Seven months ago in, March 2014, I made a lifestyle change. It has greatly benefited me, and the physical results that have come with are astonishing! I have lost 35 Lbs in my seven months.
I was introduced to the treadmill for the first time. I never was much of an athletic type of girl, so I started with walking my first two weeks and slowly progressed into running at speed 5.0 for 2-3 minutes.
After that I was working on building my cardio for longer durations. Now, October 2014, I am running for 10-15 minutes on speeds of a steady 6.0 - 8.0 at intervals. My days vary.
I am on the treadmill for 30 - 40 minutes 6 days a week. I give myself a day off because it seems that when I come back to running on a Monday or Tuesday, I am well rested for another 6 day period of cardio.
As far as weight training goes, I have a 4-day split. I train my back, bi's and tri's, chest and shoulders and then of course I have my Leg day. I do some core work as well.
Diet!!! >>> WATER! Water, water, water and more water...!
I tend to skip breakfast, but if I am unusually hungry in the morning period, I'll eat a couple of eggs with cheese. I follow the guidelines of the Anafit Diet.
I try to eat as much salad as I possibly can, mixing it up with different ingredients and light (not heavy) dressings to make it delicious but still strictly healthy. Snack wise, I stick with Nuts (Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts,
etc.), Seeds (Sunflower, Pumpkin) or Swiss and Turkey wrapped up together. If I decide to choose fruit for a snack, I usually add it to a glass of Ice water and eat the fruit after I drink the water, which is really nice
because it creates a natural flavor for your water. Dinner... I always try to eat a small salad before I eat my meal. This usually makes me 40% fuller before I eat the main course.
Drinking water works well with me at dinner because it takes up more of my appetite and digests my food more ( so its mostly digested before bedtime). I always make a vegetable or two as well. I prefer Asparagus,
Brussels Sprouts or Sauteed mushrooms. Staying green is best. I really enjoy grilled chicken breast. My boyfriend makes the best meat on the grille.
I also really enjoy Lamb and Steak, however I am staying away from these meats because they are high in Fat.
A great recipe I will have to share is the Black Bean Burger >> completely vegetarian and completely delicious!
So Starting today, October 28, 2014, I am setting a 2-week goal (which is why this is my first log, because I am new to the AFBoard) and my goal is -10 lbs by November 11, 2014 (two weeks) Have not yet done this specifically so I hope it goes as well as I think it will. ^_^
Wish me Luck!