Hello my fellow Mom Bloggers, how are you all doing?
It has been a while since I have been on here, but that is nothing unusual. I tend to not stick with things, but I am trying to change that. I wanted to start blogging about my lifestyle change. I just recently started dieting and exercising. I just got so tired of being down on myself all of the time about the way I look. I have a low self esteem and I need to work on it. I know I am not obese, but I do consider myself overweight. I want to have more energy and be healthier for my family. If I have more energy I will feel more like going out and playing outside with my children. I go outside at times, but I want to do it more. I also feel so down and depressed and therefore I don't feel much like doing anythign besides staying in my house. I don't want it to be like that. I am hoping if I start chaning my life around then maybe I can improve on everything I want to improve on and I can be more energetic and more happy. I want to be healthy because I want to be around for my children for a long time.
I want to lose about 60lbs if it is possible and maybe even more. Anyways, on February 24, 2018 I started dieting and exercising. I count calories and I do not exceed 2,000 calories a day. I also do not eat anything after 6:30pm. I changed some of my bad daily habits which included me drinking a McDonald's Large Mocha Frappe about 8 times a week and sometimes more to drinking Strawberry smoothies. I still treat myself a couple of times a week to a Mocha Frappe but not like I used to. I started using a Fitness Happy Planner which allows me to track all of my meals each day. I can also track my calories, and water intake. The Planner has places for before and after photos and for weigh in and body measurments so I can really keep track and see my own results myself. The proof will be in the pics and scale numbers hehe.
Since February 24th I have lost 7 pounds. I have lost 2 inches from my waist, and 1 inch from my hips. I am really excited about it! I just need to stay positive and stick with it this time. I so often have given up on dieting in the past, but I konw that is not the way. Dieting and exercising is not easy, but nothing good is ever easy to get. It takes work and this time I will work at it because I know that I am worth it.
There have been days where I just felt like I was starving haha. When I felt like that, I would eat something really small like a couple of crackers or a bowl of soup. I started walking/jogging; mostly walking though. I dont do it much, just a couple of times a week. I also work out at home. I have an ab machine that I use every other night. I don't work out a whole lot because I know that I will be in pain if I over do it, especially since I am just a beginner in this, so I only work out a few times a week for about 15 minutes each session. Once I get more used to it I will up my times. Anyways, apprently what I am doing is working since I have already seen results in just a couple of weeks. I also just recently bought a veggie diet pill called Garcinia Cambogia and it definitely helps. It helps me to suppress my appetite so that I don't over induldge. I get full quicker which is great in my opinion. I drink water a lot now which is a lot better than what I used to drink as you all know. I love Smart Water; it tastes amazing especially when it is half frozen hehe.
I plan to start posting my progress on my blog as much as I can so that everyone can see what I am doing and how my dieting and exercising is working out. I want everyone to take this journey with me and see how I become the "New Me". Maybe I will be able to inspire others while I am on my New Me Journey. :)
Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you all enjoyed it. If you all have any questions for me just ask. If anyone has any advice for me I would greatly appreciate it. Anything that can help me on my journey to a New Me, is much appreciated. I look forward to hearing from everyone and I look forward to telling my story. Have a wonderful week everyone and God Bless!