So a little bit about my healthy lifestyle journey thus far:
Since my previous post I had slipped, but not much. When I did a personal weigh in about a month ago, the scale read 242.5 pounds. I was upset with myself. That was the heaviest I have ever been in my life. So I decided to make changes and commit to them. I thought about how I was able to lose 21 pounds back in 2016, and had the attitude that, if I was able to do it then, I can definitely do it now!
So I began to start picking up the following habits again:
1. Tracking my food, water, and caffeine intake on an app on my phone.
2. Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day (e.g., cardio and toning workouts)
So a week after I began making these changes, I went down 3.5 pounds. How exciting! Not thinking previously, I decided to take measurements of my arm, leg, braline, etc., and use them as a baseline. Another week passes and I am down another 2 pounds, making it 5.5 pounds total. Excellent! I am on the right track. The next two weeks were difficult as it was that time of the month and just a stressful week, but I did not gain or lose weight either of those weeks. I will take that as a small success. Another small but great success, I had lost 2.5 inches around my braline! My baseline measurement was 40.5 inches. Last week, when I measured my braline (after noticing it was smaller) it was 38 inches! This week as I was putting on workout clothes after work, I noticed that my booty had more "pop" and a lift. I had been working on my legs and glutes about every other day, and I was seeing results!
This is just the beginning. I am excited to see where I will go on this journey. As always, I will keep you posted!
Try to keep a food journal of what you eat and drink each day. It helps you become more accountable of what you put in your body as well as help you work toward eating balanced meals and attain your health and wellness goals!
There are different ways to keep a food diary. You can use a notebook or journal book, or you can use your phone to record what you eat and drink. There are several apps that you can use to record and log in your meals. (I personally use Samsung Health.)
So happy logging!