Thursday, April 26, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
When I first started my weightloss journey, I read a lot things, tried a few things, but in the end I decided to follow my own instinct when it came down to my health. I was always a small girl, about size 9-10 but, when I had my third child at the age of 33 that's when the weight start coming on. I went from a 10 to a sixteen over the next 14 years and I tell you it's wasn't good.
Last June 2011 I decided that I was going to loose the weight. This commitment was going to be a life changing experience! I started experimenting with a few things that I seen on T.V, as far as exercising and eating healthy, but a short time later I found myself running out of momentum and loosing my motivation. I knew right then I had to find a plan that worked for me and not a plan that worked for somebody else or a plan that was being endorse by celebrities to encourage people to buy their products when in fact most of them don't even use the products.
I changed my whole diet gradually and I worked out without becoming confined to the gym.. when I first started working out it was in my home every other day by using 2 cans of vegetables and rotating my arms or dancing to some hip hop music. A month later I signed up to Planet Fitness and for the first 2 months I loved the gym. I worked out 5 days a week doing 60 mins of cardio and working on my abs. Then in the third month I slowed down from 5 days to 3 days in the gym and the other 2 at home. With my focus on being healthy I began, cutting out all the sugars and eating less carbs. The weight just began to fall off of me.
Now I didn't start the work-out at home until October of 2011. I was just talking about loosing the weight in June and then in October the commitment came. I made it through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New years without eating unhealthy and I was so excited, but I knew that I had to maintain my goal without getting bored or going hard and possibly burn myself out. By Feb 2012 of this year I changed up my work-out plan, since we didn't have a really bad winter in Connecticut I started doing a lot of walking outside. When it was to cold to walk outside, I went to the mall and walked around for about 45 mins and our local mall is Big. Changing my scenery and workout method kept me motivated and encouraged to keep going.
Some of my basic items consist of, plenty of water, green tea and unsweetened almond milk. My food consist of organic eggs , Kashi granola cereal, Fiber-One bread, Kashi oatmeal, organic chicken and wild Alaskan salmon ,brown rice, plenty of veggies, fruits, low fat yogurt, dry walnuts and weight watchers Ice cream (which is very good and has a lot of fiber). From time to time I do treat myself to some delicious organic Sea Salt chips with the dip (Mmmmm, yummy)!!
Today April 7th and 6 months later I'm still motivated and pressing towards my goal and sticking to a plan that works for me. My body has fully detox itself and from the results today it won't allow me to intake the bad food I use to eat. Even if I try, I will break out in hives and itch, which is so uncomfortable- so that's telling me something (I can't go backwards). I started at a size sixteen and now I'm in a pair of forever 21 size 10 jeans. I still have a lot of work to be done on certain parts of my body but for the most part I'm satisfied and very greatful!
If I had to endorse anyone today or give credit for my weightloss, it would first and foremost be God, for He has given me the strength and guidance to go forward. Also, to my husband and children for motivating me. Lastly, to my team for sticking by and encouraging me and to the angry fitness trainer Alfonso Moretti Jr for a wonderful blog that kept it real and a became an inspiration to me...
Check him out at www.angrytrainerfitness.com