As you all know about this time last year I embarked on a journey of weight loss and I must admit I have failed miserably. Although I worked out quite regularly with a personal trainer I didn’t lose a pound and I actually gained a few. The reason being is because my diet was so poor. I consumed way too many sweets, carbs and overall too many calories. I guess I learned the hard way that you can’t out exercise a poor diet. It’s such a shame because I worked really hard during my workouts.
I refuse to give up though, I just need to start it all over again. Now that I am committed to working out, I plan to focus on a healthier eating plan. I am going to start by eating more veggies and fruits and eliminating some things from my diet. Below are a few of the changes I plan to make in my diet to help me reach my weight loss goal.
1. No more sodas and super sugary drinks
2. Reduce the amount of cheese I consumed (can’t totally nix this, it’s so delish)
3. No Red meat (this is going to be hard because I love burgers and steak)
4. Reduce the amounts of sweets I eat
5. Reduce my bread intake
I know this journey won’t be an easy one but it is a necessary one. Sometimes choosing the right foods and being mindful of my portions is such a struggle.
At times I really could use some real inspiration and that’s when I turn to one of my favorite weight loss blogs, A Black Girls Guide To Weight Loss. Here I can find inspirational stories, tips, exercise information, and healthy recipes. Just reading about the authors’ journey is that extra encouragement I need. It shows me that with hard work and dedication that anything is possible.
I know I am not the only one who is on a journey to lose weight and get healthy. In fact two of my friends are on a journey of their own.
Are you on the road to losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle? If so … leave a comment below and share with me what you are doing and what’s been working for you.