I’m really frustrated today. I was doing so well, I was losing weight and transforming my body and then I became cocky and went back to eating poorly. The phrase you cannot outwork a bad diet is true. I went to the gym 6 days last week and worked out as much as I could each time. And then I ran about 3 miles after each workout! Yet, when I weighed myself, I had gained 2.7 lbs. At first I was shocked when I saw the gain on the scale and frankly, I was ready to give up on my workout plan. But when I thought back to what I ate during the week, it became clear what was the culprit to my unwanted gains. Too much processed food, late night eating, and a heavy carbohydrate intake overpowered my consistency at the gym. So now it is time for me to get back to my routine that helped me stay on track.
- Show me the veggies – I need to have vegetables at both lunch and dinner. Adding spinach, broccoli, kale, green beans, peas, and other greens will help clean my system and give me the nutrients my body needs to keep up with my intense work out regiment.
- Water, Water, Water!– Drinking at least 2 liters of water a day can help increase your metabolism by almost 30%!
- Log food intake – Making sure that I know what I am placing into my body will be pivotal to making sure that I am staying on track with my goal to lose weight.
There are going to be bumps in the road to achieving my goal. But I can’t let one bad week snowball. I know that I will come back from this even stronger if I follow my simple keys to success. I can do this, and I will be better than the last time!