Hey ya!! Hope y’all had a wonderful weekend, I went dress shopping, how fab is this dress?!! Keep working out everyone!! Ditch the skinny fat!! xxo
I’ve been working out and eating clean since Monday!! I start classes on Monday but I’m not worried, it will only push me to be more structured and structure works for me.
So much to tell!! First off, I’m understanding how long of journey it is to get the strong body I want. It is tough work, and as a skinny fat girl, it doesn’t take much to put me off track. Summer is coming to an end for me and I’m slowing down on my fitness, I’d say I’ll be this way for about 2 weeks, after the 2 weeks I’ll be hardcore back at it.
What does slowing down mean?
It means that I’m working out about 45 minutes a day versus an hour and twenty minutes, which was what I was doing.
It means I’m not being too strict about my diet, I’ve been eating more like 3 meals a day instead of 5-6 small ones.
It means I’m still being mindful of what goes into my body.
It means I’m trying to maintain.. just for right now.
Why are you slowing down?
Reason #1: I’ve been moving this last week, I’ve been spending a lot of time driving back and forth between my old place and my new place. A lot of packing, lifting, conversing, planning, shopping, organizing has been going on. AND I’m not even done yet.
Reason #2: I’m going back to work!! I work with special needs kids, Monday- Friday 7:00 am- 3:00 pm. My position is within a school district so I follow their calendar work days, first day of school is on August 8th but I got put on a special assignment (extra assignment) that has brought me back to work a WHOLE week earlier than everyone else. Also my job is not easy, especially at the start of the school year, I’m going to be all over campus, accessing students, monitoring, answering phones, making lesson plans, making class schedules, ahhh so stressful!!
Reason #3: I start classes again, well not until August 20th, but I want to be relaxed, calm, organized and settled into my new routine before my classes start.
There’s no reason for me to stress myself out, trying to fit in every single workout. So right now I’m acknowledging the fact that I’m not losing weight or building muscle right now, I plan on being mindful of what I’m eating and doing anything active that gets my heart rate up for 45 minutes.
I think it’s important to foresee these type of things and plan for them. I’m not going to beat myself up about gaining 2lbs because I know I have a plan, I’m confident in my future. Also it’s good to acknowledge these type of “life changes” because it helps you stay in control of your weight and health, I’m not going to go out of control because I’m already giving in a little and I know this IS NOT me giving up. This is me taking it a little bit slower, just until I get use to my new routine, juggling work, school, and health.
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Hope y’all are having a good one!!! xxo
Ahh. Hey y’all. I’m feeling pretty down in the dumps right about now. I’m lacking motivation and confidence. First off let me say that 95% of the time I’m completely confident, I don’t see a reason not to be; I mean if there’s something I don’t like about myself why dwell on it? And I’m also really good at looking on the bright side of things, including all aspects of my body. So why am I in the 5% category of no confidence? Well, here’s the thing, ahh it’s so unladylike (and so not me to reveal) but I have to admit, I’m on my monthly. Or at least I’m getting the symptoms, not everyone’s symptoms are the same so let me elaborate: I drink every beverage in sight, well a ton of water and milk, and my body holds onto every single flippin’ ounce!!!! I cannot stand it, but I can’t help my craving to just keep gulping and gulping! Also I don’t know if ya’ll can relate but when I look at the scale and it just keeps creeping up I get so ticked off that I get into the mindset that I should just eat whatever because I’m getting fat anyway!! So here I am 3lbs over my normal weight, pretty much back to where I started. And I’ve been working my bum off so I’m just beyond frustrated, and ya I know it’s “just bloat” ya well WE don’t know that FOR SURE. What if it doesn’t go away??? Do you know how much 3lbs is for a girl who is already “thin” to begin with??!!! I’m skinny fat, 3 POUNDS is a HUGE deal.
I feel ginormous right now, I can’t help stressing over it, and did you know that when you stress you hold onto your weight?
It sucks working out too, I feel heavier, I am heavier. I like to feel the tightness in my body, I like to feel light when I’m jumping around doing plyometrics and right now I don’t, I feel like a flippin whale, and I want to eat like one. Let me tell you what I ate today that was just WAY out of line, 2 slices of pizza and a serving of white rice. Yup, that stuff plus all the extra water I’m carrying around.
Today for a fleeting moment I thought, I should just stop working out and not eat anything.. get skinny THAT way. Then I quickly thought, no!! I worked hard for these lean legs, my body is reshaping I don’t want to give it up!!
There’s nothing I can do about my monthly, it just sucks, sometimes I’m better at controlling my intake on beverages because as you can see it just causes a snowball effect (me stuffing my face) BUT I will control my urges and I’m going to do my Level 3 workout with Jillian Michaels right now and add a mile run. Just sucks. I won’t give in ya’ll, I’m going to get over this wall and as many other ones I wish to defeat.
So before I would workout and do some crash diet just to lose a few pounds, but I’d always gain them back. Now I’m experiencing something NEW. I’m losing inches, some pounds, and gaining muscle. Here’s the new thing… My clothes do not fit. I like my clothes to fit perfectly, they don’t anymore, I’m constantly pulling up my pants, shorts, trying to figure out how to wear particular shirts that now hang looser. I’m going to need an entirely new wardrobe in a few months.
Is it weird that this is a super WEIRD for me?? It’s crazy weird but also very exciting!!! It’s something I’ve never experienced…
Here’s to new experiences y’all. xxo