If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that I need to do strength training in order to increase my metabolism to lose weight I’d be able to pay for weight loss surgery by now. I tried that. I went to the gym 4x a week, building muscle and watching what I ate, yet the scale didn’t budge. So I went back to doing cardio – and guess what? I finally managed to lose some weight.
I haven’t been feeling great the past couple of weeks. My weight increased and I felt like I was back to my old habits of binge eating. I didn’t feel confident and I was angry at myself for “letting myself go”. I was getting dangerously close to my highest weight, which I had always vowed to never reach again.
Last week I’ve finally had enough of pitying myself. Inspired by our weight loss queen Kim Kardashian’s words “Get your fucking ass up and work” I decided to go back to my old plan: Cardio and good old calorie counting.
I eat around 1200 and 1600 kcal a day, depending on how hungry I am and I do an hour of cardio 4-5 x a week now. And guess what happened? I finally lost some weight! In total I lost around 3.4 kg / 7.5 lbs in a week and even though I am pretty sure it’s partially water weight, it feels good to see the scale go down for once.
I feel motivated to continue my journey and I can’t wait to feel good about wearing dresses again. Although admittedly I do end up craving sweets or snacks in the evening, I haven’t acted on those urges yet and keep telling myself “You can eat that tomorrow”. In the morning, if I still crave the snack, I will eat it.
I know I am only at the beginning but I am determined to finally reach my goal. I need to prioritize taking care of myself.