A piece of my daily life

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I can't believe I'm about 20lbs away from my first goal, which is 50lbs. I have been in control for the past few months and in sync with my mindset. It's nervous racking but I just want to do it.
I really want to embrace the change without hesitation nor self-sabotage. I just need to keep the focus and the eyes on the prize. The prize? A much healthier life style followed by achieving my goals.
It possible, I just need to keep going!

A few foods from the day...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Nutrition is 80% of weight loss. So, if I don't follow a healthy eating plan, most likely I will not succeed. I'm trying to eat clean but I must say, sometimes a spare of the moment happens, and we don't stop to think and eat what we shouldn't. I ate pretty good today, except for 10 Hershey's kiss that were staring at me. I don't dwell on it. I just move on and try to burn the bad calories I ate. For example, last week I gave into a ice cream bar, which had 320 calories and loaded with sugar. Well, I spent an hour on the elliptical and treadmill burning that damn ice cream. Next time, I'll eat something less caloric. I'm not depriving myself of sweets, but I'm trying to eat consciously. So far, it's working. But I am reducing sugar intake. It's like quit smoking. Little by little, less and less sweets. Most of the time, if I am craving a sweet something, I will eat a peach or banana. Eat consciously and we can still lose weight.

The hardest thing I ever going to do...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I have been losing weight since October 2011, when I recommitted to my weight loss journey. Losing weight and maintaining it, will be the hardest thing, I ever going to do in my life. For many different reasons. It's a life style change for life, not a quick fix.

On these years of motivation, frustration, and all that goes in between weight loss; I learned, that without the commitment of sacrifice and hard work, you will fail without a doubt. Some people say they are ready for a change, but they give up a month after the commitment, that's why I say: "this is the hardest thing some of us will ever do". It won't be perfect but I promise myself to get up, each time I fall. I want this, I need this change for my life sake. So many dreams to achieve and I want to be an example, a role model and an inspiration for those struggling like I am. I don't want to let myself down and that's why, I am taking one day at a time. For those who doubt me, I will prove you wrong.

So, what the plan? Simple. No fad diets, no magic pills, no especial foods. Just moderation, balance and a decent calorie intake. In my case, for now I am eating 1500 daily calories and 1800 when I have an intense workout, (like CrossFit). The total calories is divided in 3 main meals and 2 snacks. I'm eating mostly home cooked 80% organic, mostly fish and poultry, an occasionally sweet treat in moderation. I'm currently exercising 5 days a week, 30-60 minutes a day. Some are intense workouts, some are moderated, like biking. My goal is to have a balanced nutrition and keep moving.
The picture is my latest visual tool. It placed in my study/office and I can see it, everyday. I add all my workouts and times, the five days I workout. Every Saturday, I add my currently weight. It will help me see my progress.
I'm excited and looking forward to achieve my first goal!!

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