So, while my SSPT Fam (Smart Success PT) was in Clearwater, FL having the time of their lives and absorbing knowledge like sponges from our amazing mentors, I was able to spend some time with family and friends. I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!! I just wanted to update everyone on my health lifestyle changes I have made. In my previous blog from April 25th, I posted about Project 8 and I told you guys I would update you! Well, though this weekend was full of “off plan” eating, here is your update…. Click the link to check out my measurements below!!!
I have lost a total of 12lbs. and 47 inches throughout my body. I have committed to working out 3-5 days/week and playing softball tournaments on the weekends when scheduled. I have joined Camp Gladiator on MWF and LOVE it! Doing the things you love to do makes exercise SO much easier. Eating clean has been my biggest challenge. It is difficult when your friends or family want to go out to eat, but there is usually something you can eat that is “on plan”. There are times I have cheated, but the next day I quickly get back “on plan”. Sometimes you have to reward yourself and have something “off plan” so you don’t lose your mind! I have learned what portion sizes should be and that moderation is the important thing. For example, before when I ate ice cream, I would devour an entire pint of Blue Bell in one sitting. I have cut out dairy (for the most part), but I gave in and bought a bite of Halo Top ice cream. I opened it, ate 3 bites, then put it back in the freezer. Another example, this weekend, I was at a BBQ and I wanted some Doritos (YUM!). Instead of loading my plate up with them (like I would have previously), I grabbed about 5 chips and that was it. I can honestly say that moderation has been the most difficult for me. I felt that I lacked self-control to stop eating, but now, it is easier. Not easy, but easier.
I will be posting before, during, and after pictures once I have completed the 8-week challenge. This is difficult for me, as my body image and self-confidence is not where it should be. However, with that being said, I feel that my journey and my story can help others achieve their goals and encourage them to make a lifestyle change and that is my ultimate goal.
Stay Strong. Stay Committed. Reach Your Goals.