Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If I Eat Healthy My Kids Should Too

With cleaning up my diet...AGAIN, I have starting thinking about my daughters. I have always thought and have been told to let my kids live a little and eat food I can no longer eat. I agree with that to a certain point but in the long run I want my kids to understand and follow a healthy lifestyle like me.

A big struggle for me is saying no to the kids snacks and fast food I let them have. When I find that I am binge eating or having major caving its from the kids food in front of me. Not to mention how much of a fight it is to get the kids to eat baked foods and vegetables. It's no one's fault but my own. They are not old enough to buy their own food, cook, or even make selections so why would I get upset when they don't want green beans instead of fries.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Struggle to Get Back on Track After You Fall Off

That's what I'm dealing with right now. I went so long without having a slip up and now that I am trying to get back to where I was it is a daily struggle. I have always been told it takes 21 days to form a habit and I am starting to believe them. I think there is a few factors that plays a part in my struggle but at the end of the day I am the only one that can make the right decisions for me. So what is my problem.

To be honest it is just easier to reach for that tasty piece of food I crave so much or binge on snacks. It's easier to not think about getting enough water or drink of any sort in. It is just easier to sit on the couch all day and relax than to push yourself while working out. But why do I do it when it's not what I want. I want to be in a position where I'm not tempted by foods and can say no. I want to be able to get up at anytime and get in a great workout without hating it. Soooo what the hell am I complaining about.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I'mmmmmm Baaaaaaack

These past few months have been an up and down roller coaster for me health and fitness wise. It started mainly when I hit my plateau, which I am still currently in. I have not been able to get under 273 and boy has that driven me crazy, but here's what I have been up to...

~ I did not complete the Whole30 challenge. I think that is part of what created my plateau in the first place. I strayed away from what was working for me food wise. I was pretty balanced with my food choices and although Whole30 isn't a bad choice it just shifted things for me. I think it may have threw me off of my balanced plan.

Monday, January 26, 2015

I Took the Weekend Off and It Didn't End Well

I have been at a weight loss plateau for little over 2 weeks and I could not figure out what I could do to get through it. I spoke to every fitness person I could to see what I can change and that is what I did. In my last post about weight loss slowing I talked about things I would be doing and after doing that it pretty much messed me up. Someone also told me it might be a good thing to not workout for a couple days to give my body a rest.

So on Friday I started to up my calories and didn't really pay attention to the calorie amount. That might have been my first no no]. I didn't go crazy and eat bad foods but it did lead to a binge day. Friday and Saturday was ok. I actually started to get a little sick by eating high calorie foods like pizza. Now did I have to eat pizza??? No! I chose to eat pizza because if I was going to up my calories why not treat myself with higher calorie foods. After Saturday I couldn't take it anymore and started to eat clean again on Sunday. It didn't last long though.

Monday, January 19, 2015

What Happens When The Weightloss Slows Down

I was beyond excited when I hit 40 pounds down. Up until this day I have had a steady loss of a few pounds a week minus the moments in October and December when I fell off a little and gained some weight. Although they say it is not healthy to weight yourself often, I do. I find weighing myself helps me stay on track and push myself to see those numbers go down. Lets be real... my numbers have to go down by a lot at this point. I am still high in the 200s so seeing the numbers go down is very important.

So for months I have been seeing at least 2 pounds down a week but ever since I hit the 40 pound mark I am stalling out. I have not lost one pound since then. I am still eating clean and working out 6 days a week so what gives???? It is frustrating to see me hit a plateau and I want no parts of it. I spent the weekend reevaluating my food intake and workout regimen and I am implementing some changes.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Finding Time to Workout

What do you do when you are a busy body and need to fit workouts into your schedule? I was in that boat and I am still in that boat, but I have been able to figure out a plan to fit in the workouts I need. I am still currently doing the P90 series, however, like I stated in a previous post I do not feel it is enough for me. With this workout you will definitely get your sweat on, but the length of the workouts are what is lacking.

I was at a point when I was going to do them back to back, but I changed my mind. I want to follow the program to see how things go without altering it. What I am doing instead I feel with give me the rest of the calorie burn I need. One