I just wanted to share this before and after picture (not really a before and after because I’m not done yet but you know what I mean) to prove a point.
On the first picture I was doing lots of cardio everyday, doing little strength training and counting every single calorie. I was very possibly undereating. I began doing this on March and by September I barely saw any difference from when I started.
The second picture is the result of lifting everyday, with literally no cardio, and clean eating without counting calories. Just making sure I eat at least my bmr, and hopefully over it (not way over though!).
I’m just trying to say:
1. Strength training really is as important as people say it is (when it comes to toning, not necessarily for weightloss).
2. Calories are not meant to be counted exactly. You really don’t need to google “calories in one grape” or ”calories in a gummy bear” or whatever. Just stick to healthy foods and know when to stop eating, or when to eat more, for that matter. And remember undereating is just as bad as overeating.
3. Progress takes time, don’t get discouraged if it takes more than you thought!
Needed this today.