Apps & Things

Hey guys! I thought I’d post about some of the apps and things that I use to keep track of food, workouts, etc. Hopefully you find these helpful 🙂

MyFitnessPal – An excellent app to keep food of calories throughout the day. You get to set everything about yourself (age, height, weight, etc.) and then it helps come up with goals. Every person is different, but mine has me at 1,940 calories per day. It has most food and excersizes already in it to choose from, or you can add your own. Also, you can add people to be your friends – it helps keep you motivated! My username is sleslie27 if you want to add me 🙂

Pacer – This one is pretty self-explanatory. It pretty much just counts step, but it also connects to MyFitnessPal to track the calories burned by just your everyday walking.

C25K® – I haven’t started on this one yet, though I have dabbled in it in the past. It’s basically a running trainer that starts with very simple workouts and then gets to harder ones until you can run a 5k!

Instagram – You might laugh, but having an Instagram account dedicated to weight loss has been really nice! I have already connected with some people. It’s great because a lot of people post their workouts on there as well as recipes and motivation. If you’d like to, you can follow me – my username is leslielosesweight

Obviously these aren’t the only apps you can use, but they’re the ones I find most helpful and the ones you can connect with me on.

Have  a great day everyone 🙂

Workout #1

Hey guys! So I’m lucky enough to have a gym membership (and I’m so lucky it’s right by my house also), so today I went and did a workout. It was a swim workout, because that’s what I’m most comfortable with, and they have a nice pool.

I found this one on Pinterest:

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I modified it a little bit for myself. I don’t like doing backstroke in a pool I’m not familiar with, so I did breast stroke instead.

I won’t lie, I was a little frustrated. As someone who used to swim competitively, I just wanted to be as good as I was. But the fact, is I’m not. And it will take me a while to get back to the point that I can do a whole 25  without having to breathe, or that I can perfectly master a flip turn, or that I can do anything that I could two years ago. And that’s okay. It’s okay to be a little bit frustrated.

Even though I was getting frustrated, I was also amazed. Amazed at what my body can do if I just put in some effort. Go me!

I decided today that I’d pick an outfit that doesn’t really fit me as well as I’d like it to and take a picture. That way I can see my progress in a different way than just the numbers on a scale. Non scale victories are so important to me!

Just so you know, this is a photo I’d *maybe* share on social media. Maybe.image2.JPG(Please ignore the broken shoes and awkward hair and slight panda eyes)

That is where I’m comfortable. Wearing baggy clothes that don’t show my stomach, standing at an angle that doesn’t show all of the things I hate, etc.

Here is what I’m posting here:image1.JPG(Ignore the wet spots, it was right after getting out of the pool)

I. Hate. This. Picture.

I hate how I look. I hate how big my stomach and thighs are. I hate that this shirt that fit not too long ago is now  a struggle to get on and off. I hate that the shorts are so tight and expose so much that I don’t like.

But I’m going to improve. I’m going to get better. This outfit is going to fit – actually it’s going to be too small. And I can’t wait for that.