Fab dinner of chicken and veg. Fresh have these ready made pots of veg. Today i got the fajita mix and chopped carrots. When youre tired after work theyre great as you just have to throw them on the pan.
Quick, simple and tasty meal.
So I was flicking back through my profile for some motivation and saw this progress picture. I will never forget how proud I was when I first saw this comparison. In the first picture I was 16.5st (my starting weight) and in the second I was 13.7 st (a total of 26lbs/2.12st) and I am aiming to get back to it. I weighed in at 15st so I'm aiming to be at 13.5st for Christmas which would bring me to a total loss of 3st. I also have my date for my wedding booked and really don't want to shy away from the cameras and fee uncomfortable on my...I mean our big day😂😍❤️ #weightlossblog#weightlossmotivation#weightwatchers#weightwatchersireland#progresspicture#motivation#challenge
You don’t need to track your calories
Now before I go into this topic, I will say a lot of people will probably disagree with me. But hey, that’s the fitness industry, a bunch of egotistical barely qualified people who think their way is the only way to make progress. I used to be the exact same. Sure, you must go paleo and then it was gluten free.
Now the craze is counting every calorie down to that last grain of rice. Now counting calories does work. Dropping lbs pretty much comes down to a being in a calorie deficit, this means just taking in less calories than you need. So, counting calories is a foolproof way of knowing you’re in a deficit and therefore creating the proper conditions for change.
The issue here is counting calories for the general public is extremely obsessive. It’s just more numbers to get hung up and obsessed with. If you want to step on stage as a bodybuilder or fitness model then yes counting calories is essential, but if you just want to feel a little better in yourself then it’s not necessary.
So, what’s the alternative?
For most people, creating awareness around daily habits and food intake along with regular exercise is enough to create the changes they want to see and enjoy the journey at the same time. It can be sometimes slower as it takes time to figure out these habits and start implementing change. But taking the time to figure this out usually means you won’t rebound backwards.
If you’re obsessively counting calories, and you see good changes, you may eventually get sick of counting calories, and the fact that you have not figured out your daily habits or tried to change then, you will soon fall back into old habits and the lbs pile back on.
So, figuring out habits is essential. This is the key to creating long lasting change. Once you have these figured out then you could consider counting calories as you have a good foundation already built. Ways around getting obsessive about calorie counting would be to pay a trainer to create a plan for you based around the foods you like. Then you can factor in the few drinks at the weekend or going out for food with friends without throwing your whole plan off.
Oh man.... HAPPY POST!!! Thank @skinnydoll for my glorious box of goodies 😍 totally awesome and especially the US goodies which we don't get here... lovin the yellow for Wexford packaging too... cannot wait to try it all out! 😁