Okay, friends and family. It’s time to get serious and be real with you guys.
I am human, too. I make mistakes. I do things wrong, I get confused. I run in circles until I topple over and then get back up just to run in more circles. Well. . . I am putting this to a stop.
I have gone from diet to diet to intuitive eating, to binge eating, to here. I have obsessed of food quality, food quantity, macronutrients, food timing, everything under the sun. I lost sight of what it means to live a healthful life. I lost my sense of balance in life and everything is one big blur from the time of my half marathon until now. Something needs to change. Something needs to give. Like. . . NOW.
So, with the seriousness out of the way, lets get to it. Of my May Goals, I don’t think I fulfilled any of them. I am the same weight as I was before (don’t care). I read 15 pages of Mere Christianity. Not a single thing did I bake. I read 2 books out of the New Testament. I don’t know if I have been showing more love or not. I feel. . . Good.
What do I mean by that? I mean that I feel like I can do this. I have admitted my faults, and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. What happened to the little girl who conquered the world one quest at a time? She got lost in the crazy jungle called this world. She misplaced her motivation. But I think I found it again. I let the world take over and skew all of my views. But it is time to narrow my sights on what is good.
Back to basics:
1) Calorie deficit. I need to lose about 10 pounds. . . To lose weight, one needs to be in a calorie deficit. Simple as that.
Tip: Eat a LOT of voluminous foods, such as fruit, veggies; things low in calorie, but dense in fibre and water.
2) Cardio. 5 days per week. No more than 6 miles, and a lot of HIIT.
Tip: Switch it up every day or every few days to keep boredom at bay. (elliptical, running, HIIT, biking, pool running, etc.)
3) Lift weights. Pick heavy things up and put them down..
Tip: Supplement your workout regimen with yoga to keep the joints, muscles, and mind healthy.
4) Sleep. 8 hours per night. Just do it and don’t make excuses, it really does matter.
Tip: Become a morning person by going to bed at 9 and waking up at 5 to get more done in the morning! You will feel accomplished, I promise!
5) Water. Loads and loads of water.
Tip: Put water flavor in it to keep it yummy, and easy to chug throughout the day.
Yep. That’s really all I have got. I am sick of trying complicated diets to lose weight and concentrating so hard on food that I become obsessed with it. Time to go back to basics and enjoy life.
Have a wonderful day!