I have been on a health trend for a while now. I reduced my intake of unnecessary sugars, fats, and carbs. To be honest I feel different. I feel more confident in myself because I have been putting in work to get where I want to see myself at. I workout at least four times a week, sometimes all seven days! I don’t know if I’ve lost weight because I plan to weigh myself once a month, and my next weigh in is on July 16, but I think I lost something. It feels like I lost a pound!
One of the most important things I think you need to keep in mind when working out is the amount of calories in and the amount out. I seriously can’t stress that enough. You need to eat less calories and burn more calories in order to burn your fat and start getting leaner. And it makes sense to do so. I, for example, use FitnessPal which is an app that helps me keep track of what I eat. This app also helps me determine how many calories I should eat if I want to lose weight. The calories it suggest you eat for the whole day depend on your weight, height, and the goal you set. I want to lose 1 pound a week and to do so I have to eat less than 1500 calories a day. Sometimes I go over and eat 1700 but I burn like 200 calories from a brisk walk at around the park.
Calorie counting seriously helps reduce the intake of useless foods like Twinkie’s and Soda.
I also want to say I feel more athletic. When I first started I went for a hike at Griffith Park. The incline on the trail I took killed me. I was going at a super slow pace and I felt like I was dying. Now because of my mini stepper and constant walking I was able to hike that same trail 3 weeks after I first started to exercise. I definitely see the benefit of an active lifestyle there. One day I hope to be able to run and not get tired. Until that day I’m just going to continue doing what I’m doing and trying to establish a healthy relationship with food and myself.