So basically since around October of last year i had multiple people tell me daily that i had looked thinner.
this was actually true becuz i had changed my diet and noticed that clothes that never fit me before fit absolutely fine now.
it all started from when i decided to have salad for meals. nothing like a boring tuna salad though. I got creative and put ready-made salad chicken or different types of ham in it. I usually then put a lot of dressing on it so it wouldnt feel like im eating grass. if i felt like i still wasnt full, i would just eat more salad with a lot of dressing and meat again or switch to something like fish.
it doesnt sound like the most healthiest thing in the world…but the thing is eating this did so much more for me than eating a burrito or a cheeseburger just to fill my appetite. It tasted great and i felt better eating something that i knew was considered a healthy meal.
the trick for me was not to wait until i was starving. every time i was a little bit hungry, i was more willing to go for vegetables. and when i started implementing this, even when i was outside i naturally started to think “oh, i dont think i wanna go for mcdonalds today. i’ll go for subway instead.” for me personally it was all about changing the mentality as i started doing little things to brush my health up, which allowed me to look out for myself more.
i started rewarding myself as much as i could since making healthy choices and sticking to developing better habits. i went out and bought new clothes when i had the money to up my wardrobe as a reward. i also went to my favorite cafe just to enjoy coffee and a book and sometimes buy i would video games too if its there was one that i really wanted to play. stuff like that kept me motivated.
I dont recommend stepping on the scale to believe if ur making progress ( unless u have a specific goal and thats ur style.) i also dont suggest going straight to exercise as a way to lose weight. i felt better when ppl tell me i look nicer, rather than knowing that i dropped a specific amount of pounds or kg.
i became naturally more motivated to put some workouts into my schedule after i started changing what i ate. this worked better for my mental health too.
Everyone’s got their own way of improving. this was just what i did, and its still working for me. the biggest reward that its given me is better self body image and self esteem.
i might have a health checkup next semester, so i guess i’ll post my comparison stats with my old figure next time i know specific numbers, just for reference.
prior to this i was a little overweight and felt very tired after exercising for short periods of time. I dont have either problems anymore thanks to what i’ve been doing. but this was just more of a personal story.
if u have a good plan right now or still searching for one that suits you, keep it up! you’ll achieve success if u stick to it!
hope u may have found some of my tips helpful though.
thanks for reading