I haven’t blogged in a few months, I lost my motivation around September, I was still going to the gym religiously but wasn’t getting any fat loss results – in fact, my body was storing fat and I was looking chubby and bloated.
To try and combat this, I was eating minimal amounts during the day – my average daily in take would be around 900 calories, and I was obessing over food. I was hungry all the time and after I had eaten, all I could think about was when I was going to eat next.
On the weekends I would drink alcohol and I would over eat.
During the week I found myself bingeing on things like dried fruit, nuts, peanut butter – anything I could get my hands on in the pantry. This put me in a really bad headspace, and combine this with intense training with no results, I was frustrated and hating how I looked.
My boyfriend always says to me, if you don’t like a situation – CHANGE IT!
So after a morning of training where I felt like I looked terrible, and a few tears, that’s what I did.
I spoke to my trainer and he recommended I go and see a nutritionist. I like to think I eat fairly healthy, but going to see the nutritionist has totally opened my eyes about portion control and eating the right amounts for the body.
In my first week on my new plan (which was MORE calories that what I had been consuming) I lost 800g of fat, the week after, 1kg of fat.
It reminded me that it REALLY is about nutrition. You can’t out train a bad diet.
I had a trip to Hawaii in October where I indulged a bit in food and alcohol, and put on 1kg of fat, but I lost that the week I returned by just getting back on my plan.
I’ve found my motivation again, and I’m loving the gym, I’m loving my nutrition plan and I’m loving the results I’m seeing.
My goal is to be at 16% body fat. My last measurement had me sitting at 22.9%. I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m confident I’m going to get there, and I’m enjoying the journey.
It’s a battle everyday because I work so hard and I want to see my hard work pay off immediately, but I know that to lose the fat in a healthy way and to keep it off, it has to be a steady and sometimes slow plight.
I’ve starting doing a lot of research around nutrition and training, and reading other fitness blogs to make sure I’m well informed. I have a great support team in my boyfriend, my trainer and my nutritionist and have found my passion for fitness and nutrition once more.
Now I feel I’m back on track, I’m going to start blogging again – second time lucky!