Monday, February 20, 2017

Meal Planning and Other Stuff

              Losing all motivation. How come sometimes you can feel completely motivated to do something, but then just not do it? I talked about this in my last blog that I get motivated to do something but at the same time I have not motivation to start. I really started thinking about it, and I think if you don't know the first step, it becomes frustrating.  I hate feeling like I have no idea what to do. I have done this before, I have lost weight many times. I have gained weight many times, it is easy to do? I can't tell you how to get fit, or how to lose weight, but I can tell you how to gain weight. I see a huge problem with that. I'm sure that  I am not the only one that struggles with this, everyone knows what causes weight gain, and we all have the will power to do so. No one thinks twice about what they are eating when they are not concentrating on "healthy" eating. If I am not carefully I can catch myself with a bag of chips and anything else that  I shouldn't be eating.  I never expected it to be easy I just wish that I could have a more positive experience, and I know that  I will get there, but I just want to stay honest and not make it seem like losing weight is the easiest thing in the world, and that it takes little to no effort to do so. It takes a lot of motivation and even more determination.

              I know that for me to get started I need to meal plan. I find it difficult to meal plan, because there has to be more than just chicken, rice, and veggies. I seriously struggle with finding "healthy" meals to prep. I have been watching a lot of videos on YouTube, that has helped a lot.
I went and bought 5lbs of rice and a bag of chicken and cooked a few days worth of lunch. Like I said, I need to find more than just chicken and rice. I am going to study a lot more.

            Bottom line is that I am willing to do whatever it is to get myself in better shape. Not only for myself but for my daughters. I don't want to be the dad that has to sit down all the time because I can't catch my breath. I am almost there now. I just have to do better, and make small changes, that way I can see better results.  I am glad that spring is coming, because I am looking forward to bike riding, walking outside, and finding new trails to hike. I just need to by a jogging stroller and one of the carts to pull behind my bike.

            I hope to be able to blog more. I just am getting use to coming up with topics.
I think that I am definitely going to start doing recipe blogs, that would be fun.
Anyways, here is your daily dose of motivation and don't forget that anyone can go from Fluff to Buff!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lack of Motivation

     Every night I set my alarm for 30 minutes earlier, so that  I can get up and "workout". Of course by the time the alarm goes off I just think, do I really want to get up right now, or do I want to stay in bed and sleep for an extra 30 minutes. I always choose to sleep in. I just do not have the drive to get up and exercise. I feel the lack of motivation, even though I have every intention to get up.  Does anyone have tips that might help with that? Maybe vitamins, or maybe drinking a pre-workout first thing in the morning and see if it will give me the energy? Crazy thing is back when I was working out regularly, I could get up at 4am and go to the gym without any hesitation, good luck if  I do that now!
    At least this morning when I woke up I was able to pack my snacks and my lunch so I could avoid the vending machine of death!  I was eating out of it everyday, and we all know that they never stalk it with anything healthy. I can eat 5 bags of the sausage gravy potato chips! I am not going to lie, I cam awful close to it, but I stopped at 3 bags! It has been 3 days I believe since I have touched the vending machine. My plan is to save my money for good healthy food, like fresh fruits!
   Today I woke up and packed my lunch and snacks as following:

Breakfast: Shake
Snack: package of Hot Buffalo Tuna (plain) with Halos and a Fiber One Bar (sounds like a lot but this was spread out over a couple hours)
Lunch:  Ground Beef with homemade Taco Seasoning over Lettuce w/ Sour Cream and Salsa and Cottage Cheese
Snack: Fiber One Bar with some Halos.

   I haven't decided what I am going to do for dinner today, but I think after dinner I am going to go for a walk at the local mall, that way I at lease get some exercise that way too!
   Also, I think that  I am finally ready to post pictures!

Motivational quote: "Don't stop when you're tired. STOP when you are DONE." -unknown