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Friday, January 10, 2014

A Setback is a Setup for a Come Up

     Well, I am not proud to say this but I gained 6 lbs. I knew I gained weight over the holidays, especially after I decided to take a before pic at the gym, but I kept avoiding the scale because I just did not want to see the truth. I feel absolutely hypocritical right now because I’m working on becoming a personal trainer yet, I am gaining weight. Like seriously, how am I supposed to aid someone on their weight loss journey when I’m over here packing on the pounds as well. Just had to let this off my chest because well, I’m human and quite emotional. Now, gameplan.  
1st determine the problem.
The reason I have gained weight is because I have not been eating well plus I have been slacking a bit during my at home workouts. I know I am supposed to eat better but I have not. I use exercise as validation to eat more sweets when I know I should not. Now the stuff I make for meals such as breakfast and lunch may sound good because they are mainly veggies with a little piece of meat. However, I am still hungry after eating these meals and find myself running to the fridge for more meat or waking up out of my sleep to binge on something unhealthy like ice cream.  I have noticed during my meals I do not eat enough and the food is not satiable. 
2nd Propose a plan of action
So where do I go from here? Well, from speaking with my sister (who say’s I’m too hard on myself) I need to develop a meal plan and actually stick to it. Meaning, I need to research healthy, satiable meals that I can prepare either weekly or daily. Then from this I need to come up with a menu for the week, shop and actually prepare these foods. On instagram and facebook I have noticed a lot of fit people do weekly meal prep or cook all their dinners and lunches at the beginning of the week. This actually is a good idea. However, to stop myself from over eating I am going to have to section out each meal for myself.
3rd Just Do It
                Stop speaking about it and be about it. My fiancé has told me many times when I complain about not being where I want to be physically that I know what I need to do, I just don’t do it.  Which is absolutely correct. So instead of whining about where I am presently I am going to have to perform what is needed to get me to the level where I would like to be. I also have to remember that there are slip-ups and stops along the way and that I cannot beat myself up about that. Instead I need to learn from my mistakes and just move on.

       So since I put together this life lesson for everyone to read, I am also going to put my plan of action and document it. I will do some research tomorrow and come up with a meal plan for the week of 1/12/14-1/18-14. The plan will be posted on this site and I will shop for everything Saturday and meal prep either later that day or Sunday. 

P.S. I decided to smile in these pics because I know I will not stay where I am at now. I have the tools, determination and support. I can lose the weight and get in phenomenal shape, it all depends on what I do.



  1. Looks like you're already beginning some of your goals with the weekly plan you posted. Just remember if you do need to snack on something...a small potato, cheese or a few nuts(not peanuts, since they're not actually nuts) are good go to's.

  2. Thankyou, I have taken your advice and have a small bag of almonds with me just in case I get hungry after lunch at work.