We all want the miracle pill that still doesn't exist. We all want to lose the stubborn fat and look chiseled like the models on Instagram. But like anything in life, it takes hard work, dedication and commitment to make a change. When I had finally had enough I decided to make the serious change. With all my education and experience I knew that if I just stayed committed to myself that I could do it. So I did.
And guess what? The weight was coming off, I was feeling better about myself and my life started to change for the better. I was in a better mood. My skin was glowing. My body was beginning to change in all the right ways. Other people even caught on and began to notice. I would get what's different? What did you change? Tell me!
So here's my secret. Well a couple of them. Want to know what I changed? I changed everything.
1- I changed my diet overnight.
2- I switched up my workouts.
3- I changed my thought process.
4- I made my schedule work for me.
5- I made the commitment.
I completely cut out dairy, bad carbs (white bread, processed foods) sugars, and unhealthy fats. Basically if something was first living i.e. plant based foods, and animal proteins I could eat it. If it had more than 2 ingredients I wasn't putting it in my mouth.
I added in cardio with my weight lifting. I used to just do weight lifting but knew that to change my body as quickly as I wanted to I would need cardio in the mix. I added 45 minutes of any type of cardio (treadmill, bike, HIIT class) to my weekly schedule 5x a week.
My thought process:
I stopped telling myself I wanted things that didn't fulfill me. Like the Doritos late at night or ramen because soup sounded easier to make than a real meal. I started to allow my thoughts to align with my truth and what I really wanted. My truth was in alignment with my goals. I stopped saying "I can't have that" and instead began to say "I don't want that". How you speak makes a HUGE difference. (Check out my last post on speaking to yourself)
Like most people I work full time. I have bills to pay for and a social life. It isn't always easy finding a balance. So I made a weekly schedule of work, of down time, of time to exercise and time to cook/meal prep.
I have tried to make the commitment so many times and what I realized was it was never truly for me. It was to look good at the beach, or for my boyfriend or for my business. But when I decided that I wanted to do it for me, the commitment was much easier.
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