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June 29, 2014

Back in Shape.




As soon as my boyfriend sent me his flight confirmation to come see me in July I started to think (after a lot of tears of joy) : I NEED TO LOOSE SOME WEIGHT. 

And although he's a perfect gentleman and always says that I look incredible (Thank God for Skype !) I'm a girl and being self conscious about my body is in my DNA.

Since I start a new diet every 2 days and can't keep the motivation alive I decided to do a commitment with myself and with all the internet in this blog. Even if only a very tiny amount of the internet actually reads it.

So if you're one of the very smart and amazing people that read my blog and also wants to loose some weight, I invite you to do this with me so we have each other for support and just because it'll be fun (I hope so !).

To cut down to the interesting part I'm gonna share today the things that I'm changing in my diet, in my life, in my attitude and also some new things that I never did before but I did some Google research.

I also believe that you should start reading this knowing that this are only some tips from a girl with a lot of free time and an internet. I'm not a doctor and probably shouldn't be giving health advice, but these are just things that work for me and that help me to be more healthy and loose a couple of pounds. If you have more serious problems and want to loose more weight you should definitely see a doctor.



1. JOIN THE GYM !



I know that there are some incredible people that can work out without a gym, but it doesn't work like that for me. I need some very strong motivation to stop watching Pretty Little Liars and just go work out. And in that case the motivation for me is that I don't want to waste my money paying for a very expensive gym and not use it. 

Also, if you don't have the money to expend in a gym, you don't have too, there are a lot of ways you can work out without it. One of my favorites is this channel on Youtube called Blogilates and that girl is AMAZING, if you're not in the mood to work out, she's gonna put you in the mood.  

2. No more Fat Food


This one is just using your good sense to determine what are fat foods. For me it applies specifically to chocolate. I just need some chocolate after my meals, when I don't eat I don't feel complete. 

So as a solution I started buying some cereal or protein bar in chocolate flavors, I know that they are not the best for your health but it I think it's better that eating enormous amounts of chocolate everyday.. because when I start I can't stop. 

Just don't forget to read the nutritional information, because I already bought some "protein bars" that didn't have protein in it.

3. Chia Seeds





I have to admit that since I discovered them, I got a little bit obsessed. I just put them in everything because they don't have a particular taste and are also very good for you. 

Among the many benefits for your health, that I'm sure you can find with a little Google research, they are very high in fiber (which is great for your digestive system and also keeps you feeling full for a long time, making you eat less), they combat diabetes, they're high in Omega-3 and are great for your heart. If you are not sold, I don't know what else to tell you. 

I usually put them on salads, mix them with yogurt in the morning or blend them with some fruit for a quick smoothie. If you guys want some recipes, let me know and I'll be glad to share. 

4. Make your own food 



Unfortunately for me, a lot of specialists say that to loose weight the main focus needs to be on changing your diet. So along with the No more Fat Food rule, I'm starting to get very interested in cooking. 

I feel like if I'm the one doing my meals I know exactly what I'm eating, I avoid eating out (which saves me not only calories but also money) and I try to be as healthier as I can. 

To motivate me I also started to go to the supermarket with my mom, that way I know what we have in the house and I also control my mom on the candy aisle. 

5. Motivate people around you



This is really helping me out and that's also why I'm writing this post, because I not only help myself but others. I started this new journey with a couple friends of mine and we just get ourselves motivated to work out, go together to the gym or tell ourselves to skip desert when we eat out. 

I strongly think that loosing weight should be your decision and you shouldn't let people's opinions bother you, but sharing a healthy lifestyle it be bad, right ? 

6. Keep track of your weight, IN A HEALTHY WAY. 


Don't obsess about it ! Just keep track or maybe weight yourself every week or every two weeks. 

In my case I do it every monday, this way I know if what I'm doing is working and I can just change things up if I don't see any progress or keep up the good work and be reward myself with a trip to the mall. 

7. Use internet as motivation, not distraction 





Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr.. I think you know what I'm talking about. I follow a big number of motivational accounts in all of these social medias and they really help. They give you tips, quotes, recipes, before and after pictures, it all counts if it gets your lazy ass of the couch and on a treadmill. 



I hope this was helpful for some of you in some way. 

Thank you so much for reading. I really appreciate it. 

And as always leave anything you heart desires to share in the comments below. 

See you on the next one ! ;) 

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