Making progress in working towards a healthier lifestyle doesn’t always directly translate to pounds lost on a scale, but Michele learns there are other ways to measure progress…
While I am happy with the progress I am making, I was a little disappointed to see that the numbers on the scale seem to be stuck this week. I’m eating right and exercising A LOT, but I don’t seem to be losing additional weight. On Saturday I had my 8-week check in with Alicia and learned that I’ve lost 8 and a half inches! I am psyched! It’s no wonder my pants aren’t fitting! The more weight and inches I lose, the more motivated I am becoming. I am diligent about my calorie intake and about making sure I drink enough water and continue exercising daily… or almost daily! This is definitely a lifestyle change in that I don’t even have to think about “what’s for dinner?” because I know what my options are – and they are healthy.
Kara is keeping me balanced by giving me recipes, food choices and encouraging me to try new things. I am continuing to try foods that I’ve never tried and never thought I would. This week I was visiting a healthy friend and she encouraged me to try hummus. I liked it so much that on the way home from her house, I stopped and bought some! Not only do I like it, but I’ve introduced my husband and my daughter to it and they like it too. Another healthy option for the whole family.
When I grocery shop, I stick to the outer aisles of the store like I always should have done, but didn’t do. I fill my basket with fruits, vegetables, lean meats and healthy grains. I snack and meal plan so I won’t be caught off guard. I bring water bottles everywhere, along with a baggie of sliced vegetables and an apple or banana. I am truly not hungry because I eat small healthy snacks throughout the day. This is all common knowledge that I have known for years, but I never thought important enough to do in my everyday life. Now that I am doing it, I am not looking back!
I am healthy. And I know I will continue to get healthier.
Leave a comment: How do you measure progress besides the number on the scale?
Be Healthy. Be Balanced.