Here is the final is a result of my weight loss journey 2016, and I am ready to tackle 2017!! Are you with me?? 💪🏾 My weight loss journey was recently captured in an awesome article! Link is listed below, check it out.
I wanted to take time to follow up with you. Overall I lost 50 pounds, and I have been able to maintain. When I say it is a lifestyle, it is just that. I have had days I had to force myself to go to the gym, or turn down pizza or donuts (my favorite) when everyone at the job is eating it. I thought I would be able to pig out for the holidays, but I couldn’t. My body is so trained, I was able to stay in my normal daily calorie intake.
My goal for 2017 is not to lose any more weight, but continue to maintain as well as tone up. With that I set my calorie goal a little higher, to 1500 calories per day. I did that in order to leave room to gain muscle.
I believe you have to set realistic goals for any weight loss or fitness process. With those goals set, you need tangible behaviors on how to achieve it. You can say… I’ll go to the gym 3 times a week. Ok, that’s great! But what will you do with your time there? Another example, you’ll drink more water? Again, great! But how much water will you commit to each day? So setting goals are great, but you have to have the behaviors to achieve the success you are looking for.
Outside of attending the gym, I will continue to participate in a weekly spin class as well as a weekly kickboxing class. Did you know you can shave pounds from your waist by attending a spin class? Both classes will help you transform your body. For all of you in the DFW area I attend Spin Classes at Flywheel, you have the option to pay per class if you can not commit to a full package. Your first visit is only $15. I attend Kickboxing Classes at iLoveKickboxing, and I know for sure they have locations throughout the US. You can purchase 5 classes at an introductory rate of $29.99. I am sure many gyms will have discounts the beginning of the year, make sure to take advantage. Warning…. iLoveKickboxing will send you a ridiculous amount of emails, make sure to go in and change your settings once you sign up.
If you don’t get anything from this story, takeaway the two main objectives I use… Prayer and Discipline. I wouldn’t be where I am today without either one.
I will have a few Fitness Coaches on a Podcast Episode. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions for the coaches.