I had my annual physical checkup last week and is 4 pounds up from last year. Except for being over weight all other numbers are fine.
Losing weight has been a struggle for more than 3 years now. I am trying but the biggest problem is two things – being consistent and watching portions! I am sure I can do much better with weight management if I get these two under control.
Exercise – I am still continuing with 5am team training at least twice a week and sweat out in cardio on those days. But, I am not consistent. I go for one week and skip for two weeks **shameless I know**. It is no mean fat to get out of bed at 4:30am especially when it gets late to go to bed the previous night! It has been almost two years since I started this routine but still struggling like as if this is my first week in gym. My trainers even make fun of me!! But, I tell myself I would have shot up by more than 10 pounds by now if I was not doing this the least. I am not doing great but I am not going to stop either.
Food – You name a diet, I have tried it. Paleo, Keto but again not consistent. I try for a while, then get bored and give up. I have watched calories intake using apps. I have counted steps.I had calorie counting buddy. I had gym buddy. I have colleagues who warn me when there are leftovers kept at pantry. Still I am failing..
I gorged up on all food during last summer India visit assuring myself that I am going to get back to rigorous schedule once I am back to US and lose all those extra pounds and more in next 2-3 months. Its been 7 months now and I have put on couple of pounds more instead of losing!! My doctor says eat in moderate. But how? For me, once I start eating I can’t stop until my tummy warns me about puking!! Literally!!
Thanks to Tharani for introducing me to Luke Coutinho. His videos are awesome and very inspiring. It talks about lifestyle changes. I love the way he ends each of his video with “Eat smart, move more, sleep right and breathe deep”. Two recent things that I am trying is to do intermittent fasting at least 2 times a week and substitute white rice with cauliflower rice to keep down the carbs intake. And stopped intake of sugar in direct form. Masala teas are gulped with no sugar.
That is my Saturday lunch mostly – Cauliflower rice and spinach dal. 100% guilt free food!
Sustainable weight loss/management and lifsestyle changes are the two things that keep haunting me every single day but that one ladoo can break everything.
My mind refuses to think and conveniently says there is always tomorrow when I see that crossiant that too almond crossiant. But that tomorrow never comes *sob heavily*
Please share with me if you have any tips on being consistent and watching portions. I HAVE to bring my weight under control and move to maintenance mode before I hit the big age number which is approaching fast!!! Help me please!!!!
I can so relate to everything you said here … honestly it’s the story of my life as well!!
Hmm.. we need to conquer it somehow.. lets see
Hehe I don’t even try any diet. I know I can’t so why go through physical and emotional stress. Try walking if you can. Simplest exercise.. You can do at anytime with anyone. It may not reduce weight drastically but maintains what we have. Reduce white sugar. If you read white sugar in labels, make sure you eat half of what you intend to. I am only a preacher not a follower huhaha
Aftet reading your comment, I went back and updated few more points in the post. I dont take white sugar directly anymore. Even reduced carbs intake considerably.. irundhum no progress…
IF helped me reduce weight. I actually lost weight only with IF. That said, Cardio will not help in reducing weight. Try HIIT and whenever you are able to go to gym do only HIIT. There is not much benefits of doing cardio. That can be achieved by doing walking.
My team training is kind of HIIT only. How long do you do HIIT for?
HIIT was part of my yoga classes. The class was for an hour with 20 minutes of only HIIT. This was about a year back. I couldn’t continue the clases after joining school. All I could do now is some 4 min of plank, few sets of crunches and burpees.
Oh nice.. plank mattum 4 mins aa?? 😮