I thought I’d share another update on how my fitness journey is going. I’ve seen some major changes in my body as I’ve changed how I eat and fuel my workouts. Sometimes I struggle with transition but I just remind myself it’s a process and that I’m on a journey. Read on for how I’ve been eating (yes I eat carbs) and how I’m adjusting to my ever-changing body.
When I met with the nutritionist I really just planned on trying to get healthier. I wanted to fuel my workouts better and to continue toning my body. I always motivate myself by stocking up some new workout gear and I will even use some new pieces as a prize for me when I hit my goals. I always buy Jockey workout clothes and when I saw these pink leggings– they were a must-have.
I’ve been eating so much more than I ever have and yes, that includes carbs. I’m able to eat rice, red potatoes, granola and sweet potatoes. It’s funny to feel like I’m on a diet that allows me to eat so much more than I did before. It took awhile to get used to eating all of that too- but now I’ve settled in.
I build a few pounds of muscle and lost some body fat- so now I’m set to maintain where I’m at. I still have goals for myself but overall- maintenance is key. It’s been a big adjustment to see my body change in ways I wasn’t expecting. Some areas of my body shrunk- and some got bigger- all based on how I’m working out and where I needed to lose body fat.
I’m sure there is someone out there reading this and saying “ok you had to lose bodyfat?” Yes, yes I did. Weight is actually quite irrelevant when it comes to health- it’s body fat that counts. Even someone with a petite body frame can have body fat to lose – and in learning this it’s such a great reminder to never judge someone else’s shape or size- no matter how big or small.
I’ve had to size up on some things and I’m teaching myself that this is ok- as long as it means I’m healthier in the end. It is teaching me patience and how to adjust my perspective quickly.
Whatever your journey- stay the course and don’t treat it as a destination.
This post was created in partnership with Jockey. All opinions are my own.