds fabulous doesn't it?
I joined Beachbody's contest, and I'm going to also do the eatcleandiet.com challenge. A girl from DEWEY of all places won this year's challenge. Dewey is about an hour from where I live! A local girl...pretty cool. My turn.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
A new year, a new beginning. I'm so glad the slate is wiped clean. I can put all the crappy things I did/ate away for good! Time to move on...nothing is impossible.
I realized a few things today. DUH...LOL! I have mentioned my addiction to purchasing workout/nutrition/diet ebooks, books, and DVD's. At first I bought them to educate myself, but in the end it did nothing but freeze me into inaction. Information overload. I have too many choices, this makes me indecisive. I threw away almost all of my ebooks and dumped them off my computer. I gave all my diet books away except for my Tosca Reno Clean Eating books. I gave away probably 20 DVD's and I probably have another 30 in my drawer. I feel so much lighter already! LOL!
I read an article by John Berardi. It was about what type of workouts should you do to lose fat. He says...the important thing is to just move your body. You should do cardio and weight training. Work your way up to 5 hours total combined cardio and weights. Could it be that simple? I've spent hundreds of dollars trying to find the ONE perfect program, and in the end all I have to do is move my body. What a revelation!
So that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to actually USE the equipment I have and play the DVD's. I laid out a six month plan in my last post. I'm going to actually DO IT! Novel idea! LOL!
So...if you want to, follow along, join me. I'd love the company.