You never fail if you never give up. Repeat that to yourself, write it down, and don’t. give. up.
I totally hear you…I have been on a weight loss journey for about 4 months now and it is hard! I’ve had weeks where I’ve lost 3lbs and weeks where I eat Kraft Dinner, cinnamon rolls, junk, junk, junk and feel like a failure. But…I never give up. Put those bad meals and bad days behind you and keep reaching for your goals. It helps to have specific, small goals. Write them down, then write down potential obstacles and how you plan to overcome them. Here is an example of mine:
Goal: Weight train 3x this week.
Potential obstacles: Too tired to work out from the baby being up all night, too tired to be motivated.
Plan: Do CoreFusion Body Sculpt in the ten-minute segments. You CAN do 3 10-minute workouts while the baby naps. Look at your “before” picture to motivate you to workout. Remember you are so close to fitting into your pre-partum jeans!!
Etc, etc. Writing it down REALLY helps me because I am a total lists and checkmarks person. Other people find it helpful to reward themselves every time they lose 5lbs, like with a new workout top, new scarf, whatever. Prolly not such a good idea to reward yourself with food unless it something healthy, like a pricy, organic, tasty treat.
Yeah, food can be $$. Frozen fruits and veggies are your best friend. I second the frozen spinach in a smoothie. I do 1 cup mixed frozen berries, 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 2 cups frozen spinach, 1 tsp coconut oil, and 8 oz V8 Diet Splash juice (10 calories, 3 carbs) and blend it up well. Delish, and you seriously cannot taste the spinach. So nutritious and packed with vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. I also like to take like 2 heaping cups of frozen veggies (peas, squash, carrots, broccoli, asparagus, etc) and saute them for just a few minutes with a little olive oil and garlic powder, onion power, pepper or whatever seasoning you love. Cover and cook until just heated through on med-high heat, but not soft. You want to eat them as close to raw as possible. Super filling, healthy and the seasoning makes it sooo good. Plus frozen veggies are way cheaper.
You can do this!!