|Be still my heart|
I mentioned how I put on about 15-20 pounds late last year (thank you fertility drugs) and I am still trying to take them off. Just the thought of putting on a bikini gives me anxiety. Living in Ohio you don't really need to be "bikini ready" until about June; unless you are going on vacation before that. But living in North Carolina, March is pretty much when the winter wear is put away for good and the skimpy shorts and dresses come out. I will be back on fertility drugs this spring so I know I will be gaining more weight again soon so it's time to step up my game.
I tried a yeast free diet after the new year. If you aren't familiar you pretty much eat meat and vegetables. No fruit or booze for the first 2 weeks. Want to know how long I lasted? 5 DAYS. I didn't realize how much fruit I normally eat until I had to cut it out completely. And eating a diet mainly of animal protein made me sick to my stomach. This diet works great for many but it just was not for me.
One quick convo with Joe and we decided to go back to a mostly pescatarian diet. We did this for 2 years. We understand what we can and can't eat. We cut out animal protein and most dairy. I found that I made better choices on this diet and felt better. I never cheated during that two years but I also didn't make myself either. I just did not want any type of meat AT ALL during that time. I find that when I prohibit things I just want them more. So if there is a meal that I want meat, I will eat it. But that will be a rarity. I will not cook meat at home. Thank goodness I have a very willing husband who will do this with me. Makes meal planning so much easier.
I am going to bump up my exercise as well. I normally do spin twice a week. I am going to add two weight training sessions (either at the gym or at home). We also are trying to incorporate a weekend hike with the pups as well. I love finding great workout motivation on Pinterest too.
Let's do this!