New year, new name for what was formerly Fat Butt Friday. I wanted to do this name change because I felt like my journey wasn't so much about losing weight now, but more about maintaining the weight I am at now. I still have a little bit of weight I want to lose, but after losing over 50 lbs. in 2013, I wanted to put my focus more on life now after the weight loss. Food is my addiction, so I believe I will always struggle with learning to block out that voice inside my head that tries to convince me that food is the answer to all my problems. I am such an emotional eater!
I want this series to be a place for others to share their weight loss journey's as well. A community where we share our stories, recipes, successes, and struggles without judgement. Let's come together and encourage one another! However, always remember that being over weight, never devalues anyone. We are all equally important in this world and should love and accept ourselves no matter what size we are at.
Oops! Yep, that's a cookie in my hand!
I am not by any means an expert in health and fitness, but plain and simple, weight loss is definitely about a balance of routine exercise and high quality foods. Of course, we can't live a life without indulging every now and then, but I don't believe a healthy and successful weight loss excludes one or the other. Therefor, those are the guidelines I stand by here. Those are the guidelines that worked for me when none of the other ones did. I have tried all of the fad diets and weight loss programs like Weight Watchers, and honestly, the best program is to just stop eating the junk and to get up off the couch and move!
In 2014, my goals for health and fitness are to continue to educate myself more about clean eating and to run more. I would love to participate in my first 5k and perhaps even find some other ways of exercising that I love just as much as running.
If you are interested in sharing your story and being a guest for Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise, I would love to hear from you. Be sure to send me an email at sixcherriesontop(at)gmail(dot)com and we can talk. I also encourage you to email me if you have any questions or would like to talk one on one about something you don't feel comfortable sharing in the comments. I would love to be part of your buddy system to help encourage you to lose weight and challenge yourself this year.
Leave a comment below telling me some of your health and fitness goals for 2014.