It all begins with small changes. It took over a year for my body to adjust to food changes, another year to adjust to a new eating schedule, and now half way done with year three and my body is adjusting to also working out with cardio 3 times a a week and free weight lifting 2 days a week, with restricted calories.
I still struggle to maintain my loss plus reduce the extra 30 odd pounds I still need to shed. My long term goal is to have lost the 30 pounds in the next year and then I should have perfected a food choice and schedule that is right for me, (we are all individual snow flakes) my plan should keep me healthy, flexible, and happy in my own body.
As I have said before, this has been one of the hardest achievements for me as an adult.
1. Was it easy? Absolutely NO
2. If I could do it over again, would I still make myself shed the pounds? YES, yes, yesssss!
3. How did I stay motivated? Part by looking in the mirror, often, as in several times a day. Looking around myself, and seeing fat people everywhere, and knowing I don't want to feel that way again. Also, I know I deserve to have a body full of energy and be light to move around in to make memories in.
My point: it all starts with one pound at a time, one health choice at a time, one "Yes, I can" at a time, and one day, week, month, year at a time.
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