Today I'm going to talk about what exercises I've been doing and what I have been eating since I began to change my way of living.
Okay so lets begin with my exercise routine.
- I began doing Insanity I believe it was February 3rd. The first week I did it every day as scheduled. It's a really tough exercise program especially if you are out of shape. I have continued to do it but I must admit that I do miss some days. I have no excuses and admit I need to step it up and get back to doing it on all the days I'm supposed to.
-I go to the gym at least 3 days a week and Honestly would go 5-6 days a week if possible. I absolutely love going to the gym now and always feel great after pushing myself. I do weight training on all the days that I go because I get my cardio from the Insanity.
- Some women shy away from weights and only want to do cardio ... but I would say embrace weight training..Your body will look amazing and you will be happy you did later on.
As far as my eating habits:
- My eating habits have changed tremendously since I've began living a healthier lifestyle. I use to eat out a lot and eat lots of fried foods, chips, etc.
Here's a typical day for me
Breakfast: Café Latte Herbalife Shake
Herbalife Raspberry Tea
Snack: Protein bar, or fruit, or greek yogurt
Lunch: Cookies n Crème Herbalife Shake
Snack: Same as am snack
Dinner: Lean Meats (Chicken breast, Ground Turkey, Pork chops) with salad or vegetables.
Sometimes I switch it up and have my shake for dinner and a balanced meal for lunch.
I know it may seem like I'm not eating a lot but I am never hungry. My meal replacement shakes keep me full and they have all the vitamins and nutrients you need in a healthy meal.
I can honestly say that I have never felt better. Since I've began working out and eating healthier I have tons more energy and I just feel better and happier overall.
And I allow myself a treat sometimes . Like last night I went out for dinner and it was delicious and the weekend before I had 2 drinks with a friend. I didn't over indulge and it felt good to know I've been working really hard and it's okay to treat yourself every once in a while.
Just be sure not to treat yourself too often and compromise all the hard work you have been putting in. It can be extremely difficult at first but that's when you stop and think about why you started in the first place. And turn to others who are on the same path as you so we can keep each other motivated and on track.
You can do this ..You just have to believe in yourself. It's not only about losing weight but also about being healthier and feeling good about yourself.
I started at 180lbs and now I am 167.8 lbs