Loosing weight with success

I don’t mean to brag but…YAY I have lost 7 pounds in a month! Go me! Okay now that I got that out….It take a lot to get to the point where your body is a fat burning machine. I started my journey a year and a half ago when I was at 142 lbs. It took a whole year for me to get to 137 and then I hit a wall. At the time I was working out 3-4 days per week and eating moderately well. I was not tracking my calories and I was indulging in a lot of eating out and alcohol. Well in November I started a new program of tracking my calories in and my calories out thanks to fatseceret.com and their calorie counter app. Now I was accountable for everything that I took in and everything I worked off.

I also started to workout more consistently and started a new program of 2 days on 1 day off, 3 days on 1 day off. I mixed free weights with TRX training and Zumba and Spinning as my cardio go to.

After a month of all this I have lost the stubborn 7 lbs and am now averaging a loss of 1 lb per week. So the thing that I learned is that accountability is key. Once I decided that I would be accountable for myself and what I was eating and how I was working out and once I had to look at the calories in and out, I became more dedicated. I made smarter food choices, while still enjoying a glass of wine or a dessert when I knew I could spare the calories or the fat grams. The calorie counter program took the guess work out and made my life easier. I started to research more healthy recipes that were also tasty. I was motivated to workout more even if just for 20 or 30 minutes. It is amazing what will happen when you can SEE what you are doing. If I wanted a brownie, I ate that brownie but you better believe I logged it into my calorie counter. I am accountable and it shows!

Do you really want to loose the weight? Well you are the only one who can do it and you are the only reason you can’t if you fail. So if you REALLY want to feel better and loose weight then get started with a program like fatseceret.com (it’s free by the way) and start moving! Make it happen.

In the mean time click on over to my food blog to pick up some healthy eating tips like the best healthy foods to save you from a boring diet and recipes that actually taste good.

One more tip. Don’t try to only take in 1200 calories per day. Your body needs those calories. Use one of the many calculators online and figure out what your body needs to work. Many of those calculators will tell you who many calories you should take in and still loose weight. For me my daily goal is between 1600 and 1900 calories. If you take in too few calories your body will go into starvation mode and you will not loose weight.  But also be sure you are tracking what you are eating because a lot of time what you think is only 200 calories is really 500 calories. You will learn a lot when you sit down and start tracking what you eat. It is amazing really.

Now get out there and make that resolution work for you this time!

P.S. If it were easy, everyone would do it. But I promise if you dedicate yourself to 2 weeks you will actually grow to love working out and eating healthy!

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