Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I just realized I haven't blogged in quite some time, sorry about the absence. Well I realized a couple of weeks ago that I was getting too complacent in my cheats and bad eating habits, though I did not lose sight of my workouts. However I'm happy to say that as of this week I am back to normal, and I feel really good about it. Not only in my eating, but I'm working out more. I have 30 more lbs to lose to goal weight and then after that I plan on leaning up and toning up! So I'm almost to, not the finish line, but the new start of my life.
It's crazy what a month of making bad eating habits can do to your body, I noticed a lot of changes in how I was feeling mentally and physically. So I got off track a little bit, but I did not fall off the wagon completely, I was able to realize what I was doing and realized that because I am so close to my goal weight I was letting myself slide a lot more than usual. This isn't the first time this has happened to me, the difference though this time is I know a lot more about fitness and I no longer view this as a "diet" but rather my lifestyle.
In the past I would beat myself up about it, and get completely discouraged and just give up, which happened last time when I was 18 and what ended up happening.........I gained all my weight back, and then some! So one thing I had to learn in this journey and lifestyle, is that we need to learn to forgive ourselves, but also not let ourselves completely give up! We're only human at the end of the day, and life happens as well as distractions. So pick up and dust off.
It's also important to surround yourself with people that encourage your lifestyle and if they see you falling off track aren't afraid to just give you a little nudge back in the right direction. I am fortunate that my family and friends are so supportive, and remind me of how far I've come and how many I've inspired to be better. Truth is I HAVE come VERY far from where I was a year ago! And because I've put myself out there for the world to see my progress, it helps keep me motivated. To know that others are watching and cheering me on reminds me that I'm not done yet! So friends, if ever you fall slightly off track, remember where you were and how you felt when you started. I know for me, I never want to go back to where I was. I'm so much stronger physically and mentally, more than I ever have been in my life. So train and stay STRONG my friends! You got this! Your mind is the most powerful muscle that needs training first and foremost!
Signing off and leaving you with my words of wisdom ;) - AJ-ility Fitness (Angelique)
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