i started working out last april to build muscle and lose weight (i was 228 pounds) and in 4 months went down to about 210 lbs. then gained most of it all back due to my schedule and depression binging/drinking and not being able to lift from my busy days, along with being around people who eat and dont care about weight and push me to eat (and when i say im trying to lose weight they simply say "oh eat this is low in <insert random ingredient or sugar or any of that> like calories dont matter). i ended up at 220 pounds at the new year.
two days after new years i got up and decided to change my life to become what i want to be and not sit around pointing fingers saying im not the way i want to be because of this person or that person or because of a situation like i did in the past. the girl ive always wanted in my life came back to me and it kicked off the feeling that i need to take control of my life and become who i want to be. im a college dropout and now im going back to become a carpenter. i practice guitar as many hours a day as i can (music is my passion and i want to become a great musician someday) and its all because ive gotten what i needed to push myself. somebody who can push me to do things for myself and those around me. i feel i need to be a motivation for those like me who cant find there way to there goals like i was and still am at some points.
i work out at least 3 days a week with weights and two days with cardio (to rest the muscles and still burn calories) and eat at a deficit. and in one month ive gone from 220 to 210, but this weekend i gained back two pounds from binge eating.
how do you push yourself to not binge eat and to keep exercising when you get depressed? or push yourself in general to not fall off the wagon and keep going with your fitness routine?
ive missed two or 2 days of lifting and 3 of cardio in three weeks because of it, and i had to really push myself to workout today. all i managed was a weak upper body workout cause of it. im going to go back to my workout in a bit and try to make it a better workout.
i need tips to keep going and to stay motivated to stick with lifting and eating right even when depressed. i started trying to lose weight and build muscle without any knowledge of how to and learned so much from this forum.