Doing what works for me
Monday, July 23, 2012
After a month of trying to follow all of the helpful advice on diet and exercise from multiple websites, books, gym visits, and dvds I found myself overwhelmed and making little progress towards my weight loss goals.
At the end of all of the confusion I found myself three weeks into my program with a net weight gain of two pounds and tossing out a fridge full of spoiled food. I decided to start fresh with the basics eat less, exercise more and create a calorie deficit at the end of each week to reach my weight loss goals.
I replaced an expensive set of dvds (which got rave reviews, but I found boring) with free online videos hand picked by me and bought foods from all food groups that were full of nutrients and that I wanted to eat. At the end of the week I lost 3 lbs. The best advice I've gotten from Sparkpeople is not to lose weight by doing something I cannot do for the rest of my life. Now I'm working out the way I want to workout, eating the way I want to eat AND I'm losing weight.