So I decided late December that I would run a Biggest Loser Challenge on Facebook. I invited my friends and we got a group ready to start on January 5th. I've run these challenges in the past and usually do pretty well, so I figured it would be the kick in the ass I needed to get healthy once and for all. But when I'm done with the challenges, maintenance is always my worst enemy.
See, I have never known how to just maintain my weight. It's not just EASY for me. I always gain it back. So who was to say this time would be any different?
I met with a trainer at the gym on base who did a free fitness assessement - weight, calipers, inches. I saw her every 6 weeks for the first few months.
People have asked me how I lost the weight - I know people want a magic pill. I know people want there to be a quick fix. I know because I've lived it. I used to pore over people's Instagram's and Facebook pages and see how they lost the weight. I knew I couldn't do any fads. No low carb, no low calorie, no gimmicks. I had to pick from different approaches and carve out a plan that worked for me. I stuck to a lower carb plan but still eat plenty of carbs (150g per day). I try to get at least 100g of protein per day. I limit sugar. I work out 6 days a week. In the beginning I was doing cardio and weights most days, then running took over my life. LOL. I'm still running 4-5 days a week but plan to get back to weights 2-3x week next week.
To date, I have lost 55 pounds. And I'm not done. So stay tuned!!