Happy Fitness Friday! Last month I was talking ALL about accountability, especially when it comes to your fitness routine and diet. One of the biggest things that helped me get to some significant LB loss was changing the way I ate – and not by doing a fad diet, or being super super strict, but being healthy and aware. Before this, I thought that getting back into a rigorous workout routine would cure my weight gain, but it didn’t. So, I gave in and cut back on carbs, made better choices, portioned my meals better and said no to some things I would’ve said yes too. But I still ate cheetos and had a few sweets now and then, but I said bye to pizza, bagels, rice, and french fries.
Fast-forward to today. I am not as strict… but I am still very aware – so aware in fact, I noticed that my new ‘strict’ was becoming less and less sometimes and I quickly had to adjust myself. Yes, a few weeks ago I felt like I was falling off the rails and I wasn’t happy about it, especially since my workout routine has maintained (finally!) … it’s the damn food. I was feeling bummed about it, but also made a decision right then and there to do something about it and jump back on the wagon, continue to have balance but switching out and making healthy alternates and better portions.
My point in all of this is, as I’ve said many times before it’s all part of the journey, falling a bit to become stronger. My goals have changed a bit from last year, but that doesn’t mean I can throw all the progress away. Follow your heart always, but in these instances you must follow your head and go to the gym!