I have lost 30 pounds since my journey started. I am not at my goal weight yet, but I am getting there, slowly but surely. My new healthy lifestyle is part of me now. I get up and work out in the mornings. I eat clean most of the time. If I know that I am going to have a hamburger and french fries for dinner, I will drink a protein shake for breakfast. I'll eat some fruit, or something light for lunch. I've added more protein and fiber into my diet instead of carbs. I don't deprive myself. If I want chocolate cake, I'm going to eat the cake. The old me would have had 2 pieces. New Mandii just has one. Again, it isn't easy-especially in the summer. Picnics, random meals out, and gatherings are a good way to get off track. Once work gets into the swing again, I know my lunches will become even healthier as well.
|After (and still going!)|
On a given day, I walk anywhere from a mile and a half to three miles. I also am starting a new workout series that will slim me as well as tone me. I have a few 5k's planned as well. That's what I've been doing, and it seems to be working for me. I am also a member of a great accountability group. That helps too. I have learned that it isn't about losing weight. It is about being healthy, and gaining confidence in yourself. Being healthy isn't a choice, it is a lifestyle.
What are some of your fitness tips? I am always looking for some! Make sure to leave me a comment and tell me your secrets!