2020 has been something that I have not been looking forward to, only because I’m getting older and the responsibility is increasing as I grow older. But with that comes my weight. As a little girl I’ve been pretty fit. I did tennis, swimming which I thoroughly enjoyed, basketball which I did not at all enjoy but rather was forced to go to a camp because my brother did, soccer, and softball at the moment. But, in 2017 I got into an accident. I was snowboarding and I was pushed into the side of the cliff and fell off the edge. That ultimately pushed me to tear my right ACL forcing me slightly immobile for the entire year. And although I did PE during school, I never fully committed to going to the gym everyday and exercise everyday like in the past.
Because I had a little pause in my fitness and my health my weight and my physical appearance had changed drastically and although I would go to the gym weekly back in 2019, I didn’t push myself to do it frequently enough where I would physically change.
But, as of 2020 when school officially started, I told myself it was time to make this change. I’m at that certain age where time won’t be on my side often and I have to always be careful with how I spend my time, and one thing I needed to work on was my weight. So, here are three things that I am doing to lose weight and fat in 2020.
The first product and routine that I’ve been diligently taking every day is my detox tea that I drink called: Traditional Medicinals: EverDay Detox in Lemon which I previously mentioned in my How to Have a Productive 2020 blogpost which went up on Wednesday (Tuesday 12 pm CST). The detox tea isn’t strong at all and even if you want to drink it as a normal beverage, it is completely fine and tastes and smells delicious. When I started school for the second semester I started bringing these to school in my insulated bottle and continuously refilled my bottle with hot water. Not only did I enjoy the taste of the tea, it really helped my hunger lessen, making me stop snacking too much on a daily basis. However, while I stopped snacking on unhealthy snacks, I did feel hungrier throughout the day after having 3 meals, but, with the detox tea I found myself suppressing that hunger.
While that may sound like a bad thing, it did help me with eating healthier and bringing lunch from home to make sure that I’m eating the correct food to help me lose weight and to physically lose fat. I’ve also started to drink only my detox tea and water, with the occasional coffee once or twice a week. I used to be an avid coffee drinker, drinking everyday which, my friends can definitely agree with, however, now that I’ve discovered tea and have been trying to stop my coffee temptations, I’ve realized coffee doesn’t always have to be my fuel for the day. Because I drink too almost every weekday, coffee is something I mainly drink on the weekends as I don’t drink the detox tea on the weekends as I branch out on tea or coffee or even simply drink water. While I haven’t stopped completely drinking coffee, I have completely stopped any sort of soda consumption since starting my resolution and I feel a lot better. Stopping soda has made me stop wanting to drink it so often (although I still want to drink them during movies).
Not only am I drinking this, I’ve also changed my eating habits. In the past I was a heavy red meat eater. And I’m not saying I’ve cut all red meat, no, I’m a heavy meat eater and will forever be one, but, my portions are much less than they were before. I’m also not eating red meat everyday. There are some days where I would only eat vegetarian dishes and there were some days I would have cut up meat buried in vegetables; mushrooms, lettuce, carrot, corn, etc. While I do eat a lot of vegetables during my meal, I’m not eating too much. I’m eating only where I’ve satisfied my hunger rather than becoming completely full or perhaps stuffed. I feel that because I’ve changed my eating habits, I don’t rely on snacks as much and my need to eat has gone down.
Lastly, I want to talk about my physical change. As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, I used to be exercising frequently but because in 2017 I tore my right ACL, things had stopped for me. I had to take a year off my exercising and all I did was do my physiotherapy exercises and eat and sleep and go to school. That was the point where I really gained weight and fat. Although I tried to go to the gym frequently after I had gotten a surgery for my knee and did months of PT, I wasn’t in a routine where I could lose that weight and fat that I had gained from not exercising for a year.
But as of 2020, I started going to the gym everyday. Because I have homework to do and that is one of the reasons why my gym time is short. I spend 30 minutes on the treadmill or elliptical. While that might seem like it is not going to do anything, I found that it has helped going for at least 30 minutes a day and then doing sit ups and ab workouts at home using my yoga mat. I found that while there are yoga mats in my gym, going back and using my own is more hygienic as who knows who’s sweat still is on the gym mats? So I would keep it safe for myself and just so that I don’t get any sweat on those mats as well.
So, that is all for my three things that I’ve been working on and still am working on for my 2020 goals for weight and fat loss. I hope you guys enjoyed this and could get some ideas of this!
Have a good day!