I wrote in my last blog post that I want to hold myself accountable for my recent weight gain and write about my weekly goals and achievements so here it is; The beginning. The introduction. No turning back now because it’s out there. I’VE GOT THIS! I learned to love my body at whatever size I was and I do still carry that with me, but if you gain weight from eating foods that don’t fuel your body correctly and you don’t take care of yourself, it affects your moods. That then affects how you see yourself and it just spirals from there. I’m just ready to be on the other side of all this. The hardest part is starting. The first week is the absolute worst because you’re breaking those bad habits which can be such a struggle. It’s even harder when you’re addicted to something (Which I am; Caffeine drinks, potato chips, sugary desserts). It get’s easier though.
So, how much weight do I actually want to lose?
I would like to lose 20lbs. That would make me very happy.
What changes am I willing to make in order to reach my goal?
I need to educate myself more on nutrition. Last time I lost a bunch of weight I kept my meals very small but often and included a lot of protein. I need to increase the amount of water I’m drinking and back off on processed, sugary foods/drinks. I’ve never really been a fan of meal prepping because I like to cook my food fresh but it’s something I’m certainly willing to consider, especially for days where I’m out of the house a lot. That would just help me avoid buying unhealthy food from gas stations or treating myself to a high-carb lunch. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be treating myself but not as often. I don’t think I need to make any dramatic changes, just limit myself and eat things in moderation. That mixed with lots of exercise should be good.
I do a lot of exercise so I’m not worried about that part.
What do I want to look like?
It’s good to have a visual goal, so I’m going to print this photo out. I was confident at this size. Maybe I’d like to be a little more lean, but liked being this size and it’s good to go off.
My before photo
Eyes on the prize
I like to have something else to work towards just to keep me more motivated. Seeing as we are working our way towards the end of Summer, I think the perfect reward would be a new Autumn (Fall) wardrobe. It’s my favourite season and anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE having an excuse to wear a hoodie. So if I reach my goal, I’m going to treat myself to a bunch of new clothes. Awesome!
Alright, so there we have it. This was a very short post. Straight to the point. I can’t wait to start feeling good about myself again.
I’ll be checking in every Tuesday.
Thank you for reading xoxo