Hi friends. Sorry I haven’t blogged more. I swear i post every single day on my Instagram! Gracekeyxo if you wanna follow!
I have been really enjoying myself. My weight is at 165 lbs and I have only been weighing 2x a month. I am down 170 pounds! My goal weight is still 140. I have work to do but I am so much happier in so many areas of my life!
Exercise is so important to me. I make sure to do something every single day! I also quit drinking. Not permanently or anything, I just realize it was doing more harm than good when it came to weight loss.
I hope everyone is well. I promise some more in depth chats soon. I also want to share a few recipes.
Happy Wednesday babies! I know the site isn’t perfect but trust me I’m going insane trying to make it right. I at least have a search bar on the right hand side that Drops down into a ton of articles like recipes etc. On top of that I have all my latest articles on the front page to give you guys something to read while I make new content 🙂
I didn’t think about having to go through and reorganize my categories and all that so it’s just taking longer. Thank you for your patience and likes and comments. They mean the actual world to me.
So here we are the end of May. I have to say my weight loss so far for this month has been lackluster but I feel amazing. My muscle percentage and body fat has gone down. So far I think I have lost like 4 lbs for the month. I think that is nice slow albeit annoying steady progress. I’m not mad! I currently as of today 34.2 lbs away from my goal weight of 140 lbs. current weight so far 173.2 but I honestly don’t care for the scale that much.
I much more enjoy living my life moment by moment. Making good choices cause other good choices to follow. Suddenly it’s a large ball that keeps rolling and growing. When I do have a snack or something “bad” like a piece of pie (I made sweet Georgia peach pie with puff pastry 🥮 the other day) it’s very tiny and I enjoy it and I don’t think about it. I used to beat myself up over small things like that. Since now I have drilled into my mind portion control, that tiny piece of pie isn’t a big deal and isn’t going to ruin my life!! Feels good to finally feel free after years of yo yo dieting. After 18 plus months I have drilled these things into my brain-
Consistency! Show the hell up everyday. If you have chronic pain like I do it’s gonna be tough you may not be able to exercise at first or ever. But if you are serious about losing weight you will restrict your intake. I did that for about 16 months before I could workout. Keep showing up. Keep doing the workouts. Keep to your schedule. Keep drinking the water. Whatever habits work best for you, practice them. I promise you will need them later in your journey!!
Accountability! This has been huge for me. I have shared so much of my journey with you all. The ups the downs. The terrible tummy pictures. So ashamed of who I had become. But I shared. And I shared. And I still share because it’s important to know that you’re worth it and can take control of this too. It’s so much more than weight.
My last tip is portion control. I have learned you can literally eat pretty much anything you like as long as it for me personally measured weighed and fits in my macros. I do follow low carb, but I don’t put anything off limits in small quantities. This has helped tremendously.
Consistency. Keep doing the good stuff. Accountability. Share your journey with your friends or spouse or the world. Hold yourself to a high standard. Don’t let others down. People are watching you. If this feels like too much pressure, just tell the person what you need from them in case you fall of track! Lastly portion control. Weigh. Measure. Count but don’t obsess.
These three things have helped my journey immensely. I am so excited for June. Looking forward to completing my 100 miles in May challenge. We have still not ordered take out or eaten our since last August (except vacation). Ps that’s another huge tip I’ll do a blog on. Giving up the fast food and restaurants for good! For June I will probably focus on swimming, yoga, rowing, and of course running on my freestrider. Oh also stair-stepping. I really want to not have a flat ass haha 🥰
So yeah here is a gracegothealthy update and some tips. Leave me your best weight loss tips below!
So okay. Yeah. I didn’t want to post this but I wanted to share that even problem areas get better. I have always had a problem with my lower belly but through fitness and exercise it is certainly shrinking. Picture on left is from March 23. Picture on right is from May 18. I for sure notice a different in size. I know this is awkward but I just wanted to share. Don’t ever give up on yourself!
I have been working out every single day to try to complete my one mile a day for May. That as I have mentioned has turned into 100. I’m almost at 60 miles, I hope I can do it. 🙏🏻🙏🏻
With everything going on in the world I just have been trying to stay calm and collected.
Now that’s a ^throwback Thursday!! Highest weight 335! Pre gallbladder surgery. Did I mention I had to have emergency gallbladder surgery because it was functioning at 6 percent? Yeah that happened!
Anyways, still working on getting the site together guys I know it’s hard to navigate right now! Thank you for your patience. Happy almost weekend!