(Closed) The beginning of my journey…

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Great job on the 35 lbs already! Finding motivation is the hardest part! But I always have to think about how I feel after a workout, which is great! “A good mood is only a workout away. 🙂 You can do it!

I also need to work on the eating healthy part. I work out a lot but I have absolutely no will power with food! Less than three months until my wedding though so I better find some! Good luck!

Post # 4
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Put some sort of reward system in place for good behavior. I use gold stars on my calendar for every day I’ve eaten well and done something active. and seeing each week fill up with stars totally spurs me on to keep up the good work. Seeing less stars than I’d like makes me strive to do better the next week.

If you have any friends who are also trying to lose weight, put together your own mini support group. Share healthy recipes or do fun, active things together…this stuff is always easier with a friend at your side to encourage you when you feel like giving up.

Don’t try and completely eradicate your comfort foods right away. Allow yourself the occasional indulgence so that you’re not denying yourself too much. You’ll be less likely to slip if you let yourself have a small treat on the weekend instead of spending all your time feeling like you’re missing out on the “good” things.

Best of luck to you!

Post # 5
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it’s great that you’re taking this journey, but don’t cut out snacking. Just replace unhealthy snacking with healthier options. It keeps your metabolism high throughout the day. I also recommend measuring out portions in the beginning. Portion sizes are often smaller than you think. MyFitnessPal is a great tool for tracking what you eat. 

Post # 7
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Remember to take it one day at a time! We all kick ourselves when we do poorly on one day..but just remember the whole count starts over tomorrow, and you can always do better.

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