It's been 7 weeks since I posted Progress Not Perfection (and it still doesn't look like I've cleaned my mirror ?).
That means this is progress even through the holidays. Christmas, New Years, snow days... And other than committing to a non-negotiable daily yoga practice (some days this is just meditation) I have not done a single thing differently than I was 7 weeks ago. No crazy diets. Hell, no diet at all! No deprivation. No detoxes. (Though to be honest I probably need a sugar detox... Not for my waistline, but for my insides. I'm feeling sluggish the way I do when my sweet tooth needs to take a back seat for a while.)
But this tells me that this lifestyle works for me!
I don't count the days until I'm allowed to eat whatever I want again. Could I "tighten up" my diet to "tighten up" faster? Sure. But it won't work as well in the long run. Quick fixes usually mean a quick return to whatever weight/shape you were when you go back to "normal." If you make this your normal you can't lose. Nothing works as well as consistency.
This IS a lifestyle. THIS is my normal. And THIS is the result.
P.S. This is also why I strongly encourage my clients to take pictures! I wear leggings for a living and my ring is a size 3 3/4 so I don't really notice the change in my clothes or rings very often. I assumed there wouldn't be any difference in these pictures (I actually thought I would've looked bigger), but sometimes you really can't tell where you were and where you are without the side by side comparison.