Even though I haven't restricted what I'm eating (besides my no sweets rule), I am eating pretty healthily - fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, etc. I'm eating these out of necessity because otherwise I'd be too hungry all the time - healthy foods tend to have higher satiety to calorie ratios.
|Example of my food diary that I logged on MyFitnessPal|
Exercise is necessary for successful weight-loss and maintenance. Because my diet is so calorie restrictive, it is especially important that I exercise so I can allow myself to eat a bit more. Additionally, it is imperative that I build muscle. Muscle burns more fat and tones body.
The following is a list of activities that I either do now, plan to do, or have done and need to get back into.
I used to swim all throughout high school, but stopped when I went off to college in 2006. Since starting a surf class a few weeks ago, I have taken up swimming again to benefit my diet and my surfing lessons.
I like swimming a great deal because it is low-impact but also very extensive in that I move my entire body.
I went surfing for the first time a few weeks ago. It's really fun and I'm looking forward to when I can actually stand up on the board and surf. When I write that I've gone surfing, what I mean is that I've gone into the ocean with a surf board. It might take a while before I truly begin to surf.
Zero, my neighbor's dog
that I walk often
I haven't started weight lifting, but I'd like to begin. Muscle burns a great deal of fat and tones my body. I've read that women, like men, should lift the heavy weights so that they are only able to do 6 reps. Many women believe it's better to lift lighter weights and do more reps to build lean muscle instead of bulk up. I understand that women want to maintain a feminine physique and bulking up would make them look masculine, but it's very difficult for women to look bulky without going on a muscle- building diet and taking steroids.
- Weigh Lifting
|This was taken a while ago. I was probably about 160 lbs|
- Brazilian Jui Jitsu