Holy Crap! This is working!

I have been working on losing weight for almost 6 weeks now. I have been walking 10,000+ steps a day and watching what I have been eating, cutting most carbs and incorporating more veggies in my diet. I have also (mostly) cut out night snaking which is my biggest vice.

This week, I stepped up my game. I was invited to be in my first 2 Fitbit challenges. I didn’t realize how much more movement I needed. Since Monday, my lowest step count was 13,338. Otherwise I have been doing upwards of 15,000 steps. I am darn tired but I feel great!! I am down 6.5 lbs and don’t plan on letting up any time soon!

I have been taking my sweet Homer dog for walks after the kids go to bed and he seems more lively and happy as well.

This is me post 1-hour workout today. I went from walking to doing Jillian MIchaels 30 Day Shred. Let me just say that kicked my butt!! I was swearing the whole time and was hoping that I would die in the process. Now, I cannot wait to do it all over tomorrow! The satisfaction of knowing that I could actually finish it was a huge boost.

If you think you are doing enough, get up and do a little more! Your brain is telling you you cannot do any more. You can! The other really important thing to remember is that the junk that you are thinking about and want to buy doesn’t actually taste that good! Any time I cheated and ate something that was not good for me, I was so disappointed. I was bloated and felt pretty gross. It didn’t even taste the same to me and I immediately regretted it. I have always been petty addicted to diet coke. I have slowly transitioned to loving water! I drink upwards of 100 ounces a day. I make sure to drink at least 8 ounces before I eat a meal and never skip my protein shake first thing in the morning.

One of the first things I noticed is that all the little things amount to a bunch of big things! I plan meals better and make sure to incorporate greens with every meal. I used to assume because I had a protein, carb and vegetable at a meal, it was enough. If half of the plate is carbs, a third is fatty protein and the rest is veggies, you aren’t eating healthy. Instead, a big salad with a healthy, lean protein and complex carb makes for a much better meal. Dinner and breakfast are much easier for me than eating a clean lunch. I am still working on that! 6 weeks is not very long so I plan to continue to strive toward a healthier, happier life. I hope I can inspire someone else to commit to a healthier life too.