Because of the impending day of doom, also known as L’s wedding, I have been hardcore healthy girl lately. This week has been the best week I have ever had for eating right and working out.
Only problem? Every day I feel like I am starving!
Of course I am not actually starving. I am eating plenty of calories to keep my body functioning properly. The amount I am currently eating is what a healthy, normal sized person my age should be eating. But nevertheless, I get hungry quite often during the day.
What this has made me realize is how silly I have been with my “healthy living” until now. What a joke I have been making of my efforts! Being hardcore makes me realize that I was not even close to doing well with my weight loss process. I was eating way too much and definitely not working out hard enough in the gym to lose weight. Sure I was doing cardio that will help keep my heart healthy, but it was not enough to make my body drop weight.
I told my trainer friend that I needed to lose as much weight as quickly as possible so he gave me a couple different workouts that have been kicking my butt. My first trainer recommended workout was climbing stairs. Gotta be honest, that was not something I would have done without his encouragement. 20 minutes of climbing up and then climbing down 3 1/2 flights of stairs is HARD WORK! Apparently I only do HARD WORK when I am in HARDCORE mode which is silly, but really I am amazed at how lazy my workouts have been before lately before this period of hardcore activity.
Now on to the food part of my hardcore plan… I am not eating anywhere near as much as I was! I am eating much smaller meals and snacks. And I am telling myself “NO” when I have cravings or want to eat a ton of food that I don’t need. And I have been telling myself “NO” to my dearest love: sugar. Yes, I have cut out as much sugar as possible because the first thing Trainer Friend told me was, cut out sugar. So I have… and I miss it. I will definitely bring back sugar after the wedding is over (hello wedding cake!).
This is hard, but I have to do it. L’s wedding is in 16 days!!! I hope I fit in my dress by then. I would give you an update, but honestly I am scared to try it on. But I think it will happen because I am Hardcore Mary.