After having lost 94 lbs and maintaining for over two years, in a not so blunt manner I’ve been asked why I wasn't thinner if I was keeping pretty active. I don’t take offense to the question because it’s made me reevaluate my journey. The reason… yes I keep active but I have not balanced it with the healthiest diet. My eating habits have definitely improved from how I ate six years ago when I was 319 lbs but I think I have fallen into the trap of thinking I could eat freely because I have worked that day.
To prove a point I entered a pretty wacky experiment… so what would happen if for 75 days I didn’t workout and I ate without thought of what I was eating? On February 2nd I went for a 2 mile run and weighed my maintained weight of 225 lbs! No more workouts in February, in March and half way through April! I couldn’t make it to day 75… I went for a 3.1 mile run/walk 74 days later on April 16th.
I hope you are NOT surprised when I say that I GAINED weight from this experience. After 74 days of not working out and 75 day of a mind-less diet I gained 14 lbs! Just like that, in less than 3 months, I found my clothes getting tighter and often feeling sluggish & pretty blah.
Ready to break through this funk… I’m glad it was only 75 days. The 3.1 miles I did on the on April 16 was quite brutal! The term use it or lose it really is true! Ready and happy to get back at it and start on m y journey all over again! GO WILD, GET FIT!