Who else is ready for summer?! ️
It’s crazy to think that winter used to be my favorite season, because the more clothes I wore, the better I looked. I always preferred pants over shorts, boots over sandals, and never EVER wore tank tops, even if it was 100 degrees outside, because I thought my arms were too flabby.
Looking back, I now realize I was never fat, flabby, or ugly, but instead I was mentally and physically unhealthy. I had a bad relationship with food. I exercised to “burn off” what I had eaten the day before, and even started popping Adderall at the age of 15, so I wouldn’t be hungry anymore.
The ironic part is that I was still overweight, because at the end of the day when I was exhausted from working out and the adderall had worn off, I was hungier than ever and would binge eat until I fell asleep.
So how did I fix my relationship with food? By counting macros. A lot of people associate tracking food with being mentally unhealthy and obsessive. For ME though, courting macros fixed those issues, because I knew the food I was eating was okay to eat. I knew that I was SUPPOSED to eat as much as I was eating, with the right portions, and if I wanted to eat out or have some cookies, I could! Because it fit in my macros, and I knew my goals would still be met.
Counting macros removed the GUILT from the equation. It eliminated the need to view exercise as punishment instead of a luxury. Instead of feeling remorse for over-eating or missing a day at the gym, I see it now as extra fuel for my next workout. Everyone is different, so I realize counting macros isn’t the only solution. But it is one of them, and if you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend you give it a shot.
My next post will be on how to get started counting macros!!! Make sure post notifications are on so you don’t miss it. 🥰
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