I have a confession to make: I haven't exercised for over a month and I've been binge eating constantly for the past two months. Naughty-naughty! I can definitely see the kilos piling up, and I felt AWFUL the other day when I tried my favourite pair of jeans on and realised that it felt
For some weird reason for the past two months or so, I've been trying to go on a diet and have been failing miserably!!! I start my day pretty good and when the afternoon comes I have these cravings for sweet things that I just give in to and then, since I've already spoiled the diet, I continue eating! And the same continues the next day!
But, I've had enough! Since the summer time is approaching really quickly here in Cyprus, and at one point I will have to wear my bikini (only the thought of that now gives me shivers!!) I knew I had to do something to take control of my eating habits and my workout schedule.
So, I opened up my Bullet Journal and started creating a diet plan for the next 8 weeks that will help me get back on track and lose all the extra kilos I've put on in time for the summer.
The first thing I did was to create a page where I track my progress. I find that seeing the results makes me try even harder, so it was really important for me to create this type of spread. Here I track my measurements in a table I created for the next 8 weeks. I also created a graph to track my weight loss progress. I can't wait to see the line go down!
On the next page, I created a general and simple Diet Plan. I want everything to be easy and simple so that I don't get discouraged with measuring quantities or complicated food. So, I have the general principles I've set for myself, and the foods I should stay away from in order to stick to the plan. I also created a list for each one of the meal categories, so that I can refer to this page each time I am meal planning or want to eat something and I need some ideas. There is not a big variety and that is on purpose. I want to give myself enough options so that I don't get bored of the same foods, but limit them so that my actions become automatic.
Lastly, I know that in order to succeed I have to get back to my workout plan. I want to start exercising 5 times per week (Monday to Friday) and I know I can do that if I put my mind to it. So, I created a very specific workout plan for the next 8 weeks in order to know exactly what I have to do each day. I might add some weights or other exercises as I go along, but this is the basic plan that I should follow.
I've also created some weight loss stickers to add to my bullet journal when I keep track of things or plan my week.
I also thought that it would help to talk about it online, in order to make myself accountable and give me that extra push that I might need. 😉 So, I'm starting on the 17th of April and I'll be finishing on the 12th of June.
How do you keep yourself motivated when you are on a diet? What spreads do you create in your bullet journal to help you along your journey?
** I'm not a dietician and this diet plan and workout schedule is created for my personal needs. You should consult your doctor before you start any type of diet plan.