GUYS. I need to share with you some awesome news. I am going to take this moment to give myself a quick pat on the back. I have always been the girl who says “I’m on a diet” or “I am back on track on Monday” or “I’m already off the wagon so I will just eat this and start again next week”. Eating healthy was always something that looked good on paper but in reality I just couldn’t get myself together. I love food. I love beer. I love having a good time. And in my mind those three things go hand in hand. And they do in some aspects, but I am finally at a place mentally where I can go for the healthier option and still have a good time.
And with that I have officially lost 12lbs and am feeling better than ever. I still have a ways to go to be where I ultimately want to be, but this is a start and I couldn’t be more proud.
So what am I doing? It’s simple really. Cutting out the carbs, minimizing my potions, eating more fresh produce, staying away from the fast food, eliminating the beer, and lifting weights. It has been a couple weeks now since I have been doing these couple of things and it no longer feels like I am on a diet. I have built this lifestyle that now feels.. normal. I am happy, I do not feel like I am missing out on anything (other than maybe a couple slices of pizza), and I am seeing results.
I am vacationing to Florida on August 9th to go to one of my best friends weddings, and this has been a huge motivator. Who doesn’t want to feel their best while on vacation? I plan on losing another 5-10 by then, and I am taking big strides to reach my goal. That means working out 6 days a week, and cutting out all alcohol. No wine for the next 15 days. I can do it (because I am sure I will have enough of that on vacation to make up for it!)
I will update you on my results when the time comes. Would you guys like a post on my fitness routine? Or some of my favorite meal prep recipes? I am excited to continue to share this journey with you all!