In the midst of all my chaos I suffered a 15lb gain in the span of 3 months. Bringing me to 231lbs. That means I gained 5lbs every single month. I can't make any excuses for my behavior during this Summer but I can hold myself accountable for my actions. I am back now and ready to improve my health. I am ready to start anew.
12 Ways To Take Back My Weightloss Journey
1.) Dieters Tea - since my food intake has not been the healthiest these past months, I think it is safe to say my body needs a through colon cleanse. I need to flush my body of these toxins ASAP!
2.) Protein Shakes - I am going to start up with my GNC protein shake supplements as a way to boost my metabolism.
3.) Drink Alcoholic Beverages Every Other Week-this Summer I found myself drinking twice a week entertaining friends and family. Liquor packs on the pounds and increases salt intake. Those pretty cocktails are the devil and so hard to avoid in the 21 & over lifestyle.
4.) Grilled Not Fried - This will be my rule for all meats! There's no if and's or buts about it.
5.) Two Snacks A Day - 1 healthy like carrots & dip or sliced strawberries with whip and 1 tasty like cookies or popped chips.
6.) Work Out 4x's a week - Now I know it will take a while to build up my endurance for this but I plan on starting with a 2x's a week minimum for my workouts as my body readjusts to moving again
7.) 8 Glasses of H20 or more - I plan on drinking a cup before I eat a meal and directly after meals
8.) 5-6 Servings of Fruits or Veggies - This has to happen; point, blank, period!
9.) Blogging My Weekly Weigh In's - Blogging really kept me motivated and on track. You all play a huge role in my weight loss success and are more inspirational than you think, thank you.
10.) Meetings, Meetings, Meetings - I like the idea of a weekly recap with a group of women who are doing the same thing as me. Striving for the same goal: being HEALTHY!
11.) If I Bite It, I Must Write It - Let the church say Amen to that! Accountability is everything on a challenge like this. The only way I can be honest with myself and realistic about my results is by doing this
12.) Being Patient - It's so hard to become frustrated and want to seek immediate results which is one of the reasons why it was so easy for me to go astray but I must work on this. Success takes time to grow.
And from this day I solemnly swear to:
I now ask for you all to please bear with me as I reclaim my motivation and persistence on this roller coaster journey. We fall down but we definitely get right back up!
Cheers to new beginnings!