Hey friends. So I got on the scale for the first time in months and I was shocked at the number I saw. I know I hadn’t been eating that great but I’d been working out as much as I could. Apparently, it wasn’t enough. I’m only 5’2″ so my healthy weight range is between 105 (not happening) and 135. I was closer to the latter than I’d like. I’ve never been super thin and I defiantly have curves but I just don’t feel like me in this saggy skin I’m carrying around.
I know I’ve been using excuses like I don’t have enough time or I just had a baby. The truth is I had a baby 2 years ago and most days I’m just too lazy or tired to workout. In comes the 21 day fix and their powerhouse trainer Autumn. The program promises that in 21 days if you stick to the workouts daily and diet you will lose pounds.
I’m on day 2 of the 21 days and feel more inspired than ever to get my body back. I started on Day 1 with the Total Body Cardio Fix. First, you should know I am super uncordanated and second I don’t have much stamina. I felt the movements on the Total Body Fix were simple and easy to follow. I didn’t get lost or fall out of step like I do at Zumba or Pound. They were hard but easy to do. I did lose steam halfway through a lot of the exercises but there is a modified version you can do if the main one is too difficult. I would do the modified for the last 5 second of each 60 second workout. Even though I don’t have great endurance the trainer kept telling me to keep pushing through it and I did. It helps that most of the workouts are only 60 seconds with a quick rest in between and the entire workout is only 30 minutes.
I also should mention I’m not doing the food prep. It’s just too much for this simple mind to handle. I am planning to eat much better than I have been and if I’m in a restaurant to make the good choice instead of the fatty choice. For example, for breakfast I eat a hard boiled egg, banana and piece of whole grain toast with a little peanut butter and honey on it. For lunch I’ll have a salad or veggie with protein and for dinner I won’t have seconds and will try to only eat as much as my husband. He has crazy self-control when it comes to food and I usually finish his plate too. I’ll also do some low-fat carb snacks after breakfast and lunch to keep my serotonin levels up (I’ve been on the serotonin power diet for months). Along with all that I take a daily multi-vitamin and Vitamin C too boost my immune system. I am hopeful that if I watch my eating and do the workouts it will payoff. It’s going to require a lot of self control and a whole lot of determination on my part but it’s worth it.
I want to be proud of my body again and the flabby rolls aren’t making me feel great. I want more energy and to be able to maybe get in a bikini again one day. It’s time to stop the excuses and get to work. I’ll let you all know how my journey is going and if I see any results. I also try to review each workout if possible. Happy Beachbody friends.