Well, ended January 10 lbs down from just over a month ago. Solidified my place in the 140s at a 146. Did a circuit training workout, a two mile winter run, and then had a little treat meal to celebrate, two pieces of buffalo chicken pizza and a glass of Sangria. Luckily I've found a diet balance where once I prioritize lean protein at every meal and then aim for 8-10 servings of fruit/veggies a day, I have had minimal cravings, however pizza and wine were the two things I'd really been missing. I actually planned to really indulge and have another piece of pizza and glass of wine, but I felt satisfied and fell asleep watching Hulu. Haha! Old lady at heart, can you tell?
Well, hoping to break into the 130s by the end of February. Should be very doable despite it being a shorter month. Really going to focus on keeping processed foods out of my diet as I did in January, and listening to my body more so than just counting calories. Also, still using the organic cocoa drinks I mentioned a few blogs back to help lower the hormones in your body that cause cravings and fat storage. I personally swear by them! Read up on cocoa!
To keep myself motivated, I have started a little list on the "notes" app of my iphone of reasons why I want to continue embarking on this journey. I add to the list as they come to me. If I am not feeling motivated, I read through them. I write things like:
"To not be shocked and embarrassed at your true appearance when you walk past a full length mirror in the store"
"To not be embarassed on jean day at work when you can't hide behind your scrubs"
"To get rid of belly fat dimples" (BOOOO belly fat dimples
"To be able to usher in your 24th year of life while looking great"
"To really feel the strength and power in your own body"
Etc, etc. I also made a little album of pictures of things that motivate me that I flip through. Some are pictures of me at my fittest and happiest. Some are pictures of me at my heaviest and saddest. Some are pictures of people or things that inspire me. It really helps me to stay on track.
Well, here's to a great February! Can't wait to buckle down and really bring it this month, so that when March and the start of warmer weather rolls around, I will be ready! Have a great month!