I've always been proud of my love of food. I come from a strong professional background and it's without a doubt that I'm considered a foodie. However now with my new found success it's come with a lot of sitting at a desk while in the past I'd be on my feet for multiple hours at a time. This has started taking a toll on my poor body and giving my busy schedule it didn't take long for things to get out of hand.... While filling out some paperwork for life insurance I realized that I was about 10 pounds away from being considered "overweight" for my height which was a harsh reality that I'd really did a number for myself.
The busy lifestyle comes with a lot of eating on the go of course which is a factor in my weight gain along with hours of sitting at a desk and of course the worst of all SNACKING ... on everything bad for you! Haha SO now that I'd found the reasons I had to make a plan to combat it.
I am terrible for saying "I don't have time to work out I have to do ....." or "I'm just too busy today, I'll get back on track tomorrow..." it's all fun and dandy once in awhile but when it's happening daily you have a problem!
I have watched many friends and coworkers try various diets and weight loss techniques and I've seen almost all of them fail... Those trendy diets (in my experience) just lead to a little loss and then when you stop the diet you gain more than you initially lost... This was really not a road I wanted to go down as well... The people I've seen that have been successful have gone with the simple theories; burn more than you consume. A healthy lifestyle and smart meal planning (and maintaining it as a lifestyle NOT a diet) seems to be by far the most effective way to be the person you want to be in the mirror.
I know it's so simple so why don't we all do it? Because burgers are delicious that's why! Discipline is going to be the biggest challenge for me I know because I can justify pretty much aaaannythhiiiiing if it tastes delicious... Or if I'm in a rush.... Or if it's the weekend... Oh god this is going to be hard haha.
To help the adventure I have a pretty purple fitbit that yells at me if I've been sitting for too long, and a promise to myself that I will make this a priority which means of course putting a couple other things on the back burner so I don't have an excuse. This was also a difficult realization because that means I need to take time away from growing my business by dropping ads and controlling how much work I take on, as heart breaking as it was, this was important enough to make it worth it.