For the last week I have made an effort to stay below 50g of sugar a day, get 7-8 ours of sleep a night, eat healthy meals/snacks and keep it booze free.
- My Monday 5/18 7:30AM weigh in was 196.4 lbs
- My Saturday 5/23 9:00AM weigh in was 186.6 lbs
Does taking active control of your diet, workout schedule, and sleep schedule have an immediate effect? For me it does!
This isn’t rocket science. This is accountability, this is commitment, this is being able to follow through and achieve a goal. At the end of the day, unless you have something medically going on with you (thyroid issues, hormone imbalances, you are pregnant, cancer, etc.) you should be able to “dial it in” for 2 weeks. It may not be as fun as eating and drinking whatever you want, whenever you want, but it does allow you to reset.
At the end of the day, during your fitness journey, losing weight is the most difficult part of the process. You have to realize where your bad habits are, and work to break them. When you are at your goals, it is MUCH EASIER, as you have typically learned what good habits you need to embrace. Plus the act of maintaining is much easier than “Losing Weight,” or for that matter, significantly improving athletic performance. Maintaining means doing what you are used to. Improving your fitness level takes you back to that commitment, follow through, and decision to achieve. That takes effort.
Anything worth doing usually does take effort.
You can do this!
Keep Kicking Ass!