Almost seven years ago, I moved to Toronto.
I weighed just over 120 pounds. I could eat whatever and whenever I wanted and not have to worry about gaining weight. I was a smoker. I was lazy.
Flashforward to today: I now weigh 160 pounds. If I eat it, it will stick to my middle section like a new tattoo. I no longer smoke. I’ve been exercising for the first time in my life but still get winded after climbing a flight of stairs.
Six months after I started working out, I’ve realized that exercise isn’t enough. I can’t expect to melt off any inches or pounds if my eating habits are as poor as they’ve always been. So starting today, all that changes.
I’m sticking with my two-day a week workouts with Booty Camp Fitness. And, beginning next week, I’m adding two more nights of working out to the mix and going to try my hand at a kickboxing and MMA workout with the new Femme Fitale program.
And I know even that won’t be enough: I have to change the way I eat, what I consume and how much I consume. That change starts today. I bought a new piece of Tupperware over the weekend, into which I can fit a bunch of delicious veggies, some kind of healthy proteins or grains and not much else. The fact that it’s portion controllable will also help when I decide to have something not-as good for me for lunch — I’ll only be able to have so much, instead of overfilling an entire Tupperware container with the junk.
Lunches are going to be my hardest meal to sort out, so I’d love some healthy lunch ideas to keep me on course. I’m looking for healthy, tasty ideas. Please leave any you have in the comments!
Here’s hoping to liking what I see in the mirror before I turn 30 in three months.