Already lost moTivAtioN with your weight loss/get healthy resolution for 2013? Well Robynn and I talk about weight loss a lot and we came across something this week that lines up exactly our philosophy, so I had to share! Check out this short and informative video by Bobby Flay: Bobby Flay Fit
I don’t believe in diets and I couldn’t agree more with Bobby that you shouldn’t have to give up the foods that you love. Eat what you want…just not as much as you want!!
So don’t throw in the towel for good. Continue business as usual, and cut corners when you can. The most important thing is to NEVER sacrifice so much that you end up feeling deprived of the foods that you love. We all know that is a recipe for disaster. I don’t know about you, but thinking about giving up chocolate always results in me gorging in it later :-/
Have you stayed focused on the goals you set for yourself to accomplish before the summer months hit? Are there areas you need to target as the weather warms up and the BBQ’s get grilling? I think we all start out with great intentions to succeed, but somehow LiFe just gets in the way of achieving our goals.
For me the struggle continues to be diet and exercise. I’m not going to lie…It’s been weeks since I wrote a post about starting The Lazy Girls Workout and this lazy girl has not worked out OnCe since that day. That is unless you count a few games of freeze tag around the yard with my son, but other than that…NoThInG!
I think when life gets too hectic to find time for ourselves or when we are finding it hard to get moving (in my case literally GeT MoViNg!) it is important to find things to use a motivators. For me it is going to be my new right out of the box Lands End bathing suit. Don’t give up on your goals…we all have time to get back in the GaMe!
~Robyn (Jersey Girl)
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After New Years I cracked down and put a lot of time into meal planning and started working toward my weight watchers goal weight. As I’ve said before (to see my weight loss post click here) it isn’t like I had a lot of weight to lose, but the 10 to 15 pounds that creep up on me when I don’t watch make me feel miserable. A few weeks ago I reached my goal weight and was really excited until I realized that although I had reached goal, I hadn’t done one single thing to tone my body while I was losing the weight. I’m not sure if I thought the stretched tummy from carrying two pregnancies was MaGiCaLlY going to go away with the weight loss or what, but I can assure you…when the clothes come off…it’s still there!
Here’s the GiAnT problem…I HaTe working out. Walking, running, jogging, weight training, stretching, aerobics (do they even do that anymore?), kickboxing, yoga, stair-climbing, etc….I don’t want to do it! Strike that, I don’t even want to think about doing it! I realize that I could continue with my anti-exercise attitude and look good in my clothes, but bathing suit season is coming up and I would LoVe to look good in something other than the tankini with a skirt that I have been wearing since I had my son five years ago.
In comes The Lazy Girls Workout. While searching Pinterest last night I came across a simple workout for BeGiNnErS. It was the first time I thought…Wow, I might actually be able to do this! I’m not making any promises and I’m starting out slow (3 or 4 days a week), but at least it is something! If you are like me and just can’t get motivated to get moving, find something you think you can do in moderation and set a small goal for yourself. Together we can get in shape!
~Robyn (Jersey Girl)
It seems like I have always tried to lose weight. When I had a baby, it was a cHallenGe to get back to my previous weight. Even during my pre-kid days, I was trying different weight loss tactics to shed those last several pounds. This year I’ve had my BEST SUCCESS at eating right and in moderation, thanks to one thing…my accountability partner!
In the past, I remember wanting to ask someone to hold me accountable for my weight loss. Subconsciously though, I knew if I ever wanted to quit my diet, I could give up and no one
would know. In reAlity, I was setting myself up to fail before I ever started! Asking someone to hold you accountable is scary, but in the end, it will determine how serious you really are about wanting to cHanGe.
Finding the right person to share your jouRney with is important. My accountability person is someone that I don’t necessarily see often, but who I have to share my weigh-in number with every week. We don’t work out together, but text or call each other with what we are up to (good and bad). You must be comFortable enough with this person so you can “be real” and trust that even if you gain a pound or two, they won’t judge you but continue to enCouRage.
Is there a habit you can’t kick? Perhaps you should REACH OUT to a good friend and ask them for help. It not only will strengthen your relationship with them, but have poSitiVe Results on achieving your goal!
P.S — A big shout-out to my accountability partner today! Wouldn’t have the success I’m having if it wasn’t for YOU!! Thanks :)
Are you ever trying to break a bad habit, but the hAbit is always staring you down? I was having this issue over the weekend with a red velvet cake. Although I knew there were a tremendous number of calories in every slice and how sluggish it made me feel AFTER I ate it…I still wanted more.My solution? The cake went in the trash. I eNjoYed two small slices over the weekend, but I won’t feel guilty for throwing something away that is only going to make me feel worse. Back
in the day and I would have never thought to do such a thing. Knowing that there are people in the world in nEEd of something to eat would have kept me from tossing it. However, keeping unnecessary snacks and junk food around the house would just be contributing to another big problem in this country, weight management.
Sometimes we have to take eXtreMe measures to avoid being stared down by our tEmptAtions. In the end, we need to do whatever it takes to set ourselves up to SuCCeeD.