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JesickaChaos wrote:First, I wanted to say give everyone in here a huge round of applause for sharing your stories and gaining the motivation to change. Both of these things can be difficult to do, as I've had trouble with them myself in the past.
I, too, am doing a sort of Convert to Fit challenge for myself, and I think we can all be huge boosts of motivation to each other. One thing I have discovered about weight loss and keeping fit is that it is a lot easier for most people to do it with others. When you can bounce support off of one another, it makes the burden feel a lot smaller.
My plan is to lose about 50lbs by Blizzcon. I started April 1st with not only regular exercise, but also a completely changed food plan and calorie counting. Due to my living situation, it is extremely hard to keep fresh food in my house and to cook healthy foods. I know that sounds like a cop-out, but trust me, I'm not using it as one. Regardless, I lost 11lbs in April by exercising three times a week and counting my calories(which actually was the biggest eye-opener to my unhealthy habits!), but have found that I've hit a huge weight loss plateau. I haven't changed anything; I still exercise Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and I haven't broken down and gone back to my bad eating habits. I'm still pop(soda) free, and haven't touched fast food or highly processed food since I started. But I just can't seem to break into that next 10lbs and beyond. I think it's because I've settled into a rhythm now, and maybe it's time to shake things up.
SpencerHD, I have never heard of Tabatas, but I am going to start trying this, because I think it's just the jump-start my body needs to keep losing weight. Thank you so much for your story and this little bit of information.
I want to be support for you guys =D So let's do these things and get ourselves healthy!
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