For most people losing weight is usually caused by a health scare, an upcoming event/trip or season. Mines was an upcoming trip with my BFF to Mexico, but why don't we want to eat better and workout just because? Our body is a temple and we should take care of it, right? This was the mindset I had to get into and that’s when my journey began. I started taking out words that created limitations on how long I would “eat right” or what dates I would be in the gym. I stopped using the word “diet” and replaced it with “lifestyle” change. Stopped doing the “crash diets”, no pills to take to “lose weight”. I told myself I wanted to be my own “Body Goals” hence the name of the blog :)
“ The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change”
When people ask me what was the first step in my transition I always start my story with “I had to get my mind right”. Committing to yourself is the first step. When it comes to your physical well being it is up to you to be in charge. Keeping a “Journey Journal” is a MAJOR KEY. As you go through this journey you will need to keep track of how your body reacts to certain foods. Some foods may make you bloat while others make you run to the bathroom. Writing these things down will help you adjust your meal plans to fit your body. Write down your goals, if you have a target weight jot it down, if you have a target Body Mass Index you want to achieve put it there too. During this process also make SMART goals. What are those?
I want to burn 2500 calories in one week. I will obtain this goal by burning 500 calories per workout 5 days this week.
S- Burn 2500 calories
M-Use my fitbit to count the calories I’ve burned each workout
A- I usually am at about 2000 per week so I wanted to add another day of workouts
R- This will help me lose my desired amount of weight on my journey
T- I want to achieve this goal in one week
Take some time out of your day, take your journal out and write down your goals. Anyone can follow a diet book, but once the diet is finished do you have the knowledge and plan to maintain the weight you lost? Do you even know if you lost the weight the proper way? Stay tuned for my next post on weight loss and proper nutrition! Please like, share, comment, follow this blog!!!