“The longest journey begins with a small step taken by a brave person”
Well, another month has passed and I still exactly the same size and weight as when I started my Fitness and Health Project in January… Shame on me as I am just not able to cut down on food and also way too lazy for sports…
Last week, I had a melt down because none of my jeans fit anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I fit into them but it hurt so so much that I am always urging to take them off. If you are at a point when you have to decide to either loose weight or buy a complete new wardrobe, you make changes to your life.
I am not able to do the Metamorphosis program right now as working on the house is too exhausting. I will start it again as soon as we have moved.
Last year, we have been doing Weight Watchers when I was at exactly the same point. It seems to be the only sort of diet that is working for me and that is why I decided to start it again. I have been doing it for one week now and I already see some results.
With Weight Watchers I am simply able to stop myself. The online version of the program involves an app for my phone with which I can always look up points when I am in the supermarket and feel that I want to buy some crap food.
Instead of the crap food, I am buying a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables as they all have 0 points which is awesome as it means that I can eat as much of it as I want without having to feel guilty. Right now, I love fresh strawberries as a snack. It is strawberry time in Germany right now and the strawberries you can buy here at the moment are sooooo delish!!!!
Weight Watchers allows me to eat whatever I like and I am able to still cook my own recipes once in a while. This way, I am not missing out on anything and loose weight the same time – PERFECT!
Instead of not doing anything in terms of sports, I started a new, and much easier, workout last week: I am using the 10K Runner App for the iPhone. It promises to make you fit for a 10K run in 14 weeks with exercising 3 times a week… It really starts on an absolut beginner’s level. In intervals you switch between running and walking. Within 30 minutes I ran 8 minutes in total and the remaining 22 minutes, I was just walking. It feels great to start on this level as even I can do that!!!
Since I started the app last Sunday, I have been running five times and I am soooo proud of myself. Before, I always ran in the evenings as I did not have enough time to run in the mornings due to my job. Now that I only have to drive 10 minutes to go to work, I have enough time in the mornings to exercise. The air is just so much cleaner and fresher in the morning – perfect to get started for the day!
Due to my morning activities, I receive 2 extra points each day I am exercising which lets me indulge even more yummy food and I do not have to feel bad about myself.
Everybody needs motivation for certain things. I am not the most active person in the world and rather lazy when it comes to sports but I am giving my very best. My primary motivation right now is wanting to fit into my clothes again but I am trying to motivate me even more. That is why I decided to put 2€ into a box every day I exercise. This way, when I finally fit into my normal size again, I will have saved some money so that I can go shopping and treat me with some nice clothes.
My way does not result in a quick weight loss but it makes me feel happy and good about myself. I hope that I will be able to continue this way until I fit my clothes again.
What is your way of maintaining or loosing weight?
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