Over the past few years, it has been a quest of mine to become more active and be better at choosing healthier eating habits. It has indeed been a struggle for me since I didn’t mentally prepare myself for this journey, leading me to stress out unnecessarily. In the past, I would have worked out and eaten healthy for an entire week, losing between 5lbs-7lbs during that particular week. Despite dropping a good amount of pounds for a week, when I took pictures, the results would not show, leading me to feel like I looked just the same from when I started. By the start of the second week my workout sessions moved from five days a week to one and the eating, well just went back to my old eating habits. Each year I keep telling myself, you need to lose weight, you need to lose weight, this year I decided that by the end of 2019, once the LORD grants me life, I WILL reach my goal weight for this year. I have approximately five months to reach this goal and I WILL.
Since restarting this journey, I have made it to almost three weeks with working out daily and eating healthy. Decided to take monthly pictures instead of every day or weekly. Something, I started doing was a simple fitness journal, to help keep track of my workouts and to keep me motivated.
My Simple Workout Journal
So, for this journal, I used a regular notebook and designed it with a couple of stickers which I brought from a local company here in my country. In this journal, which I do weekly, consist of some affirmations that I will read each day for a particular week, my workout schedule, my current weight and the goal that I set for a particular week. This has been working a lot for me, glad I started it.
I not on any specific diet plan, however, I eat in moderation, cut back on unhealthy snacks and juices, I drink juice most times once a week or twice, which is usually a half cup, other than that I just drink water. A big change in my eating is late-night binge eating. To help with that I will eat dinner at a relatively okay time, to not feel hungry at later hours. However, if I do feel hungry I just drink some water or eat a serving of nuts and then I’m good.
The following is just a sample of what I eat in a day:
Upon waking, I drink a bottle of water, about an hour later the hunger will start to kick in so I’ll serve myself a bowl of fruit.
My breakfast ninety percent of the time consists of a mixture of yogurt and granola.
For lunch, usually I have a simple salad or if I’m out, I try my best to choose a healthier option.
Dinner usually consists of a meal from breakfast or lunch.
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