Over the last five years, my weight has slowly crept upwards on the scale. For a girl who could never get over 110 pounds, reaching 142.8 pounds was quite a shock. So I decided it was time to get serious about losing weight and getting into shape.
Within the last four days, I have lost three pounds. I have made a few simple changes. I cut out all soft drinks and replaced it with water mixed with sugar/calorie-free fruit punch mix. I drink about 4 quarts a day.
I eat breakfast early in my day (Special K cereal) and a reasonable lunch - a tuna or egg salad sandwich (it is good to have a protein with your carbs).
Dinner is a small portion of whatever meat I have prepared and veggies.
I avoid all sweets, watch my portions, and avoid eating (carbs especially) late in the evenings.
I also started looking for more ways to be active throughout the day. Vigorous housework, gardening, and even dancing around the house counts. I am also doing yoga, going for walks, and am lifting weights. I don't want to be merely thin, I want muscles!
My goal is to weigh between 120-125 pounds and get fit. For me that means having well-defined muscles, flexibility, and to grow stronger.
What are your fitness goals?