A few days ago I wrote a post about my fitness journey throughout my lifetime and my current effort to lose weight. I’m going to start just having a general reflection about my struggles, my motivations and tips and tricks if I discover any, so here it goes…
Starting A New Diet
I started the keto diet on Sunday after a binge eat on Saturday. The previous week I had started to go the gym on a daily basis which I was quite proud of. I was feeling great because I was exercising, yet I would struggle with eating. I ate snacks at night and never felt full. So on Saturday night after a binge eat, I decided enough was enough and went on the keto diet the next day. Up until then, I was trying intermittent fasting but failed at it and snacked during my fasting hours because I was so hungry. I haven’t entirely ditched the intermittent fasting, I just added keto to it and it’s too early to see if it’s working but it’s going well so far.
It’s been four days and so far so good with the keto. I have been mainly eating proteins with salad, cheese and a whole lot of hot sauce. I do miss carbs a little bit, however; there’s this wonderful bread flour substitute called almond meal and it’s fantastic. It brings me so much joy that there is some kind of bread substance that I can eat on keto so I’m quite optimistic.
I have also been tracking my calories to ensure I stay under 1200 calories, it’s not a massive issue if I do go over but it’s my goal for now. Today I almost didn’t track my calories, then I watched blogilaties video about her 90 day weight loss challenge and was then motivated again to continue. Because I was really upset today I almost didn’t track my calories and was prone to binge eating. I managed to refrain from binge eating so I am quite proud of myself.
Hitting the Gym
This week I’ve been quite good with going to the gym. I’m making a lot of progress and have even gone from 40 minutes of cardio to 50 minutes most days. I’m currently doing 30 minutes on the treadmill with an incline of 4 for 10 minutes and then 3 for another 10, then 2 for the remainder. After the treadmill, I use the exercise bike for 20 minutes. I’m a bit worried about the lack of variety when it comes to the cardio I am doing, if anyone has any suggestions please share! I’m also quite happy with my muscle mass currently, therefore I’m mainly just losing weight.
That’s my little update on my fitness progress. There will be weight updates eventually but I’m a bit too afraid to weight myself still. Thank you so much for reading and please if you have any recommendations, comment below.