Check in time! How have I been doing on my weight loss journey? TBH, I have no clue ya'll lol! I mean I know what the scale says. And it tis different, but I don't know what my beginning inches were and all that. So.... That being said I am going to take my measurements down and keep track of my weight to see more concentrated results.
I got hit during my bible time with 1 Timothy 4:8 this year.
"Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come."
Meaning that no matter what I do to workout means nothing if my spirit isn't right.
I can say that I am consistently working out now. Being the most active I've ever been in 5 years. I do have more goals for myself as as far as getting in the gym more often, but the important this is I AM GOING at least twice a week if not more. Sometimes this includes me busting out some moves at home. AND I AM SEEING A DIFFERENCE. In my body. In my mind. I feel better. People are starting to notice the difference. It is uplifting to me when someone sees that time you really didn't want to go to the gym, but you actually went so they compliment you.
It makes me want to shed a thug tear. I used to NEVER take full body pics unless they were well crafted. If you read my last post on Fitness, I'm not new to this. I'm taking the time to get to know my spirit, ignoring my flesh, and protecting my soul. What it responds to and what it won't acknowledge.
I just bought a new scale that came with a measuring tape so I'll be able to keep track now.
The gym is bae. The day melts away and allows me to discover there are less limitations to my body than I think and it is all strictly in the mind. So I push harder and attempt to go further. If you have ever experienced a workout with me. There are lots of jokes. Probably many that include dying and leaving my lungs someplace other than my body. (tehee) I am also the same person who believes in pushing through and finishing instead of giving up.
So my guide is really simple:
80% diet... Is true. You are what you eat and how you choose to eat it. Becoming a vegetarian or a vegan won't instantly make you skinny. Starving yourself won't cut the pounds. It's a lifestyle change. Being conscious about what you are exactly putting in your body and how it helps/hinders you from reaching your goals. Some days I meal plan and other days I eat ice cream.
20% exercise... Of course being active is better than inactivity, but let's be honest. I am not burning all the calories I eat. I'm more than likely burning at least 80% of the calories I eat. Hahaha, get it? But for real though, I burn at least half if not more. Some days I'm in the gym for hours and others only for a quick 30 minutes.
Everything else... Then there's everything else. Not letting others influence me, but instead me influencing myself. That means working out for my spiritual, mental, and physical growth not for someone else's ideal. I'm not looking for the quick gratification, but a long term lifestyle change. Right now I care less about the scale and more about my pants fitting better and FEELING better. There was a time I was doing it the wrong way. Starving myself to see the quick results. I lost 20 pounds in a week. On the surface I looked okay, but to me I could see the poor choices that weren't sustainable. I was starting to look like the skeleton I was in front of.
All of the tips/guides in the world won't change you until you decide to change something. What's the point of having all the answers when you're still stuck on the couch? That's what I say to myself at least. I work hard at staying active and making mindful food choices.
The results are beginning to show. I'm looking and feeling healthier. I'm inches and pounds down from where I started and it feels amazing. This is only the beginning.
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