However, last year I decided that enough was enough and I was going to start eating more healthy and exercising more regularly. I have been able to stick to my healthier lifestyle goals for all of 2013, so my goal for 2014 is to just keep up the good work!
I am very excited about what I was able to accomplish. I have never felt better. But instead of going on and on about everything I did I will just mention a few things I learned throughout the year.
I learned a lot about my body and food. I learned even more about how my body reacts to the food I put into it. I also learned that a little bit of exercise every now and then wasn't going to cut it, definitely helps but doesn't make the pounds come off. I also learned that every one is different…different bodies, different weight loss/gain, different workout habits, different everything. Find what works best for you and keep doing it!
But most of all I have made two realizations through this last year of healthier living...
#1 Slow and steady wins the race. Just be consistent and do things that are manageable for your schedule/lifestyle and you will not only see a difference but healthy eating and regular exercise will become a part of your daily routine (not just something you are doing to lose weight).
#2 When eating, use the 80% rule. Make good healthy choices 80% of the time and you will see results while still enjoying a cheat meal here and there. Life isn't fun if we can't enjoy yummy but bad for you food every once in a while.
I took measurements so I could track my effort!