reaching my goal

workout in your bikini!

Today I bought a new bathing suit :) and I actually wasn’t miserable while bikini shopping so I guess something is working lol

Anyways, I tried it on again when I came home and decided to do a workout video in it. Seeing the parts of your body that you want to change was motivation enough to power through it! I also saw parts of my body that have definitely improved :)


5 more!!!!

UGH I just need to lose 5 more pounds… well I don’t weigh myself because I used to be obsessed with it, so I’m just gonna by looks, but I really need/want to lose a few more pounds to really feel comfortable with my body. Now that I’m home it’s even harder to lose weight—especially without my free gym membership at school :( 

Any tips to lose those stubborn last few pounds?


Walking

Is walking good enough cardio?

I LOVE walking and I have a pedometer which makes it so much more fun lol! I used to do the elliptical and run, but lately I’ve been realizing I’ve just been walking a lot, and still am getting the same amount of steps that I did before. I know my heart rate won’t be as high so less calories are being burned, but is it still an efficient way to lose weight?


WILLPOWER

HOW do you all do it?! I am the biggest junk food junkie but I have been trying to be good lately and not buy chips/cookies/candy but…

I live in a house with 4 other girls and when they all bring cookies for everyone or other yummy things I can’t resist! Or I’ll say “I’ll just have one.” but then it leads to 2 or 3…

I even try to snack on almonds or something instead, but I just cannot resist the temptation.

Any advice?


Busy

I’ve been SO busy lately between the sorority and finals and schoolwork that my usual 5x times a week to the gym has turned into 2 last week… AH! I have such anxiety about this!!! Will this mess me up? 

Ive been trying to watch what I eat and march in place whenever I can lol but Im still freaking out and I hate it


Gym Love

Just realized how much I love going to the gym.

I started going seriously in February, and went about 2-3 times per week, doing just cardio. I have now made it a priority to go FIVE times a week, doing cardio and now incorporating weights. I love it. Not only have I seen my body change, but I love the way it makes me feel and how it puts my day on a schedule. I look at my friends, who don’t go to the gym and say (in my head) how much pride I feel because I went to the gym inbetween class that day, or woke up 2 hours early to go. That sounds bad, but I love feeling proud of myself knowing that what I’ve been doing is something not everyone does, or has the willpower to do. 

Now, I am not saying I have a perfect body or diet—far from it! But I definitely feel a few steps up from those sitting on the couch. 


Advice?

I have been working my butt off for the past four months to lose these 10 pounds so I can feel comfortable again. It gets hard when I live with 4 other [skinny] girls, not that I am even overweight, just not stick thin. One housemate, in particular, always complains about how “fat” she looks. And continues to talk about how little she ate that day.. “All I had was one slice of pizza. I was so good.”

It bothers me SO much because I understand that starving yourself is counterproductive in weight loss, but I look at how skinny she is and get the urge. But I like food and eating, where starving myself isnt an option, but she makes it look like a good way to have the body I want.

Advice? Should I just ignore her comments and continue losing weight the healthy way (1200 calories a day/ gym 4x a week)


DEADLINE

OKAY I’ve finally given myself a deadline. May 5th. One month from today and the date of my cousin’s wedding. I need to lost 5 pounds by then. This is doable. I have been trying to lose weight for so long now, and while I have seen results, it has not been coming as quickly as possible. 

I go to the gym 4-5 times a week, but I think my real problem is my diet. I just LOVE food and usually the food that’s bad for you :( but I need to stay MOTIVATED!!!

How do you stay motivated?


help!

Binged last night… smartfood popcorn, chips, cookies.. UGH

woke up this morning STILL feeling completely full and sick. Went for a little walk/jog for 40 min to make me feel better. 

I dont want this to mess up everything!!

What else do you recommend to recover from a binge?


What I’ve realized…

Days I don’t workout

  • I feel worse about myself
  • I tend to eat more, and usually not as healthy
  • Less happy with my body
  • I let the calorie counting and weight consume me

Days I do workout 

  • I’m happier about my body, and just in general
  • I eat healthier/less
  • I feel good!
  • I have a sense of pride and accomplishment

No matter how small the workout— 5 miles on the treadmill, or a short walk to class— I have found that exercising is truly a medicine in itself, especially one to treat body and self-image insecurities.