I still can’t believe my journey has been over a year long now!! If I would have known that it would have taken this long, I would have probably been really discouraged, but honestly this year flew by and I feel like I didn’t deprive myself of things that I still loved.
Yes I am good about what I eat…MOST of the time! My friends can attest that I still indulge. I still eat ‘normal’ with my family and I still have things that are “not good for me”. But my motto is to just make small changes that make a big impact.
I still enjoy popcorn with my kids, ice cream every now and then, I bought lots of girl scout cookies this year & I even still eat carbs! All you paleo people can freak out now. But I know my limits. I can get into a ‘bad eating’ mode and really start to go down, but then I just know I need to snap out of it and I’ll do a meal bar/shake for two of my meals for a few days to just reset my mind. The thing is, I actually enjoy it! It’s not something I dread doing because it’s just part of my life and I FEEL so much better when I do it.
With having to get all kids out of the door and walk my boys to school during the week, I’ve actually started having a meal bar or smoothee on the school drop off walk. What’s crazy, is that days I do this & take my vitamins with it I have LOADS of energy and the days I start my mornings with coffee after I’ve been up a few hours, I tend to not eat a breakfast then eat lunch and then want to eat everything in sight from 3pm-8pm. So, note to self: eat breakfast within the hour I wake up!
With all of that said, the next step is to get some strength training in my routine and to start running a few times a week. I’m really good about getting my 10k steps now that the constant rain has stopped, but I want to ‘up’ it a bit.
So yeah! That’s my update! I’m actually so very proud of how far I’ve come. Weight was such a massive contributor to my mood and well-being, so I’m very thankful to have more confidence than I did last year.
If you have any questions about my weight loss journey & how you can get started, I am happy to help you!