Making the Best of My Quarantine Weight-loss

 Guest Blog Post written by Elizabeth S. from @eliz_talks

Weight loss has always been my life brand. From a very young age, I've been a yo-yo dieter. It's almost as if I love the challenge of watching my body transform.

2020 has been no different. Once January 2nd, 2020 hit, I knew exactly what needed to be done to obtain results. I joined Weight Watchers, cut back drinking, and started yet another journey of sensible eating.

I was doing great, getting results, and feeling good about 2020. Then March hit & we were quarantine. 
I went into an immediate panic, unsure what this meant for my new lifestyle. It took me 2.5 seconds to realize I would have to turn it up a notch. 

I no longer had my extensive commute (lots of city blocks & stairs). So I had to figure out a way to keep my body in motion. Home workouts were my saving grace. I began following Instagram fitness sites & religiously did @atribecalledgains workouts. It was easy to watch step by step videos & write-ups on what needed to be done. 

I knew in order to keep my results going and my COVID-19 anxiety at bay I needed to release all the stress.
As the days & weeks progressed, I decided to make it part of my schedule. I incorporated my workouts into my busy meeting work week. I made the most of the time I had.

TIME was always my complaint, I didn't do it because I didn't have time, I'd say. Now I was given the time of eliminating a commute & being in the comforts of home all day. So I had run out of excuses, & needed to just run with it, literally.

Between resistant weight training, counting points with weight watchers, I also started my journey as a runner & started catching miles with @yonkersrunningproject. Something I never thought I'd see myself doing. But here we are, anything is possible in 2020, the body transformation inevitably took place.  

Consistency got me here. Falling in love with results, got me here. I don't always want to do it, heck 75% of the time I don't want to do it, but I do it because I set goals for myself.

Every week or so I challenge myself with something new, either by using heavier weights, adding more miles, increasing my speed, drinking gallons of water. Every week you'll see me add something.

I'm holding myself accountable, I'm following the footsteps of my fit sisters, and also encouraging my partner to do the same. We've lost a combined 71.2 lbs together!

Our goal is a combined 100 pounds. The challenges are endless, and I don't mean Tic-Tok challenges. It's the ones we create within ourselves to obtain the things that one day may have seemed far fetched. 

Weight loss is my life brand, but keeping it off is my new chapter of this long extensive relationship.


Editor's Note:  I want to thank Elizabeth for sharing her journey.  Congratulations on making the best of  these challenging times to get to your goal.  Congratulations to her partner as well.  Great Job!!
From experience, I can say that having a partner on the same journey - makes the journey a little bit easier.
I know that you both will reach you goal.  You both are showing consistency and determination to make it happen.  All the best.  xo

3 comments:

  1. woohooo!!! my inspo to stay consistent everyday <3

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  2. I love my cousin Eliz makes me so proud!!! Seizing each day of LiFe beautiful!

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