Hello everyone! This blog is just a little update on how my weight loss journey has been going from a previous blog I made about my goals for the end of 2020 and onward for 2021. I’m sure many of us had a bit of a weight issue when 2020 came around; with the lockdown, we couldn’t go out as often as we wanted to, so we’d often eat more of what we had at home. That was something I eventually started doing myself. I’ve said before that I wanted to lose at least 10 pounds before 2020 was over and if I did do so I would try to push to lose 5-10 more pounds by June of 2021. I’m proud to say that I did achieve my goal of losing 10 pounds before 2020 ended. I even managed to lose little over five more pounds at this time; soon enough I was told by the doctors that I’m at a healthy weight for my height! So I wanted to share what I did to get to this point.
Moderation: This was and still somewhat a bit difficult for me to do; I love food and sometimes can’t resist eating more than I’m supposed to. So I decided to moderate my diet based on what I did in the day; if I have to go somewhere and it made me walk a bit, I’d eat more and vise versa. I’ll even try to save meals for the next day if they are served in a huge portion.
Exercise Routine: I decided that I would do the exercise routine five times a week(on weekdays) as it’s recommended to exercise five times a week. I’ve been keeping track of when I start my routine and let me tell you, I always end up being exhausted or out of breath afterwards which is good. Least it means I’ve been giving it my all throughout the routine.
I also have a habit of weighing myself in the morning to see if I’ve truly lost or gained weight since you weigh less in the morning than at night and I keep track of it using an app. I do all this on my own because I’m more comfortable that way but if you’re not fine with that, USG’s Campus Recreation Center (CRC) still has virtual classes if you prefer exercising with a group.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, let me know and I’ll get back to you! Hope you all enjoyed the blog and I’ll see you in the next one! 🙂
Congratulations! I forgot about the five times/week rule. I should really get into that habit.
Thank you Laura! It was difficult at some point to keep the routine but once you get the hang of it, it comes as second nature! 🙂