I've started working out again.
How many times have you heard me say that already? Three, four, five? I'm almost annoyed at myself for you.
I've realized a lot about myself in these last few months when it comes to food and being healthy.
I have an unhealthy relationship with food. I eat anything and everything I want. There's no moderation with me. This hit me (like a ton of bricks) when my plate was piled high with snacks from work and my friend had just a few small pieces on hers. I realized that I can still taste things but I don't need to stuff my face. So I'm working on it, but for right now, that means staying away from sweets altogether.
|This is not even half of what was on my plate that day.|
I have a sweet tooth. I'm learning that if I don't eat any I won't want more. So I've been staying completely away from sugar.
Screw it I messed up already. I'm one of those people that messes up and then eats whatever I want for the rest of the day like it's a free pass.
So what's different this time?
I'm not pushing myself to lose two pounds a week. I'm kind of taking it leisurely: counting calories and working out. And? I've lost two pounds already this week. I think not having so much pressure is actually better for me.
I'm working out every day. I don't think I can take a day off because then I'll feel bad and eat whatever crap I want. Some days my workouts are more intense than others, but at least I'm moving every day.
Something is better than nothing. Even if I'm pressed for time I still need to work out. I did half my workout Thursday morning rather than the full thing because I was up late the night before so I needed to make up some of that sleep. But, I figured working out a little bit is better than not at all.
I'm counting calories. I always start out counting calories but then a lot of the time I give up at dinner because it's more complex (more ingredients) and it's a pain to figure out how many
If I screw up, get back to it. I'm one of those people who thinks, "I've already messed up today, I might as well start over tomorrow." Eating whatever I want the rest of the day makes me feel worse. I'm trying really hard to get over that thinking. Until I do, I just haven't been letting myself screw up :) Weekends will be the real test for me.
It's not about being skinny but being fit. In all honesty, I'm ok with the amount of space I take up, I just want that space to be fit and toned. Although it would be nice to see the number on the scale drop, I'm more concerned with how I look and feel. If I look amazing after losing 7 more pounds, I'd stop there. But, right now, I look more like Marilyn Monroe
I'm using this picture as inspiration. My legs may not look exactly like this by summer but I'm hoping they're the toned version of the ones I have now :)
So far, my eating habits have been the hardest for me, but I'm proud to admit that I've been passing up everyone's candy dishes at work, and making healthier choices at meals. My next goal is to get back into running. I was just starting to enjoy it when I got pregnant.
Have you had much success getting toned legs? Any tips for me?