Friday, May 27, 2016

Getting on a schedule

I can't begin to tell you how vital it is to get on a schedule to change anything in your life. Especially weight loss. It is so tuff but so worth it, not going to lie i have totally failed at this so many time, i find going to sleep and waking up is the hardest thing for me !

What my schedule usually* looks like

5:45am WAKE UP

6:30am Gym

7:00am Post workout

8:00 am Work

2:00pm Lunch

6:00pm HOME!

6:30pm Clean/Make dinner

7:00pm Relax

9:30pm Go to bed

* I say usually because I have a work schedule that is totally random but this would be a perfect day for me.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

5 ways to combat CRAVINGS!

Cravings literally kill me during this weight loss. You know that snack in the middle of the night that you regret in the morning ? Story of my life. I have found a few things that have helped me along the way!

1) WATER. I know this is so annoying but most of the time when you get "hungry" you are really just thirsty. And water is so hard for me to get used to drinking all day but it has helped so much !

2) Fruit and Veggies. Those salty cravings you get are usually your bodies way of saying "hey I need more veggies" and same with sweet cravings, you need more fruit ! I like choosing very water dense fruits and veggies because it helps me stay full.

3) Gum. I buy a huge bulk pack of gum at wholesale stores because sometimes just tricking your mind that you're eating helps. And having that minty taste in my mouth really turns off any craving I have.

4) Eating every 3 hours. Even if it's a tiny bite of something it keeps your metabolism going strong and helps combat those unhealthy wants.

5) Go do something ! Distracting yourself from a craving for 10 minutes will usually get rid of it all together.

You can do anything you set your mind to. Remember everything worth having is never easy but it is so worth it (:


Friday, May 20, 2016

Let's get real

I have been (for the longest time) trying to figure out where I want to take my blog. I have always known I wanted to blog I always felt like it was an amazing way to make a huge impact on the world. But I haven't been able to figure out a theme for it. For the last 7 years I have been trying to lose weight. It's such a scary thing am I right !? I have done every diet you can think of, spent thousands of dollars on things that don't work. The past few weeks my husband and I have been going to the gym and really focusing on our nutrition, and last night it came to me. I want to blog about weight loss, health & fitness ! It's a scary journey to combat alone and I want to be there for anyone who needs it! I want to talk about things I wish I could have found on the Internet, I want to inspire others. This is my dream. I am so passionate about this, and I'm so excited to get started ! Please if you have any suggestions on blog posts, blog re name, blog re vamp let me know !! I can't wait to get started.

Xoxo, Courtney