Weight Loss Journal #2
Wow! This weight loss journey truly has been interesting, to say the least!
So, I planned to work out Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and allow myself one cheat meal a week! That was, no is my goal!!! So the past two weeks, I’ve probably had 2-3 cheat meals and worked out twice instead of three times a week. It truly has been a somewhat difficult time adjusting because it’s been hard trying to “cold-turkey” myself during this process, but I will keep pushing! I must say, my cheat meals have not been full cheat meals, like I do not go all crazy if that makes sense. Plus, my appetite is shrinking, so that is a plus! I am struggling with my sweet tooth! I loveeee sweets, so if you have any alternative suggestions on what I can do to carve my sweet desires, I’d greatly appreciate it!
I think I am going to post some workouts and meals I’ve honestly enjoyed on my journal entries in hopes of helping someone out!
I love HIIT workouts because it truly works on the entire body! Highly effective way to burn fat and not get bored while doing it! I typically warm up by doing cardio for about 15 minutes then I begin the steps. If I am doing HIIT on the Elliptical, I follow as is and end with some ab workouts in the Sauna.
Zumba is EVERYTHING. Fun way to burn calories and learn some good dancing moves!
Because I do not like working out, I have to find the best, creative ways that will keep me engaged and coming to the gym. I plan to do some kickboxing classes at my gym, 24 hour fitness.
So, I have been meal prepping for breakfast and lunch! It has been great so far actually. I will share with you guys a couple of recipes that I like. I always change it up a little bit to give it some spice, but I attached a link to the recipes if you click on the pictures!
I love Turkey meatballs! I love ground turkey anything honestly! I cooked this meal along with broccoli, cauliflower, and roasted potatoes!
Grilled Chicken Pitas!!!!
I absolutely LOVE this meal! So fresh, lite, and yet fulfilling! I added hummus as a "base" before putting my chicken and veggies. I topped it with crush pepper for spice and feta cheese!
I love to snack on things throughout the day in-between meals because I learned it is healthy to keep your metabolism going! I am going to list a few stacks that are a winner!
1. Fruit: bananas, grapes, strawberries, halo oranges
2. Hummus: eat it with wheat thins, pretzel thins, or Ritz thin crackers (measure it out by calorie intake)
3. Special K granola bars 4. Honey Nut Cheerios: just throw them in a sandwich bag and smack on them!
5. Fiber One Brownie Bites: they are 90 calories and they satisfy my sweet tooth sometimes!
I found a great green tea that I drink every morning with a slice of lemon, 2 tsp of ACV, and 1 tsp of honey! It is yummy and helps me not feel as bloated!
I shop at Wal-mart and Kroger for majority of my items!
I really hope this is helpful to some people just as helpful as it is for me! Writing this process down holds me accountable and I am able to reflect on the successes and failures throughout this journey, so i know what to keep doing and what to change!
Please leave me any advice or suggestion you may have that could assist me in being successful! Are you praying for me!?!?