Day 2 Of Back To Eating Healthy

Day 2 went well…….most of the day.

It’s hard. I feel like I’m back at square one. I’m having to retrain my brain to think how I used to when it was easier to eat healthy all day long.

I had a healthy breakfast, a healthy lunch, a healthy afternoon snack, and then BOOM, my self control went out the window and I went to Panda Express for dinner.

I’m not sure why it’s harder to control myself for dinner, but it is. I tried to have willpower, but I got lazy.

I’m not going to beat myself up too badly over it. I’m just going to try and get better and stronger mentally everyday.

One positive thing I did have going for me is that The Biggest Loser came on tonight, so it was nice to feel that fire of motivation. If only The Biggest Loser was on TV BEFORE I went to Panda Express! Either way, it definitely is a motivating show to watch. I remember it was on TV when I first started my journey, so I think it really does help push you and encourage you to eat healthier and exercise. I’m even feeling motivated to go walk right now.

I’m getting back into that mindset (slowly but surely) of feeling guilty for the bad foods I’ve eaten and needing to exercise to work that food off.

Alright, so I paused the episode of The Biggest Loser to write this post because I just felt inspired to write my thoughts down on exactly what I’m feeling in this moment.

I’m going to go walk on the treadmill, even for just 15 minutes, but I’m going to go. Right now! See what I mean about this blogging holding me accountable?!

Alright, I hope for a better update tomorrow!

Now I’m off to go exercise!

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Where Have I Been?

I’m sorry. It’s been a VERY long time since my last blog. I feel like there is much to talk about, but not enough time (or energy) to do so. But, there are a few things I’d like to share with you, so here I go!

First, I AM still eating healthy. Well, 5 or 6 days out of the week. Some of my new favorite healthy foods are Greek yogurt mixed with either honey or chocolate PB2 with raspberries…

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…boiled green beans with red potatoes, stuffed bell peppers, unique hummus flavors such as red lentil hummus or edamame hummus, and canned tomato juice. I’m still having a lot of fun trying lots of new healthy recipes!

As far as exercise, I started a women’s cardio kickboxing class a few weeks ago. I’d love to go into detail about the class, but I’ve got a lot to fit into this one post, so I won’t. I will say though, I’m definitely loving the class! It’s hard work! I drank 3 bottles of water my first class and was completely drenched in sweat that first night. We did a lot of pushups, jumping jacks, burpees, crunches, sit ups, wall jumps, and lots of punching and kicking into bags. Unfortunately because of my schedule, I didn’t get to go to class last week. I’ve got 2 more weeks left of class that I’ve paid for so hopefully I get to go to all the classes this week. (It’s a Tuesday/Thursday night class.)

Other than the kickboxing, my only other exercise is a weekly run. My newest accomplishments are that I ran at a 4 mile per hour pace (which is slow to most but it’s a nice jog for me) for 20 minutes straight the other day without stopping. I don’t know how I did it, but I did! Also, I beat my fastest time for running one mile last week. I ran one mile in 13 minutes and 20 seconds. I beat my time by over a minute, so I was pretty proud of that.

As far as my weight loss, I’m slowly going down and it’s taking longer because I’m just not as strict as I have been in the past. I’ve lost 84.4 pounds, and my lowest weight was 287.6.

My BFF, Megan, just sent me a picture she put together using a before and after shot of myself. It’s so crazy how much different I look that I wanted to share it with you! Thanks again Megan for sending me that!

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Some other great news I have is that I recently started back to school! I have been out of school for a little over 3 years. Even then, the last school I was in was for culinary, so it wasn’t really a normal class with tests and studying and homework. I’m going to have to put a lot of effort into this class (human anatomy and physiology) so that I can then enroll into the radiology technician program. As you’ve probably read from previous posts, I’m sick of my job and my life needs direction and I want a CAREER not just a job. I’m finally focused enough to put that goal into action, so that’s exactly what I’m doing, and taking this class is the first step!

Even though I have a lot going on right now, I’m going to make an effort to get back into posting pretty regularly. I miss it! I mean, who doesn’t love talking about themselves? 🙂 Haha

And last but not least, it’s national dog day, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite pictures of my dog, Pudgy.

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🙂