But I Thought The Fat Would Just Go Away!

For someone who has essentially been obsessed with losing weight since childhood, I’m surprised by how much I still need to learn about the actual mechanics of weight loss.

I mean, sure– I know about weight loss. Aside from everything I learned in school, I’ve spent years upon years absorbing all kinds of information about the subject. However, it seems as though there was one critical tidbit I completely glossed over: Where fat goes when we lose weight.

It seems as though I learned the answer to this question once upon a time, but had long since forgotten it. Well, I got a wakeup call today, and you know what? I’m absolutely mortified. 😳

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I Could Hardly Breathe– It Was Awesome!

From time to time, it can be nice to take a stroll down memory lane. It allows you to recount happy memories, learn from past mistakes, and look at your current position in life through a totally different lens.

Lately, I have been spending quite a bit of time trying to remember my past successes in weight loss. I’m not even going to lie though– I haven’t always lost weight the healthy or “right” way. There are definitely things I’ve previously tried that yielded the results I’m currently aiming for, but these are not methods that I’m willing to try again. After all, if they had actually been healthy and sustainable, I wouldn’t be in this position right now.

Mistakes aside, there have been many weight loss tools and tricks that were healthy, effective, and worth repeating. Now it is simply a matter of remembering what those specific things might have been. 🤔

Today, I am going to share one of my all-time favorite workout series and fill you in on how yesterday’s happy reunion actually panned out.

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Spilling The Tea: Will Ginger Tea Really Help Me Lose Weight?

While I actually love iced tea in all of its different flavors, hot tea has never been my favorite. Perhaps this is due to all of the times my mother thrust it upon me as a kid. 😝

Anytime I so much as sniffled or sneezed, here she’d come with a piping hot mug of black or green tea. Sometimes it’d have honey in it and other times it’d have lemon, but each and every time I was presented with hot tea, I wouldn’t want to drink it. 

As an adult, I’ve tried to expand my horizons and explore ways to enjoy tea more regularly. Upon investigating new and unique teas from around the world, I learned that many of them not only have interesting flavors, but are said to provide distinct health benefits as well. 

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Barely There, Don’t Care

Before I jump into anything else, I’m so sorry for missing my last two posts!

But you know how you wake up one day and you have all of these wonderful plans, only to end the day wondering, “What the heck just happened?” Well, that is exactly how my weekend went.

One minute, I was trying to binge watch Homecoming (the Julia Roberts show on Amazon, not the Beyonce doc… although I do have to watch that still), and the next minute everything went haywire. *Sigh*

Never mind all of that though! I’m back and everything is all sorted, so there shouldn’t be anymore interruptions to our normal programming. 🙂

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Something New.

When it comes to losing weight and pursuing better health, it is important to keep things fresh. 

Just as the body acclimates to being put through the same exercises time and time again, our minds often require a change in pace so boredom and the desire to quit is kept at bay.

As someone who is seemingly addicted to change, I was compelled to switch a few things up today.

It is time for something untested.

It is time for something new.

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30 Days Later + A Very Special Thank You!

Today marks the one month anniversary of my weight loss journey and blog!

They say time flies when you’re having fun, but have I been having fun over the last thirty days? Let’s chat about that. 🙂

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Do It Anyway.

Man, does it feel good to take a shower after a workout! But come to think about it, actually finishing your workout isn’t a half bad feeling either. 

Let’s not forget those awesome, feel-good endorphins rushing through your body too. 

Ahh…

It’s a feeling of accomplishment that simply can’t be beat.

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Could It Be True?

It’s been less than a week since I decided it was time to give intermittent fasting another try.

And in less than a week, I can already say that I am super glad I did!

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“Weight”-ing To See A Change

I didn’t work out at all this weekend. It was great.

While it wasn’t very fun feeling as unwell as I did, my body got the opportunity to rest and fully recover.

And although I didn’t get nearly as much sleep as I should have, I passed my weekend spending priceless time with my wonderful family. So no workout aside, my weekend was still a blessing.

And then Monday came. 

With my asthma issues all cleared up and my muscles reinvigorated, I knew today was the day to get back to work.

I miss the weekend already! 😂

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Today I Threw A Fit. I’m Not Sorry.

Today I threw a fit.

I have zero remorse.

Sure, I’m not a five-year old who lacks the emotional maturity and understanding to refrain from stamping about as she huffs and puffs like a disgruntled bear, all because things didn’t go her way. I get that; really I do.

But I was tired and hungry and worst of all, I had to workout.

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