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Fitness Squad

Fitness Squad

So within the few couple of months, this household, for the FIRST time has been focused on eating clean. I don’t know what happened, what clicked, but all of a sudden the hubs decided once and for all to dump the Pepsi and eating out and shoot for some healthy weight loss goals. He’s officially even hit the big 30lb mark! Proud wifey? Yes. The changes in him haven’t been just physical either. He’s been able to do more, his heart burn has completely gone away, and he just feels better in general.

A tiny part of me is like, “really…it’s ONLY been a month and here he is making these huge milestones in no time at all.” #jealous. But really, I’m so proud, I really can’t throw any shade his way. It really has made a difference now that he’s on track with me. I’m now officially 10lbs away from my ultimate goal weight. Tips?

  • We’ve been keeping track of what we’re eating through MyFitnessPal. If we want to eat out, we make healthier, conscious choices.
  • Mindful eating. I can’t stress this enough. How many times have we just had a movie night and just ate snacks even though we weren’t that hungry?
  • Not eating after 7 p.m. This is tough, but I’ve really noticed a difference adding this rule to my diet.
  • Making sure we’re hitting our protein goals and cutting back on empty carbs.

Have I had some slip-ups? Um yes. Exhibit A:

We went to a concert and I got this gigantic margarita…yes in a can (what has life come to?) All in moderation right? Meanwhile there’s Josh beer-less, Pepsi-less…just drank water. This guy has so much self-control. I must admit, I could learn a thing or two.

Fourth of July weekend doesn’t make things any easier either. It helps that we keep each other in check and his progress really does motivate me even more. This long weekend has also done a TON of good for my mental health. Fireworks by the lake, getting enough sleep at night, swimming, family time, it’s the best.

 

Hope everyone had a Happy Fourth!