Welcome back to my blog! Today I want to share an update on my weight loss journey and how I’ve lost an additional 7 pounds.
As you know, I’ve been on this journey for almost a year now and in total have lost 45 pounds (that’s 7 more pounds since the last update I did!!), HARD WORK PAYS OFF!!! I know weight loss and health is really sensitive to a lot of people, which is why I feel so compelled to share.
Here is a little back story for everyone who is new, I started out at 174 pounds, for someone of my build (5ft) I literally was 70 pounds overweight. I was having HORRIBLE health issues, bad gut/digestive health, was always really fatigued, and overall wasn’t active at all. At the time, I didn’t really understand what I was missing out on, until I took control of my health.
Fast forward, I have had a complete and total lifestyle change. I think what makes weight loss so difficult for most people is that they look at weight loss as a “diet,” when you should see it as a lifestyle shift. If you put yourself in the mindset that you have to limit things from your diet or you have to cut foods out, you’re never going to feel fulfilled. The second you start looking at food as fuel, and not as your enemy, your life will be changed. Think of food as something that’s doing a service to you, and really ask yourself, how can this meal serve me? How will this meal make me feel?
I’m going to be super honest with you, the last 20 pounds are the most difficult to lose, for a while I hit a really tough plateau that left me feeling discouraged and unmotivated. Until recently, I had a new mindset shift, I started a new program, and have been really asking myself, what do I need to feel good, and what foods will fuel me and give me the highest energy levels. This new program has not only provided me with INSANE knowledge about food, but it has also provided me with a whole new mindset. I truly believe I hit a plateau because I allowed myself to get there! Ever since I’ve viewed food as fuel I’ve seen the final 20 literally FALL off.
So, with that being said, If you’re someone who feels like they have tried it all and nothing is working, I’ve been there. If you’re telling yourself “I’ll start tomorrow,” I’ve been there too. My biggest piece of advice is, don’t let yourself get in your own way. Go out, be active, eat clean, and really ask yourself, how can I fuel my body to meet my goals.
I’ve lost a total of 7 pounds since I’ve changed my thinking, adopted this new program & new eating habits, and have hired an AMAZING personal trainer (Alexis at Thrivefit Wellness) she’s the best in the biz, and I HIGHLY recommend her.
As always, I’m always here if you have any questions!
Until next time,