Growing up, I was pretty athletic and I guess I had a good metabolism because I never had to worry about my weight. I never gained the Freshman 15, but I did add a few pounds during college. But I was never really concerned because I still looked and felt pretty good.
I’ve always felt so sad for women that stay away from sweets to watch their waistline. And I especially hated when they talked about how many calories something had in it and that there was no way they would indulge in something so fattening and. My theory was always eat what you want in moderation and exercise. Why is it so hard for people to do that?
Well, recently I figured out that it is hard to stick to that theory. My boyfriend and I got into the habit of eating out a lot which included a lot of unhealthy fast food. And I was neglecting running and working out. For the first time ever I started to gain some serious weight. Like where did it come from?
It made me so sad. I’ve never had to lose weight and I didn’t know where to start. I knew that I needed to eat better and workout, but would that be enough?
After seeing it all over my Facebook, I decided to give 21 Day Fix a try. It’s a plan that focuses on your nutrition and working out. I’ve seen results from real people I know, so I knew it had to work.
I’m currently on Day 16 and I’m happy to say that I’ve already seen results. Even though I knew it would work, I wasn’t sure how soon. I was surprised to see a difference in the first week!
It hasn’t been easy though. The workouts have been tough, but at 30 minutes, they’re very doable. The hard part has been eating. I really like the portion control and the meal suggestions. It really helps me to stay on track, but it’s been difficult when I’m around friends.
I love grabbing coffee and going out to eat with friends, but it’s hard sticking to my “diet”. I hate calling it a “diet” because that sounds temporary and I want my new healthier choices to stick. I’m a little embarrassed at my weight loss journey so I don’t want to tell people I can’t go out to eat because it will mess up my diet. I don’t want to be that girl.
When I’ve gone out to eat I’ve tried to order the healthier options, but it’s tough knowing what really goes into my food. I think it’s been ok, but I feel guilty not sticking to my “diet”.
I hope that I can continue eating better and exercising more. I would like to get back down to my ideal weight, but really I just want to feel good about myself and I think I’m on the right track.
Are you on a weight loss journey? Let me know what your tips and tricks are.
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