In addition to being fresh and packed with nutrients, the salad was beautiful to look at, which was a bonus because we eat with our eyes first. If it looks good, you're more likely to eat it and enjoy it.
When you see yourself every day, sometimes it’s hard to recognize the progress that you’re making. But when people who haven’t seen you in eight months are showering you with congratulations and comments like “wow, you really great!” and “I can totally see a difference” it’s pretty damn awesome.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over these last few months, it’s that progress with fitness takes a lot of time—there are no instant results—and a lot of dedication, but that it’s 100% percent worth it. The feeling of hitting a milestone like fitting into clothes you haven’t fit into for a few years is the perfect illustration of that.
One of the counter-intuitive things I’ve learned about fitness is the more fit you are and the more lean mass you have, the more calories your body needs to fuel your metabolism and maintain muscle.
Just had my latest bi-weekly weigh-in and InBody assessment with VIDA Registered Dietitian Addie Claire Merletti and I’m super excited to report that my hard work over these last two weeks since she and I last met is continuing to work!
My last post was a bit of a downer. At three months into this fitness journey, I wasn’t seeing the results that I wanted to see. There are a lot of reasons for that, mostly a massive amount of travel which meant eating out, making it much harder to eat healthily and track my food, and just being away from the VIDA -- not to mention my learning curve on how to effectively lose weight and build muscle at the same time. I’ve had some stumbles.
I’m not going to let slow progress derail me. I refuse to. In fact, I’m going to take a deep breath, reset myself mentally, refocus, and channel it into motivation. That’s the only option I’m allowing myself. Because as hard as I’ve worked so far, I know I can do more and better. I obviously need to.