Things I’m Currently Doing For My Tranformation #GetFitDLH
So a few people have reached out to me asking what I'm currently doing that is giving me results. As of this morning, I am 258 Pounds.
I'm not a health expert but I have done a lot of reading, and know my own body. So here are a few things I am currently doing to help my weight loss. Keep in mind I am bigger so I will see faster losses than someone who is smaller.
One of the things I've read which strikes as possibly the greatest thing I've heard about getting healthy is your mindset.
I am facing this not as a diet, because diets are temporary, but instead as a change in lifestyle. I don't want temporary changes. I want a more permanent healthy life.
I am absolutely horrible about this. One of the meals I skip most often before I started was breakfast. To get around that I just make myself a protein shake right away in the morning. It is not the best but it works for me and my lifestyle.
For lunch I actually have to set an alarm to remind myself. Then right away in the afternoon I eat something when I get home and then maybe a small snack prior to 6:00 PM.
I have had heartburn for years, so I naturally didn't eat within a couple hours of bedtime. However, I read that it is better for you if you set a time in the evening and choose not to eat after that time. I made 6:00 PM my time. If I really am hungry I have a handful of almonds.
I have a huge 64 ounce jug of water at home, and one at work. I typically drink 2-3 of those jugs a day. Yes I have to run to the restroom every 20 minutes or so but it helps me digest easier.
I am being very restrictive about what I eat. However, that doesn't mean I don't go and have a meal out occasionally. I don't think of it as cheating. I also don't reward myself either. Then I would get on the slippery slope of "Hey I stretched! Time to eat a brownie.".
I just control my portions.
I set a higher goal than most would of 4 pounds per week over the course of 5 weeks. It is a tough goal but since I am bigger it is achievable. I want to be able to achieve my goal and not give up hope if I don't hit a ludicrous I set.
I've known for awhile that my weight fluctuates regularly throughout the day. So, I don't step on the scale more than once per day. Some fitness experts even suggest only doing it once per week.
I am tracking my loss more closely, so every morning as soon as I wake up I mark my weight.
This is probably the bane of my existence right now. Because of the nature of my job, having a set workout schedule is very hard. So I go when I can. This is usually about 3 times per week for me and I do some cardio 20 Minutes bike, and some moderate lifting.
So I am not tempted to just grab something at a fast food place, I prepare my meals ahead of time. I found these bags of frozen diced chicken that you can dole out portions and reseal the bag. I put some in a bowl in microwave, nuke it, and add some lettuce. Typically my lunch is a chicken salad with a little Ranch dressing.
I don't have to go to the gym. I get to go to the gym. I don't have to eat my chicken salad (or healthy meal), I get to.