Those Last Few Pounds are a B*tch!
I was so frustrated! I was working out and kept having to adjust my workout pants so I wouldn’t share my “plumber’s butt” with everyone while doing squats.
After my workout I went into the bathroom and realized why. My work out pants were too big!
I hadn’t weighed myself in a couple of weeks and so I wasn’t paying too close attention. You see, I kind of just gave up on those last 5 lbs. I had already lost 20 lbs, but those last ones, I just couldn’t shake.
I had tried everything to shed those last few lbs and then I just said to myself, “Forget it, they’re vanity pounds, anyway. Just focus on your health, Sharise” (yes, I talk to myself. You should see the arguments I have).
But man, it sure feels good to finally get rid of those last 5 lbs – when even your workout pants are getting too big!
Here’s what I didn’t do:
👎I didn’t count calories (been there done that – didn’t last, but my math skills improved!)
👎I didn’t measure my food in those cute, colored cups (yeah, tried that, too)
👎I didn’t avoid animal products
👎I didn’t avoid fat (in fact, I enjoyed good fats thoroughly!)
👎I didn’t starve myself.
Here’s a little of what I did:
👍I listened to my body- when it was hungry and when it was satisfied
👍I focused on eating for my health, not just to lose weight
👍I got 7-8 hours of sleep
👍I moved my body
👍I practiced spiritual self-care
👍I believed I could do it
And those last 5 lbs I’ve held onto for years, finally melted off.
Doing What Works for You!
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It really does feel good when you look into the mirror smile and can say, “I feel good. I look good. Yeah! I’m good!”