Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Inspiration

Lately I have been inspired by so many things. First of all, I have had many new followers on Twitter who have experienced an amazing transformation from the BeachBody workouts. I, too, have experienced the life-changing results. If you are thinking about whether or not this workout is for you, let me assure you, it is! Not only does it offer you some great workouts, but it teaches you how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Being the foodie that I am, it was a fun experiment to learn how to cook the things that I love, but make them healthier. I learned so many different cooking techniques and did a lot of research on what foods are beneficial to me. I also changed my palette. I cannot lie and say that I don't crave fattening foods every once in a while, but I can tell you with honesty that I crave vegetables and fruit and my body craves nutrients. I eat vegetables I have never eaten before and am no longer afraid of trying new foods.

You have to train your body to get in shape and you also have to train your taste buds and mind to love vegetables and fruits and lean meats.

It gets me frustrated when people say, "I am eating healthy, but I'm not losing weight. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong." The fact is, you do not want it bad enough. I was talking to a friend and she said "I just don't think I want it bad enough". She was exactly right. If you want to lose weight and you want to change bad enough, you will research and do what it takes to change.

Get inspired! I was sick of watching people around me lose weight and feel great and I was not gaining anything from my workouts. So I made a change, and I will never go back!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Insanity

For the past year I have been doing the workout program called P90X. It is a part of the BeachBody series. As a result I dropped 4 pant sizes and 30 pounds!! I have learned how to eat better and also how to cook healthier. However, I got bored with it and am ready to go to the next level.

Therefore, I ordered Insanity!! I have been doing the workouts for 3 weeks now, and I have to say Insanity is the only word for it. It has definitely taken my fitness to the next level. However, due to some traveling and eating out (which has lead to some bad food choices :/ ) I have decided to start over. I am not only going to do the workouts, but also make sure I am keeping a close eye on what I am eating, being especially careful to not only meet the caloric intake requirements as well as maintain a diet within tier 1 and 2 of the elite nutritional guide.

Wish me luck as I start my 60 day challenge on Monday!

I am learning more about this whole blog thing, so hopefully I will have pictures for you and posts each day about my Insanity challenge.

"Bring it"