Have you ever heard that you can’t out exercise a bad diet?
For the first 75 pounds or so of the 104 I lost, I only walked. Occasionally. I still lost over 75 pounds walking…occasionally.
My sister talked about how hard it was for her to walk the Color Me Rad 5k. I was so proud of her because it was hard. It was a hard race. But…she did it. Her body hurt afterwards but she did it! She lapped everyone sitting at home on the couch!
Lately, I have been exercising almost every day. But…my eating has sucked! I have eaten so much and so many bad things. I don’t know what is wrong with me. If it is around, I have been eating it. Oh…but I have been working out so it will balance out, right?
Weight loss is MOSTLY about what you EAT. I have heard a statistic that it is 80% what you put in your mouth. That is how I was able to lose 75 pounds with little to no exercise. I was watching what I ate. I didn’t LIKE to exercise. I felt too much stuff jiggling around. My knees hurt. My back hurt. My whole body would ache. Plus, if I were really careful what I ate, I would still lose weight – without exercise!
Am I telling you that you don’t NEED to exercise? Absolutely not! Exercise does so many good things for your body. It releases so many good endorphins, strengthens your heart, makes you stronger and helps relieve stress. Exercise rocks! BUT…it is not essential for weight loss – especially if you have a lot to lose!
So, I am screwed this week. I have done really bad with eating but still exercised and I know that is not how it works. I just have to get my eating back under wraps and get back on track. Now!
I am committing to you that I will track every-single-thing I put in my mouth tomorrow and the rest of this week! I will track and count and measure so that I know that I am back on track. If I don’t, God help my weigh in this week!
I just want to encourage you, if you are obese and exercise is super uncomfortable for you, don’t. Give yourself some time to shed some weight before you go full force into exercise. Just watch what you put in your mouth and track everything! You will lose weight and get to the point where your body will actually crave activity. It is so weird and crazy when that happens but it WILL happen!
Watch what you eat and watch the pounds come off. Exercise, they might come off a little faster.
Are you a regular exerciser or an occasional exerciser?