I am at a precipice of my working out with LiveFit. I've always gotten to week one of Phase 2, and crapped out. I don't know what stopped me, or why I just got bored, but I stopped. I feel excited and energetic to complete Phase 2 (especially since I now see that the workouts stay the same for two weeks before changing). I finished this week strong, and now know I can repeat it next week.
I do admit, my eating habits haven't been spectacular, but I've been getting a lot of protein in. HyVee was having a sale on quarts of egg whites, so I bought some to make eggwhite muffins. I also discovered that eggwhite tacos are absolutely delicious. I also discovered that I have salsa in the fridge, which was suspiciously gone all week...
Anyway, I did try a new protein bar, Devil's Food. I took Jamie's Chocolate Protein Bar recipe, but instead of using regular cocoa powder, I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder, and it gave it such richness for not a lot of extra calories. HIGHLY recommend!
I'm feeling fantastic about how I'm looking, too. My back used to have fat rolls, that are now gone. My clothes are a lot looser, and I even requested gift cards for Christmas to go shopping once I finish LiveFit. I just can't believe how different doing LiveFit feels this time. It's like night and day. It probably helps that my sister is doing it with me, so I have someone to hold me accountable. That accountability when you're trying to build a fitness habit is so important. I never realized it before, but it is.
So, there's the first week of Phase 2. Feeling great. Cardio is doing great things for my energy (as is watching Gilmore Girls on my Netflix App, so I don't get bored), and I'm pretty positive that the cardio is why my back fat is gone. Or at least why it's leaving. ;-)
I'll be back with another update next week. Thanksgiving is coming, and now is the time to not rest on my laurels. Just because it's the holiday season doesn't mean you can't be healthy, and make smart decisions. I fully intend to indulge on Thanksgiving, but I'll also be working out that morning (before my gym closes for the holiday), and I want to make veggie dishes, along with my famous Corn Bread, which I'm quadrupling for my church's Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow. They don't know what they're in for. Mwah ha ha.
Anyway, I'm really happy about my current results, and if I keep this up, my vacation next year will be the greatest vacation, health-wise, yet.
- What exercises do you like?
- Big plans for Thanksgiving?