This month marks 1 yr that I set my mind to, not only body transformation, but a change in healthy eating. Yes, I have lost 35lbs, but most importantly I've gained self confidence, true self motivation and realized that "perception" is everything. Before I began my journey, my perception of "not eating very much" & the question of "why can I not lose weight", consisted of eating once a day & it was cheese & crackers or perhaps an actual meal. As I embarked on my journey, I educated myself on healthy eating & realized that my perception of "not eating very much or not eating that bad" was my biggest battle. Through educating myself on cleaner & healthier eating, I'm a true believer when I hear "abs are 80% in the kitchen & 20% in the gym!" When people tell me they cannot lose weight no matter how hard they try, the first thing I ask them about is their eating habits. Usually I hear, "I don't eat that bad, I don't get it!" Then...I ask them to tell me their average day of eating. As they start listing Raisin Bran cereal, sandwiches w/ white bread & processed meats, ceasar salad, protein bars & steak with baked potato, I check them real quick. Healthy Eating starts w/education, not perception. Their reply is usually, "I can't diet, I fail every time." Rewind....don't confuse healthy eating with dieting. They are very different concepts. We are not counting calories, we are making our choices count! Cut processed, bagged & boxed foods! Choose 100% whole wheats & grains, trade protein bars for hard boiled eggs, fresh veggies, fruits, (apple slices & peanut butter), trade Raisin Bran for Greek nonfat plain yogurt w/raw honey & vanilla extract if needed, chia & flax seeds, blueberries, coconut powder, trade potatoes for sweet potatoes, steak for chicken/turkey & Greek plain yogurt for sour cream. We have one body, treat it as a temple, be proud, be confident & LOVE the skin you're in. Find motivation within & push yourself, nobody else will. Often, we refuse to make
Ended up going out last night for the first time since my Mazatlan vacation in December. Drank a bit too much and was up till 4am, I didn't think I was capable of nights that like anymore. I stayed in bed this morning until 12pm but my guy made me pizza and coffee and after that I felt a bit better. I did week 5 full body, kinda of pathetically but I did it. Probably back to bed for me soon, I'll have to be productive from a horizontal position the rest of the day.