Habits are tough to build!
The past couple of weeks I’ve been at the gym a lot and seeing the personal trainer a lot so I’ve actually noticed the difference when you put in the work. I’ve dropped a lot of body fat and inches all over my body. My thighs I’ve noticed are a lot smaller. I tried on a dress that I bought a month ago. It was really cute, but a couple inches too small around the hips. Now it fits perfectly!
The hardest part about building healthy habits for me has been the social part. I don’t know anyone that’s trying to get healthier so any time I spend with other people is family and friends trying to get me to eat unhealthy things that they’re eating. Yesterday was back to the old habits!
My trainer told me to keep every day at 1500 calories. If it’s consistent then your body won’t freak out and it will take off the weight on its own. I’ve been getting a lot more consistent.
My family is all average or thin people that eat terrible unhealthy food. For some reason their metabolisms are different than mine and they can get away with eating ice cream 3 times a week while I have to count every single calorie I put into my mouth to prevent myself from gaining weight. Yesterday, I ate the normal stuff I would have eaten before getting healthy like spinach and artichoke dip and bread. So much bread. It’s INCREDIBLY hard to eat healthy around your normal unhealthy instigators.
Part of what I’ve learned from my personal trainer is to keep going and try to make each day a little bit better. Some days she hits me with the tough love and asks what I was thinking and other days when I’m getting discouraged she reminds me that it’s hard to change 20+ years of habits overnight.
It never occurred to me that you could apply metrics to losing weight. That if you work out for x amount of time and eat y amount of calories you should lose z amount of inches or pounds. Every time I’ve tried to lose weight in the past I’ve always starved myself for a few days and then gotten discouraged. It’s great to have the feedback from a professional to let me know what won’t work and why. I’m excited to get back on track this week and keep at it.
Even though I ate a couple things that weren’t great. I lowered my portions a lot and tried to pick the best available option. Checking in online also helps, knowing that I can’t just give up and forget about it. There’s a record here that’s keeping more accountable even if no one’s really reading. It helps me to know that it’s out there.
Next check in– 1 month, October 17th