Weight Loss Wednesday #4

Guess what day it is?! It's Weight Loss Wednesday! Today, we're going to talk about my struggles, progress, and a few things I&...

Guess what day it is?! It's Weight Loss Wednesday!
Today, we're going to talk about my struggles, progress, and a few things I've come across to help keep you motivated!
First, let's talk progress.
It's officially been 1 month since we started Weight Loss Wednesday.
This marks 1 month of me working out 6 days a week.
1 month of me attempting to eat "healthier".
1 month of constantly reminding myself why I'm doing this.
So, what have I gotten from this so far?
I've lost ~6 pounds. I can't be sure of an exact amount, because my weight fluctuates like crazy.
I'm 1 pants size down.
I'm proud, but I feel like I could have done better.
The Struggle:
This is hard, but why is it SO hard?
Staying motivated, working out 6 days a week, trying to maintain good eating habits, why is it so hard?
Because I'm not used to it. I'm used to doing and eating whatever I want, when I want. That's why.
Making this a permanent change is going to be a long, hard battle.
Working out has been simple enough for me to make into a routine. Now, I need to start upping my work outs, because they're becoming easier. I've been working out 20-30 minutes/day this entire month, so I've either got to up the intensity or the length.
I've done little to no cardio this entire time. I've been strength training, so I need to incorporate cardio, but I HATE it. It's winter, so I can't go outside, which makes it hard for me.
Another issue I'm having is stress and depression. 
I deal with a lot of stress and anxiety, I always have. I need to de-stress. I've considered trying yoga to see if that will help.
I'm depressed. I'm one of those people who gets extremely depressed and grumpy during the winter months.
I hate feeling like I'm trapped in my own house and I can't stand being cold. I hate how early it gets dark and that it's almost always cloudy.
I've been getting caffeine headaches lately that turn into migraines from the lack of caffeine. That's not helping me with avoiding pop. Now all I want to do is grab a Mountain Dew and drink it.
Hopefully that will be over soon.
So, during my struggles I have slipped off track occasionally. I've eaten things I shouldn't have, I've drank a pop or two. But, I've managed to get back on track before I've fallen too far.
I think this is slowing my progress, and I need to stop.
So, how have I managed to stay motivated?
Pinterest is a huge help. I pin a lot.
Follow me @ pinterest.com/nikx1015
Anyway, here are a few things that I've done.
*All Pictures from Pinterest*

Make weight loss jars!
Label them, and put the marbles in the pounds to go jar, then transfer them to the pounds lost jar.

Getting out of your own way is the first step towards wellness

Know that this is true. The only thing stopping you from getting what you want is YOU!
Always turn a setback into a comeback. It doesn't matter how far you've gone off track, you can always start right back up.
Remember this. Everyday you are 1 day closer to your goal. Who knows how long it will take, but the more days you let pass you by without doing anything, the worse you're going to feel about it. Take it one day at a time and remember your goal. Remember why you started.
Don't forget that, either. It doesn't matter how bad you want it, if you aren't willing to work for it, you won't ever get it.
I hope this helps you guys out!
I've had a hard week and I'm trying to get back on/stay on track.
Thanks for reading!

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