It’s MONDAY!!!! I feel so re-energized with my latest goals for the New Year! It’s such a rush when I find myself actually EXCEEDING what I expected from to achieve but only comes from focused work and consistency.
It’s a shame nothing comes easy, right? I know…I’ve tried plenty of times. I used to believe I could workout enough to burn off the foods that I loved to eat, eat, eat!
That didn’t work out very well though and I had to figure out a new plan.
That’s when I decided that I would limit my foods to next to nil. All that accomplished was make me a grumpy Kathy who wanted MORE foods than ever before. How would I ever reach my goals?
Obviously, it entails both proper nutrition and calorie range…as well as the workouts to help UP the ante!
There’s no magic workout or magic food plan or magic pill…darn it!!! But there is the option of finding the workout that you enjoy most and eating in a range that helps your body burn fat and run efficiently, without going into shut-down mode and thinking that you’re starving it to death.
Apparently, my body was confused all the time. I’m sooo sorry, body, I really am!!
Now, I love finding new and different styles of programs that push me and challenge me to new heights. Yes, even sometimes kind of scare me too! 😉 That doesn’t mean that everyone needs to like the programs that I gravitate towards but it keeps life fun when you change things up. As for foods, I find that eating close to what I love to eat normally and just fitting it into the plan; helps me the most. That’s why this program, “Insanity Max:30” is perfect for me! It pushes me because I’m working out to MY max…not anyone else’s (there’s even a modified version for people who can’t go full force or don’t want to do all the intensity moves but still get killa results!) and it’s only 30 minutes.
Everybody’s got time for that 😉
Then…the blessed food container system (key angelic music now). I am in love. Like over the moon, I can eat like this forever and I don’t feel deprived or hungry or anything negative and I’m getting leaner and stronger every day.
I decided to step on the scale today (because I never weigh myself due to the fact that the scale is evil) to see what has happened. I didn’t expect too much in 7 weeks time, although my weekly pictures show a big change and my clothes are getting too big for me…why on earth would the scale budge? Because it just doesn’t..that’s why.
So I almost fell backwards when it showed I’ve lost ten pounds!!!
That is just crazy talk! But I’m not going to argue or second guess it…I’m just going to finish this amazing program and then jump into the 21 Day Fix to change it up again (but not the food system; this is here to stay!)
Here is a fun recipe I found for my after workout shake with Shakeology.
Try it and see how yummy good foods can be 😉
Peanut Butter Cinnamon Dulce Frap
• One scope Vanilla Shakeology
• 1 cup chilled coffee
• 2 packets Stevia
• Dash of sea or himalyan salt
• 1/4 cup almond milk
Blend all ingredients together.
I like to add a spoonful of peanut butter and a dash of cinnamon to the above recipe. Yum!!
What’s your favorite after workout re-fuel?