It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been focusing on getting well after being sick for two months. I am happy to say that I am feeling much better! Now I am researching new plans and ready to get back into the groove!
One thing that I have been sticking to is a weekly workout with my friend. However, I haven’t lost any weight as of yet. I know this is because I haven’t really stuck to a diet and exercising one day a week really doesn’t give results.
Therefore, I have decided to keep it simple at the moment. I am going start counting calories instead of a “diet”. I will make healthier choices, but mostly it will come down to moderation. I often feel like dieting actually makes me want to rebel more than just counting my calories.
As for exercise, I am going to begin P90x. I just want to try it out. But if I don’t start losing the weight, I’ll go back to a simple plan. I want muscles, but I wan’t to lose the fat more!
Gonna try my best!
As you may know, from my previous post, I was planning on taking the plunge into veganism starting tomorrow. However, a recent diagnosis of bronchitis has officially postponed my plan. Trying to make changes to your body when it’s already weak is not a good idea. That being said my new plan is to begin my kick-start on May 1, 2013. Hopefully I am healthy and ready to begin my journey.
So, before I started writing this post I was pondering to myself. I was trying to decide whether this infliction was a mere coincidence or maybe a sign. About a month ago, when I started dabbling with the idea of vegetarianism, I became ill with a terrible sinus infection. Thinking it was just a setback, I waited to start changing my diet until I became well again. Now, seeing the same scenario come up, I wonder if this could be a sign that a plant based diet is not for me. I have always been a person of fate; things happen for a reason.
Therefore, I have decided that maybe “the third times the charm”. The first of May, I will attempt my plan once more. If I find myself ill again I will take that as a sign and move on. I will still continue to find a healthy way of living that works for me. I’m just not the type of person to tempt fate.
Recently I have been looking into specific diet plans to get my weight loss journey under way. Within the last month, I have been researching a vegetarian lifestyle. I have been preparing to kick-start my weight loss by giving up all animal products and oils for 21 days. I have all ready put in a lot of effort towards this change. However, I am starting to rethink this plan. I know for sure I am not the type of person to give up allanimal products. Meat is doable but, I love cheese, yogurt, etc. far too much to give up forever. Plus after a month of limited meat eating, I really miss it. After considering all of the facts and my personal preferences I have come to a decision. I am going to take this “challenge” head on! I’ve been reflecting a lot on my past attempts to change my relationship with food. None of them have succeeded because I always gave up. I want to see this change through because I have all ready invested so much effort into it. I’m not saying that I will be a vegan, or vegetarian for that matter, after my 21 days are up, but I wan to try. If anything I will learn new ways to enjoy healthy food. Not to mention loose a few pounds. I know this may sound like I’m being flaky. Maybe I am. I just want to experiment a little to find the right path for me.
That being said, I will be starting my kick-start April 1st, 2013. So, that gives me four days to get ready. Hope I can last 21 days without cheese. Here’s to trying new things! =)
If you are interested in becoming a vegetarian/vegan check this book out for more info:
21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal D. Barnard, MD
To start I’m going to talk a little bit about myself. My name is Devonne and I have been overweight almost my whole life. Ever since I was a kid I can remember being bigger than the other girls. I know part of it is my build, but a lot is the excess weight. I am now 25 years old and have decided that I want to live as long as possible. Which means I do not want an early death due to being overweight and all the health problems that can lead to. Also, I would like to be a mom at some point, and I want to make sure I am there for my children.
That being said, I have decided to publish my journey for a couple reasons. First, it is time for me to get really serious about getting healthy. I am taking this very much to heart. I am researching diet plans, exercise methods, and documenting every step I take. I feel that if make a habbit of sharing my experience, I will want to continue towards my goal and be proud to share my success everyday. Secondly, I want to motivate and help others to reach their goals. Plus learning the same from others. There are so many people out there struggle with weight problems. If we all inspire each other we can achieve anything!
That being said, this blog will essentially include my experiences in myweightloss journey. I’m not trying to sell anyone on the perfect way to loss weight. I simple want to try different things and document my success or even failure. Basically this will be my fitness diary. Anyone who’s willing to learn with me, let’s do this!