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Goal FAIL ...

It's been quite a while since I've updated this little blog o' mine. Life has been quite hectic since my last post, which was almost 9 months ago! So much has happened over the last 9 months, I'm not even sure where to begin to catch you up.

Since my last post was about my Reese's scandal, I should probably update on my weight loss progress first. As if the title wasn't a dead giveaway as to how its going, my weight loss goal for April did not happen. :( In fact I am still very much struggling with my weight and health.

Becoming healthy for me has been a constant yo- yo effect. See, I LOVE food and I want to be skinny and healthy. My weight goes up and down and my diet is far from being perfect. It has been a huge struggle and getting on track and staying there has proven to be my biggest obstacle. I'm still very much headstrong about continuing my goal to a healthier new me. I have it in me. I just need to dig deep and find that drive I had once again.

So I am still continuing on my journey to a healthy lifestyle, its just full of lots of curves, turns, dips, and empty holes. In late July, I decided to join a friend of mine into the Beachbody family as a coach. I began drinking Shakeology and saw my energy level jump! It was great. I started working out with the Les Mills Combat program and saw a few more pounds come off and even some definition. I went from 175 lbs to 171 lbs! I haven't seen myself weigh that is years. It was a good feeling.

However, I have fallen off the wagon again and haven't continued working out daily, as I should. I don't eat as well as I should either. Are you seeing a pattern? I'm feeling pretty disappointed in myself these days, especially because I KNOW I CAN do this! I have to find my will again.

Now, I'm not trying to make excuses for any of my inability to commit to this journey of mine. However, I took a new job in April at a doctors office and I LOVE it. But, almost every week, multiple times a week we have lunch brought in to us. This is so hard for me! I have zero self control and end up ordering things that are not so healthy. This has caused me to gain a few of those lost pounds back. I am currently at 178 lbs again. NOT where I want to be.

So tell me. How do you stay on track? Do you work a full-time job? What do you do for lunch? Do you prep your meals for the week? Do you get tired of eating salads all the time?

Here we are in the middle of the holiday's and I'm so feeling the consequences of not following through. Its rough. And I feel fat. But it is changing.

You just wait and see.

1 comment:

  1. Hey girlies - stopping by after I saw your blog on HJ - I am NO expert, and constanlty am battling my wills to eat clean and healthy. Having said that works for me (mostly) is: packing my food for the day Beakfast - (cuz I'm always running late and can never eat it at home), snacks, lunch, and sometimes an extra snack if I know I'll be away from home late after work (I work full time). I try to prep meals for the week, mostly by grocery shopping with a specific meal in mind each day - I found a meal plan tab at pier one and it works fab! I don't usually eat salads for lunch - I think I seriously burned myself out on them as lunch, so i'll have leftovers (my go to), make a burrito bowl of sorts, and or soup. Hope this helps, and best of luck!


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