This weekend I finished my 50th workout session with my trainer. I really enjoy working out and I have learned a lot during my time at No Mercy Fitness. I have learned more about myself and my relationship with food and exercise. I have lied to myself SO many times over the last 33 years of my life. I have told myself that it doesn’t matter what I eat as long as I take the stairs instead of the elevator, as long as I go for a walk, as long as I do…….whatever…..
So I would end up eating most likely 3000-4000 calories a day…..take that and then I don’t do the stuff I say I am going to do when it comes to exercise — which has lead me to where I am right now.
But now I have someone keeping me accountable. It has not always been easy and I am far from being perfect, but during the last 50 sessions I have lost close to 30 pounds and I feel more in control of what I am eating. Instead of not knowing what my next meal is going to be, I have a plan for my meals. If I eat something that is not good for me that is a choice and I have to live with the consequences.
Right now those bad choices are becoming less and less.
Part of the training is the exercise- I am moving my body on a consistant basis and I am feeling like I am getting stronger and stronger. The other part of my success has come from nutrition. I need to know what is going into my body and why I am putting in there.
No Mercy has some food journal pages that they give me to help keep track of the food, calories, fats, proteins, and carbs. This a great resource for many people. But I know this does not work for me. I have never been able to keep a notebook like that. There were many times that I did not have the book with me and I would not write down what I had for a meal that day and then I would forget and I would get to the end of the day and only record 800 calories — I knew that was not right…..
So I went from the papers to a notebook which was better, but again – if I did not have it with me I would not record something or I would not be able to find it the morning of my next workout. So I racked my brain to figure out a solution.
So I did a search in the app store and I found many, many apps to use for recording food choices. So I started using some of those apps on my iphone to record what I was eating.
Continue Reading »