Reality TV or A Reality Check?

I’ve learned so much during this journey. I’ve learned that we don’t live in a reality television show and that losing weight at a healthy normal pace is a good thing! It is not only healthy for our hearts, bodies or minds, but it is a reality. We cannot expect to lose 5 to 10 pounds a week and keep it off; after all, we do not work out in a gym 8 hours a day while consuming 1200 calories. It took me a while to grasp that concept during my journey. I had to learn to embrace the one pound loss and realize the progression I was making week by week.

I’ve learned so much during this journey.  I’ve learned that we don’t live in a reality television show and that losing weight at a healthy normal pace is a good thing!  It is not only healthy for our hearts, bodies or minds, but it is a reality.  We cannot expect to lose 5 to 10 pounds a week and keep it off; after all, we do not work out in a gym 8 hours a day while consuming 1200 calories. It took me a while to grasp that concept during my journey. I had to learn to embrace the one pound loss and realize the progression I was making week by week. 


I have to admit, there were weeks where I didn’t lose anything after working hard in the gym and eating well. I felt like a complete failure; was I destined to be a fat girl forever? The answer was, NO! I did not go home and open up a bag of gooey chocolate goodies or drive through the Golden Arches for a super-sized death meal. Instead, I reflected on what I had done, and realized that I am human, and my body is going to react differently each week, especially since I am a woman in my 40s. The next week, I would change up my work out and try a new menu to throw my body’s memory off a little.



I’ve also learned that this is just as much a mental journey as a physical one.  Each day creates a new challenge, whether it’s a food struggle or going to the gym after a hard day.  But each challenge brings new a new strength that you will be able to rely on for years to come! I have learned so many things throughout my journey, and whether I lose weight one week or not, I know that as long as I have determination and perseverance, I will succeed in becoming and staying a happy healthy me and you will too!

We all love a good cup of coffee to wake us up in the morning. But that routine drink may be doing good things for your health. Turns out, drinking coffee could help you do three big things: burn fat, lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, and boost your mood. Watch the video below to see how, plus three ways to spice up your coffee with adding calories!