My friend Sarah posted this image to her IG story and it really struck a chord with me.
Here’s the deal. I can look really good (in my opinion 😉 ), be very lean, and have my abs showing at about 125 lbs. HOWEVER it is really hard for me to sustain that low weight. It’s not unhealthy by any means, but in order to look like that I have to basically be hitting my macros 100% of the time, have no cheat meals, and be very strict. And it is hard to live like that and enjoy your life and spontaneity.
It was easier for me to maintain when Stu was living in Connecticut and I didn’t go on date nights and spent more time cooking at home. But you know what? When I am not as strict, but still living a healthy lifestyle and also enjoying those fun moments, I hover around 132 lbs. And you know what else? I’ve decided that is okay!
Weight lost so far: 1.4 lbs.
Waist inches lost so far: 0.6″
Yes, I could work super hard and be super dedicated and strict and hold only that 125 lb. figure but I decided it’s just not worth missing out on 5% of my life to way 5 lbs. less.
That’s why I’ve decided to end this mini-cut and experiment with intuitive eating. You can read more about why here.
There is nothing better than looking and feeling amazing, but remember why you are doing this in the first place. What is it worth to you? What is it worth giving up or missing out on? Living a realistic lifestyle is way more important to me than striving for a lower number on the scale, and I hope it is for you too!