The struggle was real today!

So today I went to the gym. I just didn’t want to be there. I got on the bike and I peddled at a moderate pace then realized I had to write this post. How could I let all of you down. I had to workout for an hour and I had to take it serious if I was committing to this journey! I finished my workout on the treadmill. I started walking on a 15 incline then jogged. I ended with a full on sprint! Yup ended up feeling great about my workout! Thank you to my followers for holding me accountable!
I bought myself this coconut milk based drink I really enjoy! It’s like dessert to me. It does have 170 calories and if you know me I don’t believe in drinking your calories. I usually drink half and save the rest for another day! It does need to be shaken very well and kept cold! I told myself right before I started my journey that I was going to have a protein drink once a week to supplement a meal. That hasn’t happened. I soooo like to chew my food! I just haven’t been able to wrap my head around drinking a meal. As long as I prepare and eat good balanced healthy meals I can’t beat myself up about something so trivial! Hope your having a great day! I would love to hear about your workout today! Inspire me and others! #becauseican

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Day 4

I made it through another day! I killed my cardio workout today! I submitted my diary with my fitness pal with over 250 calories left. I am hungry right now but I am about to go brush my teeth and relax. I wanted to share with all of you that I tried the meals delivery to my house. I did hello fresh and this week sun basket. Both were good. I think the produce in the sun basket was a little nicer. I figured I would try them out with the coupon to switch things up a bit. Hydrating is so very important! I am a water drinker so drinking water isn’t a chore to me. Be sure to drink half your body weight every day in water. I do that and I usually have a cup of plain green tea or other a day. I am seeing that keeping within my 3/4 hour eating my snacks and meals is hard for me but I am coming close to it and won’t put pressure on myself about that because I feel like I am doing really good. Today’s workout was hard because I am sore but it felt like a 1/4 of the old Meghan in beast mode was there to pull me through. Now for some rest. Tomorrow is another day. Let’s bring each other up. Empower one another! #becauseican

Weight gain

So as my luck would have it instead of losing weight with Graves’ disease like most I have gained weight!  I thought because I wasn’t being strict with my healthy eating and 5-7 day a week exercise routine that I was gaining weight.  I did acknowledge that my appetite had increased tremendously.  At first I thought it was just Over eating due to PMS.  Then I realized that it was going beyond that.  I had no control.  Normally when I set my mind to something I can gain control fairly easy.  After seeing the endocrinologist I learned that a symptom of Grave’s is increased appetite.  It’s due to the over activity of the thyroid and your body signal’s it needs food to compensate for all of that activity.  This makes sense but I guess in some cases your body doesn’t signal to over eat you in turn loose weight.  I of course I lucked out with the opposite.  I try very hard to eat healthy but allow myself to enjoy some treats.  That is the life I was living when I reached my goal weight and was in the maintenance phase.  This is not helping me to loose weight but to maintain what I currently am.  As hard as it is not to be 140lbs I don’t think I look unhealthy or unattractive!  I was told by many I was too skinny at 140lbs but we all know we need to be the weight we are comfortable with!  I would like to loose some weight especially before summer but now my goals have changed.  I just want to educate myself more on this disease and find the best way to live a healthy life with it.

I am not the first with this disease or the symptoms I am experiencing so I will get to the bottom of what is best for my body!  I hope whatever you are struggling with you can be easy on yourself and not allow others to judge you!  Remain around friends and family that will truly support and love you!  With life’s complications you may unfortunately learn that some people you thought would love and support you won’t.  You will gain clarity!  You will be hurt and maybe even mad but trust me when I tell you that this is a good thing!  Believe what they are showing or telling you!  Be happy you now know who is really there for you and live your life appreciating those who really care capable of being there for you 100%!  Know your worth and love your yourself fully!

 

Jump Start

Some of us just need a push.  Need something to give us a jump start.  As you have heard me say a million times this is a journey.  That it is.  Everyone’s journey is unique!  I have take many of diet pills in my lifetime.  Some with success and other a complete waste of money.  I believe if you are going to commit to eating healthy and adding exercise to your routine you can achieve great results.  I know that some of us need a push or need to see results fast to keep on track.  If you are looking for a supplement to take and you live in Ocean or Monmouth county please check out Slim Fit X.  They are an amazing shop that will even provide when available a sample of the supplement so you can see if it works for your body.  Check out their website!  http://www.jerseyshoresupplements.com/  They have a store in Brick and one in Bradley Beach.

No judgement for take a supplement!  Whatever it take to start and stay on your journey is how you should get started.  To stay on this journey you will need to learn how to shop, cook and make good healthy food decisions.  Adding exercise will only enhance and speed up your results.

Because You Can!!

Rise up

Listen here!  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kNKu1uNBVkU

Music speaks to me!  This song is amazing to me.  Let it empower you!  Put it on your iPod.  Turn it up in your car and sing along.  Dance.  Listen to the words.  Relate.

Love yourself.  Love yourself so others can love you.  So others gravitate to you.  Nothing is better than a confident woman.  Be the woman you want to me.  Be the person you should be,  regardless of your past.  Regardless of your rocky journey find a way to be positive.  You are worth it!

Rise up!  Tomorrow is Monday!  People love to Start their journeys on Mondays.  Regarded of when you start never stop working towards your goals!

xo

Faking the funk

Sometimes in life we have trick our minds into believing things that we don’t necessarily want in that moment.  There are many moments I want to grab a spoonful of ice cream or to skip the gym.    The trick is to fake out our mind.  Focus on the end goal of your journey and what you ultimate want.  Force yourself to get out and walk or hit the gym.  Throw away the ice cream or cookies tempting you.  Go buy yourself a healthy snack!  Buy a shirt that is a little too tight settimg a goal to fit in it and wear it proud for a night out!  Trick yourself into believing in yourself!  We should all believe in ourselves all of the time but that is just not practical for majority of us.  We are not in this journey because we have this amazing metabolism and this just comes easy to us.  We work hard to be on this journey and stick with it.  Mind games in this case aren’t such a bad idea!

Stay on track and do what you need to do to do just that!  This is your journey forge ahead!

Withdrawls

So after a year of contemplating the possibility of getting a tattoo I finally did it this weekend!  Because I Can!  I also tweaked my left knee and it is swollen and bruised.  So between the two things I had to take two days off from the gym and went very easy today feeling like there wasn’t much I could do.  I am just so used to really going hard and dripping with sweat when I am done with my workout.  I realize once again how much exercise is a part of my life.  It is a release for me.  It makes me happy.  It makes me feel good about myself.

I hope for you that you can motivate yourself to find an exercise routine that works for your life and stick to it.  It will make you happy, it will bring out a confidence you might not have had before.  There is nothing negative it could bring out in you!

I will go to the gym tomorrow and try to go light but as long as I get there it will be a mind over matter for me.  My withdrawals will ease up and I can get some form of exercise in:)

The best motivator is yourself.  If it comes from within it has the potential to be forever.  Because You Can:)