Weight gain is such a trigger for me and my eating disorder. It’s an automatic thing for me to fill up on coffee and keep my focus on anything but food when the extra pounds start building up. The difference from then and now is I catch myself and I know it won’t end well if it continues.
So what’s next? Giving myself a great pep talk and dealing with it in a healthy way.
STOP BEING NEGATIVE! Weight gain happens to everyone. It comes from anywhere. Stress, being super busy, events, change of diet, water weight, clutter in your home, loss of motivation, an emotional barrier that is contributing to feeling like you need that extra layer, PMS or just plain laziness.
Weight gain happens to the best of us and it is OK. Being focused on the negative will only make you feel depressed. Focusing on the fact that it can be fixed is what’s going to make the difference.
FIGURE OUT WHY! The weight is coming from somewhere. The question is why it’s happening. It is so important to always ask why! Figuring out where the weight is coming from will make it that much easier to lose it. Find the problem and solve it. Are you eating lots of fatty foods? Are you emotionally eating? Is your schedule making it harder to work out? Are you dehydrated?
Learning what your reasonings are will teach yourself about what habits you fall into and that will only help you make better decisions later.
Why have I gained weight?: Laziness, dehydration and eating bad foods.
EAT! Now, how the fuck does that help you lose this extra weight?? Well… it’s not about how much I eat, it’s about what I eat. Eating junk food is easy. Feeding your body processed food is fast and delicious. But let’s face it, it makes you fat if you eat enough of it.
I went to the grocery store this past Sunday and bought nothing but nutritional food. Foods that actually give my body the means to lose the fat I want and gain muscle to keep me lean and strong. Eating less will just make my body go into starvation mode and keep the fat it can even longer. The more I workout, the more I have to eat.
DRINK WATER! Keeping yourself hydrated is so important, I can’t say it enough… Eight cups a day at LEAST. Can’t stand water? Put some fruit in it and keep it moving. Can’t seem to drink enough? Here are some ways that might help you.
WORK OUT! Sitting on the couch and consuming food doesn’t do anybody any good for weight loss. I love the feeling of working out. The burn and sense of relief afterward are truly addicting. When it comes down to getting that first motivation to start is what kills the action of actually starting. It can be hard. But, I am determined to get a schedule going this week to get my groove back on.
I like to work out after lunch time, Ariana takes a nap and I like to do a little of cardio and then strength training. Reminding myself about the workouts I enjoy keeps me motivated to do them again. I have the passion for writing lists and making plans but I am not always good at going through with them. I know, my bad habits.. I want to lose a few pounds, so I feel pretty good about it. Figure out what keeps you motivated.
Just remember, you are so beautiful. Everybody fluctuates, give yourself a break and once you figure out what the reasoning behind it is, it becomes motivation.
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