It's been about three weeks since I've strictly followed the Tone It Up workout schedule or stuck to the guidelines of the nutrition plan. I've still been tracking everything I eat but it hasn't been anywhere near as healthy as I was eating before. I'm not sure if the reason for my break was that I momentarily gave up or if I just needed some time away from the pressures of following a strict plan.
Either way, I did a lot of soul searching and spent time figuring out where my issues with food come from and why I've struggled with weight loss for almost my whole life. Now that I've spent this time on contemplation and inner dialogue I feel like I have a much clearer picture of where I want to go and how I need to get there.
I've decided to re-start the program slowly and take it one day at a time. It feels like if I were to dive in and go at it 100% I might just get overwhelmed and quit. So instead of going full-force, I'm going to ease into it. This means I will not be following the workout schedule posted on ToneItUp.com right away. I'm going to make it a point to walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes at least three times a week, and maybe more if I can make that happen.
I will start following the nutrition plan as closely as possible so that I can get back into the habit of eating healthy and giving my body the food it deserves. So for now I'm basically following the well-known quote that says "Abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym". I plan on getting back into a full fitness routine eventually, but only once I am back into the swing of things with the nutrition plan.
While I would like to report that I've been doing great on the Tone It Up plan, it hasn't been all sunshine and rainbows. I'm hoping that being honest about my struggles will show others that the path to being healthy is long and sometimes overwhelming. Everyone's story is different, but I'd like to think that mine is inspiring to someone else who feels like they are the only one struggling.
My name is Beth and I live in Denver. I am a single lady in my 30's and wanted to start sharing my awesome and amazing life through a blog.