Here is an update of what I’ve been up to since the start of this year and the last time I posted.
Where Am I Now?
Let me answer some questions about what I’ve been up to:
- Did you meet your goal weight?
- Yes. My goal weight milestone 1 was 135. I hit that last year. My goal weight milestone 2 was 145. I hit that at the beginning of this year. My current weight is 155. I’ve gained a total of 40 pounds since I started a few years ago.
- How is your diet?
- No, I no longer diet and have spent the past year eating more intentional. I eat out a few times a week and will stick to meals with rice or pasta. I am still eating quite a bit of carbs and protein.
- Do you still go to the gym?
- No. I actually stopped working out all together and have been walking more. I’ve been trying other methods of staying active such as walking or playing with my cat.
- How’s work?
- I got a promotion! YAY! I am a branch manager now. I think this shift will cause a shift in how I active I am. I completed my first week in my new role and I felt like I was at my computer so much. I am hoping once I get more comfortable in my new role that I will walk more.
- Anything you’ve learned along the way so far?
- I like to eat. I’ve learned to eat in moderation and learned to accept my new body. It was hard at first because my clothes stopped fitting and I had to donate a lot of clothes.
- Don’t waist money buying a bunch of new clothes unless you are sure you are done bulking. I bought pants six months ago that no longer fit me.
- Be sure to understand your genetics. Genetics play a huge role in where your weight goes and understanding your body type.
- Get a physical and blood panel at your doctor. I am anemic and it caused me to be sleepy and have extreme fatigue. After getting an infusion it helped a lot.
- Aim to get at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Sleep plays a huge role in overall mood and muscle recovery.
- Get your stress under control. Stress levels play a huge role in overall health. You can be the healthiest person but if you don’t manage your stress you are still at risk.
Take your time and set attainable goals. Listen to your body and don’t forget to give yourself a break! You’ve got this!