Friday, May 23, 2014
I've been on a plateau lately! I feel like it's partly my fault. I've slipped a tad in eating habits. Not like, horrible fast food, eating crap kind of eating. But not as healthy. I worked out almost none stop for two weeks and had no change. So diet really does affect EVERYTHING. I also found out that I have a gluten intolerance. So along with being lactose intolerant I'm having some issues... I really like bread, and well anything that has gluten. It's killing my insides to have it though... So something has to give, and it's me. I refuse to look down on myself for this current plateau though. I am so proud of myself and how far I have gotten. I love this lifestyle and will continue to work at it. I just have to put forth my best and then I will never be a failure because I will NEVER quick. With God giving me the supernatural strength I need to carry on, I have no reassure to stop...
Honestly, how could I ever actually stop? I could never go back to the Elizabeth I was a year ago. I will never allow myself to gain back the 60 pounds that I have worked so hard to loose. Matter of fact, I haven't loist them. I have kicked them out. I have NO intention of ever finding them again. I love fitness and I love health. I love working out and how empowered it makes me feel. I love salad and fruit and just everything about being healthy. I could never just... stop. Well, that's my update. Last time I weighed myself I was 168.5 however, honestly, I'm probably back at 170 with my slacking this week. I don't know. I'm trying to back off from weighing myself so often. It only brings me down. I'm really trying to focus on just being healthy. It isn't about the numbers. It's about healthy.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Well for me anyways haha
So I weighed in this morning just curious. I'm 167.4 no more am I 169! Thank goodness! I'm sure it was just water weight since it dropped in a matter of days. But man... I was mad at myself and I am back on track with working out and I couldn't be more pumped!
On a bad note. On Monday (04-07-14) I was doing over head squats and lost balance and fell. I ended up dropping the bar on my ankle. It's not Thursday and it's still swollen. I learned a valuable lesson to always have a spotter. Think I found a cute one :p anyways, it's hindered my running. It's still bruised. However the swelling is finally going down so I'm happy. It seems I keep injuring myself. I'm like liking this. But now I know to be more careful.
Miss Elizabeth ♡
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Still not motivated but I went to the gym tonight and pushed myself anyways. I ran, not as much as I wanted to because of my shin splint... This thing is really annoying. And painful. Like... ugh! And the fact that it's just lingering on and not healing is making it worse. I'm at a stand still with my weight and can't run... Running always made me loose weight.
It's not the only reason I run! Just to clarify. I've always wanted to be a runner. It brings so much freedom when I run. Like I can just get away from life for a minute. So I know that's another reason why I'm not motivated. Because that little piece of happiness was taken away... I'm trying not to doubt myself and to look positive and remeber the strength God has given me so far through out this crazy journey. It's just hard. But I know I can do it! I have faith in me and my amazing God! He is my sovereign healer. Feel free to keep my leg in your prayers if you will! Thank you so much!
Miss Elizabeth ♡
I'm like super mad at myself and I'm just frustrated. On Wednesday I weighed 166.8 and I weighed myself this morning and I'm 169.0 I don't even understand and I'm honestly so mad at myself. I don't want to see the 170's every again. I worked so hard to get down to where I was and I don't understand how I went back up. I know people say the scale doesn't mean anything. But with this much of a difference it's hard not to get discouraged. Looks like reaching 165 by the 17th just isn't gunna happen. I really feel like quitting right now. I know it would never happen because my lifestyle is healthy and such. But I have the mindset of "why even try anymore?" & I don't know how to break that. I'm just so done right now.
Miss Elizabeth <3
Friday, April 4, 2014
So, not much has changed since the last time I wrote. My shin splint is healing though! Slowly but surely! I was able to run half a mile last night without it bugging me. I stopped when it started hurting though because I want it to heal and not make it worse. I've mainly been working on abs and arms lol. My recent weigh in was 166.8 so I'm hoping to be at 165 by April 16th! I leave for North Carolina the 17th. I'm visiting friends and family back home, mainly family. But 165 is my goal! I just have to keep pushing myself!
Also, I don't know if I've mentioned this before but on the 18th I will officially be a vegetarian. I'm trying this out and super excited to see the benefits of eating cleaner and a little more strict. I may have chicken once a week but nothing huge. Not sure yet. But I'm so excited and just blessed to have some amazing supportive friends and family around me.
I'm also so blessed for Janelle Flint I hope she's reading this! She is such an amazing inspiration to me and just.. She's so amazing I'm actually at a lose for words! She just finished her round of 21 day fix and I've been interested to try it for a few months but I'm just not financially stable enough to make it happen. It's not super expensive, but it isn't necessarily cheap either. She said that she would see what she could do to help me reach my goal of doing this. I'm so blessed to have such amazing people as a role model placed in my life. God knew what He was doing (and still does haha) when He put this lovely lady in my life! She's such an inspiration, not just with her health journey but with God as well. She lives day by day worshiping God (with that AMAZING voice of hers) and showing people the love of Jesus. I'm praying that one day I'll be half the woman God has created her to be!
Miss Elizabeth <3
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
So, I have finally got a shin splint. I was told about a month ago that I had one but I was in denial and just wanted to believe that I was sore... Well I continued to push myself this past week with running and officially made it to the point where I can't run.. It hurts so bad. It's been about.. 3 days since I worked out. I'm slacking but not by choice... I kind of think I'm too hard on myself but I don't know. Anyways, I've made the decision to become a vegetarian. By April 18th, I will be a vegetarian. I'm waiting till the end of the semester because my dad cooks dinner since I have night classes and I don't want to make anything difficult for him.
On another note, Saturday I weighed myself... 167.0
Now let's just hope I'm still there even though I haven't worked out since my shin splint. I'll be back at the gym tomorrow, just not running of course. Work tomorrow should be interesting. I would like to be 165 by April 17th. If not it's okay, but that's my mini goal.
Miss Elizabeth <3