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17 April 2016 @ 01:12 pm
Question time  

There hasn't been a post in quite a while that hasn't been a weigh-in or chart update, so I'm going to do one...

What is one thing that you've learned in your weight loss journey that you wish someone would have clued you into or you wish you had known sooner?

redheadedrebelredheadedrebel on April 17th, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC)

I have a bunch I could list, but I think one of the things that been the biggest difference between when I first lost the weight and when I re-lost 20ish pounds is the importance of doing more than just cardio to lose weight. I compare pictures where I'm close to the same weight(more muscle and less fat this time around), but this time around I look much more toned and fit because I've incorporated weight training... nothing super crazy, but the home workout programs I use either include body weight exercises or some weights.

Ashleykitegirl24 on April 18th, 2016 12:18 am (UTC)
that is also a good one :) :) I try to cross train a lot and incorporate weights / body weight regularly, for this reason. I've been slacking lately though :/
Ashleykitegirl24 on April 17th, 2016 10:42 pm (UTC)
that most things are not nearly as bad as you think, and actually somewhat enjoyable, if you just get yourself to do them in the first place! like exercising, or eating veggies instead of something else lol. I still struggle to remember this one a lot, but yeah, I find that if I can just get past the trouble getting started with the good choices, then the rest follows and isn't nearly as rough as I have built it up to be in my mind ;)
redheadedrebelredheadedrebel on April 18th, 2016 12:12 am (UTC)

That's a good one!!!
Reminds me of when I wanted to learn how to run! I just had to get through the initial struggle, but now it's what I look forward to and very much love to do.

Ashleykitegirl24 on April 18th, 2016 12:18 am (UTC)
yeah I have this problem with getting started running... but the past 5 days I've just done it, and I've done really well in the end :)
vahryvahry on April 19th, 2016 06:59 pm (UTC)
This! Get out of that door and you will enjoy it!
lenfant de jeulenfant_de_jeu on April 18th, 2016 01:47 am (UTC)
I think I always knew that once I got going it would be OK... to take things one day at a time (small bites of the elephant)... I just didn't seem to be ready to take that advice.

I think maybe... not to take such a big break when you need time out - take a day, take two, don't take three. Don't take a month, definitely don't take 6 months!

redheadedrebelredheadedrebel on April 18th, 2016 06:42 pm (UTC)
Not taking big breaks is a good one...
a day here or there is okay, but I can definitely look back and question why did I stop such and such for so long, if only I had taken a day or two and gotten back to it. Its never easy to have to basically start over...
Heatherrunhappee on April 21st, 2016 03:36 am (UTC)
My 190 lb self would like to go back and punch the 140 lb version of me in the face for calling myself a whale and never wearing shorts in the summer or putting on a bathing suit because I cared too much what other people thought. Maybe that's something that I've learned with age, but I really have come to realize it's so not important what other people think of you or what they say. What matters is if you're happy and how you feel about yourself. You can't live for anyone else, you have to do what makes YOU happy.
redheadedrebelredheadedrebel on April 26th, 2016 01:36 am (UTC)
I think this is something I still struggle with, but its super true!

It could be a age thing because it wasn't until recently that I really realized that I need to make sure that I keep me as a priority and work on improving me for me. I've let comments and opinions sidetrack me in the past when I should have just kept going.
Heatherrunhappee on April 28th, 2016 06:09 am (UTC)
Yeah. I mean, it's frustrating to hear things from people, especially because most if not all people don't know what you've been through or what's going on in your head and how hard things might be.