I Drank A Gallon Water for 1 month….

Hey Friends 👋,

Being home everyday, cooking, eating, taking care of family and doing everything except taking care of my body. Things got out of hand, I didn’t realize the person I was seeing in the mirror. It was awful 😢😞😫, I felt tired all the time and eating around the clock didn’t help either. I packed on lbs like no tomorrow. I decided that I needed to take control not gain any more lbs and just focus on losing all the 50 lbs gained in the year.

50? When did I gain 60lbs? 😔 I can’t believe I allowed myself to get away like that. For reference my weight before Covid was 198lbs still 23 lbs more that my ideal weight of 175lbs. I am 30-35 years old 5ft 8 1/4″.

The most important thing I would ask anyone who has found themselves in my situation is to find your why. Finding your why is what will keep you focused and driven to accomplish that goal you want. My why is that I want to love the person that I see in the mirror at all times. I want to be able to wear my size 12 jeans now I’m rocking size 16/18. That’s not me. The only thing that I never seemed to lose was my curvy figure, that I am extremely grateful for.

At the end of June this year I decided that I had to figure out a way to lose the weight without much exercise and pressure that would send me back to physio. I got a jump rope and Gallon bottle from Amazon.

Day 1:

I only managed to do 3 complete jumps. Yes I was so heavy I couldn’t lift my body to complete at least 10 jumps. When I was younger I loved jumping, I had my jump rope everywhere I went. I parked the rope and decided to just focus on something else, let’s lose some of this weight first. I started drinking a Gallon of water daily.

The first week was hectic 😫. I was running to the bathroom every 20 mins, reminded me of when I was pregnant. Thankfully I am home most of the days so it didn’t bother me much. At the end of week one I already started seeing and feeling results. My skin was glowing and I didn’t feel as tired before.

Fast forward to today, I can testify to the following benefits of drinking a Gallon water daily:

* Skin texture will be different.

* Bloating completely gone.

* Curved Cravings

* Shorter periods ,little to no pms: I have a pretty normal cycle, however before I see my monthly flow I’d experience excruciating pain lower belly and back, I would get pimples on a specific spot on my face. My mood swings would be all over the place. This month I thought I wasn’t going to have a period no back pain no cramps, the flow was not heavy. It only lasted 3 days. My cycle is usually 5 days and is always on time.

I did some measurements before I started my journey:

Waist- 44″

Breast – 42″

Thigh – 51″

August 1,2021:

Waist – 39″

Breast -40″

Thigh- 49″

This is just from drinking a Gallon water daily. My diet haven’t changed much just that I am eating less and no longer eating late.

I am going to challenge myself to start jump roping and using my spin bike. Hopefully the results will be much better.

What has been your experience with exercise,losing Covid weight?

Share with me in the comments .

Until Next Time…

Dee

My Fitness Journey

You have to be intentional, at least that’s what I’m telling myself. It all came up through an online meeting I had with my team. Work colleague of mine said she needed someone to workout with; asked if I would be her accountability partner and like the supportive person I am, I accepted. I told her, that I had a few gears I had ordered on Amazon until they’re here we wouldn’t start maybe light stuff.

The items got here yesterday (6/30) well part of my order. A jump rope and a Gallon water bottle. The one with the motivational prompts. I figured if I’m going to do this I needed the push.

Gal. Water Bottle and Skipping rope

Day 1.

I started drinking water later than expected however by the end of the night I made it to the mark 9pm. Didn’t finish. My toddler and mom cheered me on during the course of the day. I figured that’s a pretty good start. I haven’t done as much jumping. I don’t know if I even remember how to use a jump rope. My toddler 🙄 , with the can do attitude “you can do it mommy” 😩just what I needed my own personal cheerleader🥺. I only got three jumps in😆🎉. I will try to get more jumps in today.

Yeah, Dee has started her fitness journey. I don’t know what the heck I’m doing but I figured I’d start somewhere. I have a partner whom I’ll be checking in daily as well as my toddler to keep me on my toes. I haven’t weighed in I really don’t want to feel pressured by it I have an idea of what that number is and will use that as a mental note.

Why now? I’d say why not. Covid gains are obvious and this is something that I’ve started and stopped over the period of lock down. I’m hoping eventually little habits like eating snacks,sweets will stop. I don’t want to go on a full diet cleanse in one go. I want to take it one step at a time until that taste or yearning is gone.

Dee is embarking on a fitness journey. I want to document as much as I can and I’m excited to see results. For now I really want to get to a healthier weight be fit and stick to it. Trying to avoid any ailment that comes with neglecting ones health at least the ones I can avoid.

No pictures yet, they’re coming.

It’s good to check in with you guys I hope you’re all safe.

Until next time,

Dee
Xoxo