Starting the New Year with a Plan and a Fistful of Food!
Another year is in the bag, so I ask you... what do you wish to accomplish this year?
Perhaps get a new job? A new look? A new outlook? A new romance? Learn something new? Lose weight?
The possibilites, much like life, are endless! And the solution has never been simplier, the KEY is changing your mindset! Ohhh, that simple, you think to yourself mockingly? Yes, mofo, it is that simple!
When I decided to lose the weight, my motivating factor was health. Allow me to explain: I am closing in on the BIG 4-0 and the reality of getting older is inevitable, so I asked myself, "Do I really want to cut the quality of my life by being FAT? And what if I fell down or had a heart attack? (Both very likely and COMMON) I more than likely would die right then and there, because I would be too heavy to move. I would die, prematurely, fat, and surrounded by others who wanted to help, but couldn't. THAT is the REASON I decided to lose weight.
At the beginning of last year, I decided to start a diet, a creation of my own, which sadly, did not work out. I practiced portion control, but I still ate a lot of crap, including too much sugar. Then, in August 2013, I decided to revamp my eating habits by opening a book. I re-read Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution (2002 edition) and used that as my Bible, along with a three different low carb websites that I still use for inspiration. At that time, I was about 167 pounds, today I weigh in at 132. During the holidays, my plan was to maintain that weight (I did!) even though I hogged out at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's!
This year -- I'm going for broke, baby!
I am still a chunky monkey, but this chunky monkey has a plan!!!! My plan is to build muscle and I have set a deadline for March 20, 2014, the first day of Spring to reach my goal physique. Obviously muscle weighs more than fat, so precise measurements must be key. I also will visit my doctor to get a print out of my cholestrol, body fat and so on.
I plan on keeping you updated monthly, along with giving you an insight of my exercise regime and let us not forget all the glorious food I plan on consuming with pleasure!
I hope I have given you some food for thought, and I wish you nothing but the best in the coming new year. Remember, YOU ARE WORTH IT! Summer bodies are made in the Winter! So, onward hoooo, mofo, onward hooooo!!
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I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
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