Thursday, August 2, 2012

It's About Time

I've been wanting to write a post on my fitness/health goals for a while now, and seeing that Raven and Kristen are going to start a weekly link up gave me just the push that I needed. 

If you've been around for a while, you might remember this post. It was my first post of the new year, and it detailed my fitness resolutions. 

Fast forward to August, and where are we at? If anything, I've gained weight. 

And you know what, it's actually not because I haven't followed any of these resolutions. I now work out more than I ever have before, and not because I have to. Because I enjoy it. 

{Shocking, right?}

I get to the gym or work out anywhere from 5-7 days a week, and I've recently started throwing in a few double days every week. 

You're probably wondering what the problem is, right? Yeah, me too. 

Actually, I know what it is. The problem is that I have zero self control when it comes to eating. It's honestly embarrassing for me to admit, but it's true. I am a huge stress eater, and when it comes down to it, I just love food. 

But I want to make a change. 

What is the point of all of this working out, if I'm not going to step up and do the other part of it? 

I fasted with some coworkers yesterday for Ramadan, and it was actually a great reminder for me. When I woke up at 4:30 AM to eat my first and last meal until 8PM, I really wasn't that hungry. So I thought to myself, what does my body need right now? And I settled for oatmeal, a nectarine and 2 glasses of water. 

And sometime between the hours of 9AM and 1PM when I realized Woah, I'm not starving, it hit me. Why don't I always think like that? Why I don't I always feed my body what it needs, instead of what I want? Isn't that what food is for, to provide our body with the necessary nutrients? 

Now don't get me wrong, I know that endulging in food is not going to go anywhere for me. I love me a good meal out with great friends, and I fully plan to continue doing that. 

But in moderation. That's what I'm lacking. And you know what, it's about time this girl developed some self control. 

What better way to jump start this new fitness plan then by joining a program? I mentioned that my work is in the middle of a Fitness Challenge a few weeks ago, and for the full 8 weeks, we all get 30% off at Complete Nutrition. I walked in fully intending to just weigh in, and walked out with $120 worth of fun stuff, including:

I got the vanilla kind. Breakfast today is a vanilla/almond butter shake. {It was deelicious!}

A 30 day dietary supplement to burn stubborn fat and target the abs. 

A 30 day dietary supplement to boost your metabolism, burn fat and increase energy. 

The guy working was so helpful in answering all of my questions, and offering me meal ideas. I feel so much more encouraged to start this off the right way. 

The thing is, I think I settled for not seeing results. After working out for 5-7 days for so many months and not seeing any weight loss, I convinced myself that I'm happy with where I'm at. 

But honestly? I can do better. I can feel better. And I'm ready to make the change in the diet department to start making the work in the gym pay off. 

Ready, set, eat healty

All In My Twenties


Elissa said...

good for you girl. I am super anal when it comes to money and so I don't have a gym membership, (Thats great your company is doing a fitness challenge). there are billion exercise pins on my pinterest board that I have done once or never. All I know is it is going to be a rude awakening when the day comes that my metabolism slows down!

Jordan said...

I am interested in hearing about the dietary supplements! And as a fellow food lover, I hear ya! It's all about portion control. You can do it! :)

Mosby Hardin said...

Good for you for setting new goals! Cannot wait to see you reach them! Food is the hardest part for me too. And lets just say this week I have failed at it! But I know I will do better! Good luck dear!

Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...

I wish my company had a fitness challenge! The whole reason I started the link up was to hold myself accountable! I knew if I didnt do something I would never stick with it! Im so lucky to have you ladies to help me with it!!

Thanks for linking up!! Cant wait to see your update next week!


Daisy said...

Amy this is so weird, a couple of hours ago I was thinking about ideas for a next post and I found myself thinking about my January post about goals as well....and how I haven't stuck to them.
I'm so joining this link up next week.
Ave a great week and stay motivated!

Kenj said...

I think diet is where everyone has difficulty.. i has to be a lifestyle and that is the hardest part.. I am right there with you! We will get results!!

Maura said...

I'm right there with you girl!! Food is so delicious but portion control and moderation are key!!!! but you got this!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh girl, I hear ya on needing to eat in moderation, haha! I'm the same way!

Kristine Foley said...

Food LOVER over here too!! It just tastes so damn good :)

BUT the fact that your exercising, mad props girl! You inspire me!! I enjoy working out, it's just starting it is my prob :/

Good luck to the both of us! We got this!!

Looking forward to following your adventures!

Kristine from TheFoleyFam - Unedited

Megan B.B. said...

I am a huge believer in shakes. I personally use Isagenix, and I love it (when I actually stick to it!)
And I love that you're running the Mud Run! I lived in SD for years, so I know it well. :) I have tons of friends that did it, and love it.
Thanks for commenting on my post about my weight loss. :) Nice to "meet you." Hope you stop by again, sometime! :)
Megan @