This is the KEY...
Healthy Eating + Exercise + Happy & Positive Attitude = SUCCESS and WEIGHT-LOSS!
Since I came back from UAE I am:
DOWN 17 POUNDS!!! MashaAllah!
I still have more I want to lose but I was so surprised! This HEALTHY EATING and NOT starving stuff REALLY works!!! Wow! Now, I wake up and look forward to eating a yummy, healthy, and FILLING breakfast. I make my breakfast NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED, including whole grain carbs of some type, some protein, and some fats (which we need), and coffee of course. I try to make my breakfast the first thing I do and the biggest meal of the day.
Wake up...have a coffee, starve all day...lacking nutrients, crabby because I am hungry but scared to eat anything thinking I will get fat....only to crash after all my exercise, which lead to eating goodies late at night!Causing the under-nourished, hard to lose weight and yo-yo weight effect!
Hard on the body & mind! <---- Sooo WRONG!
Wake up, look forward to a yummy, healthy, filling breakfast anddd a coffee...leading to a good mood, MORE weight-loss, NEVER feeling hungry and always satisfied. I even eat the goodies I crave in small amounts and STILL LOSE! It is amazing. Then I have snacks and a yummy lunch and dinner and some more snacks. Now I look way fresher, fitter, I have way more energy to bun those calories, I am a happier, I am EVEN working out less...giving myself breaks my body NEEDS to regenerate when before I was breaking it down. So this is the new me!
The smarter, wiser me (who learned the hard way and glad that is over) I have found something that works and it is EASY...and non-restrictive. <----- Soooo RIGHT!
BIG MOTIVATOR: My heart rate monitor/watch "The SUUNTO" is a HUGE motivator for me. I put it on for all my classes and walks and I push myself harder each class to see if I can out-do the last time. Lift my knees higher, never stop and just keep going, punch and kick higher and harder, whatever it takes. And it is fun and rewarding! I definitely say to all "GO GET ONE"
Just wanted to give you guys some ideas on how to do it right, I learned the hard way, but you have to do it wrong to realize what is right!
Loooove Kasey UmmKhaled