The first time the scales went over 100 pounds, I was shocked. That day, sometime in early 2015, I decided to buy a body scale paired with a special application.
So I had the truth not only in the bathroom in mind, but every day in the app and was motivated to get me back in shape.
I read nutrition books, walked like a lunatic several times a week, and tried to avoid sweets. I was determined to finally fight Kilos.
In August of the same year we were expecting my first child, and by then I had to become a new person, I decided that.
So I started, radically reducing my daily calorie intake, sometimes going to sports several times a day (swimming and running), doing a 7-minute workout every night and feeling invincible: Nothing and no one could stop me!
The first ten pounds disappeared extremely quickly, and then I made the first, decisive mistake: rest on your laurels.
The hoof is just waiting for this day – the day when you think you have everything under control, you don't eat junk, you move enough, you pay attention to yourself.
The first running unit failed, "bad weather, I'll catch up tomorrow morning," then there was barbecue, there was no sport. Yes, grilled foods are full of sugar, but the meat tastes only half, and tomorrow morning I go anyway.
What's up. After the movie theater barbecue, I'm clearly off to the start. A popcorn movie, no way! No, I play sports.
A week later it was raining. Seven Days Sofa, Netflix & Chill. If you lie on your lazy face all day, it is extremely difficult to get up for a 7-minute session in the evening.
It sounds weird, but it is. So let it go, then tomorrow! So it went on. I told myself it wouldn't be a problem, I did a lot of sports.
Run every day, every day the same route. I didn't have any more. Swimming in the pool several times a week, the weather was great this summer, always a 7-minute workout in the evening.
At some point I realized that all I was talking about was playing sports every day. But I haven’t done that in a while. My weight barely changed and fluctuated for the most part by several pounds up or down.
Because of the radical renunciation of many things, the real attacks of eating passed at me at regular intervals. The tropical fruit bag – even today I think I'm addicted to dry tropical fruit pickers – has disappeared faster than you might say "cat in call".
The changes only work with the plan
I usually spend the holidays since our daughter was born in August. Four weeks is a lot of free time that I use every year in different ways.
Last, in 2017, I was mostly busy going to parties, drinking alcohol, and lying in the sun. Last year, on my first day of vacation, I watched a documentary on Netflix that deeply impressed me ("What Health").
Healthy food has always been a pain for me: breakfast was never on my menu, at noon there was "something fast" from the butcher shop or fast food shop, mostly McDonalds on the way home or drinks from the freezer in the evening.
My daughter, who is mostly vegetarian at the age of four (she has no idea what that means, but simply enjoys more fruits, vegetables and cheese rather than meat and sausages) has not stopped me.
There has always been different food for us. For them, avocados, olives, sheep cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc., for me, are frozen pizzas or burgers, plus always beer – at least.
I spent the first week of my vacation in 2018 thinking about the documentation, re-reading the nutrition books and setting out a plan.
As has been shown in recent weeks and months, a plan from my point of view is the key to success. There is so much you can do, read, think about – without a written plan you will almost certainly not succeed.
At the same time, I started to move more. The last time I ran a few months ago, the bad (rather: not available) was my condition.
So I started my long hike, first three kilometers, then five, at the end of the second week I was six to eight kilometers – every day!
It is not crucial to make miles of walking every day – in fact, no one has time – but to start! Return your body to exercise, to the fresh air.
In parallel with writing my plan, I put away all the dishes that didn't fit my new lifestyle: sweets, ready meals, canned food, Nutella (which was my hardest time), sausages and meat.
At the same time, new foods moved into my fridge: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, beans, lettuce, carrots and lots of cereals and seeds.
I don't want to fool anyone, the beginning was difficult. If you've been following the diet, fat, meat, etc. for a while, everything I mentioned above isn't tasty at first.
You can eat it, for sure. It's also not like I've never eaten vegetables, fruit or salad in my life, but as a side dish, not as a main course.
However, from experience I can say that taste buds adapt – to each of us several times a day. Over time, you & # 39; ll be able to eat every now and then & # 39; it becomes & # 39; wow, really delicious! & # 39 ;.
I never thought I'd be happy about fresh broccoli, I even lacked fresh vegetables if I didn't get it for a few days.
And it works
Today, over a year later, I lost 33 pounds, still playing sports regularly and trying to eat as healthy as possible.
I drink alcohol at most once a week and only allow one day of cheating a week. What still helps me: my plan.
Every Sunday I create a weekly schedule that includes meals (or ideas for that matter) and my sports program for the coming week. I do sports three times a week, always cardio and strength per unit), and if I feel like it, I often walk a few miles on Sundays.
At a slower pace, always within a heart rate of 120 beats per minute, to properly enhance fat burning.
It works, for me and for the many people who have read my book Agile Attitude in the meantime, in which I write in detail how anyone can change their lives and their habits without pain.
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