I have been getting emails about what I do for exercise. I really just want to reiterate today my take on working out and how I feel that you can get the body you want by your diet alone.
If you follow my snap (birdalamode) you will notice that I am anti working out at the moment. I did it yesterday for my first time since December, and I wanted to eat my entire house afterwards. I was in my gross workout clothes and didn’t shower until 4:30pm. I also got super “hangry”.
Do you ever find yourself wanting and needing to eat more when you workout? I sure do. For me I find it easier to get to my desired look and weight goals by ditching working out all together and just focusing on my nutrition.
I believe I look my best not when I exercise but when I eat the best.
I am far from perfect and I have to refocus on my eating again after coming home from a long vacation where I had zero control, zero. With it now being summer schedule and I am no longer forced to be dressed and ready and out of my house at 8am, I still want to maintain my routine and eating habits.
Which are, I get dressed and ready before I eat my breakfast, a. it motivates me to get ready faster and b. I feel like I make better decisions when I am in my skinny jeans. I also feel more productive when I am ready. I am more susceptible to get out and do something when I am ready for anything. I do believe in an active lifestyle.
For me I realized I can’t do it all. I want to work out, but I want to be dressed and ready for the day more. I think I could it all if I was a more organized person and didn’t love to sleep in as long as possible, which eliminates all potential of morning workouts. Maybe things will be different once Briton sleeps through the night and stops breastfeeding, but for now, no way. I also am really big on sleep. When I am tired I also eat more to get me the energy to get me through the day.
Here’s an example of what I eat. I try to avoid dairy, a little yogurt once in a while or a little cheese here and there, but I mostly try to avoid it.
I like granola on top of yogurt for breakfast, or an oatmeal packet or sometimes a granola bar. I tried doing juices but it was too much sugar too early. And I get headaches.
I like salad kits, turkey sandwiches with as much veggies as I can put on it as possible, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on a tortilla. If I juice I will juice at lunch.
Whatever, I like going out to dinner. I try making healthy choices but I don’t get mad if I don’t. I try to only eat one desert a week- this was not the case while on vacation I ate multiple deserts at both lunch and dinner again no control.
I don’t snack, if I have too it’s on fruit. I am going to try to snack on veggies more but to me I like the taste of fruit better. I try eating enough at meals to get me to my next meal.
I hope this was helpful 🙂
I will probably get backlash on my honesty, but I honestly want to help those of you who asked.
I’ve been there when I wanted to lose 15 lbs in college and when I wanted to lose 30 lbs three times now post baby.
I think everyone wants to hear eat cake for breakfast and you’ll get your goals, which isn’t the case. But until then, weight loss will always be a sensitive subject because it’s hard and there are so many opinions on it. I am only hear to share what I do. My goal is to not make it harder than it needs to be.