It Isn’t Always Easy.
Sticking to a routine and my healthier lifestyle has gotten easier, but I still have days where I need to put in that extra effort. I remember a couple of months ago when I started to log what I eat daily on an app. I know that if I eat the same amounts and foods I’ll remain within my calorie intake limit but there are just some days when I am very hungry, I need to eat even if I go over my calorie intake limit.
Keeping a balance allows me to listen to my body and being flexible with it, I now know that one healthy meal will not make me lose weight. I have to eat healthy daily and exercise. I’ve also learned that one “bad” meal will not impact all my hard work for the week. I need balance to make this a permanent change in my life – not too strict and not too relaxed about it. Just staying in the middle.
I’ve also learned that the scale does not dictate how I look or feel, because even though I’m 3 pounds close to the weight I was back in Spring my clothes fit looser and more comfortably. I am noticing changes in the way my jeans fit even after being washed and those inches are not necessarily reflected on my scale.
Changing my lifestyle has impacted my weight loss and my feelings, I find that when I work out I am just happier. I smile throughout the day. Now I even enjoy shopping, in addition to going on my walks/runs.