First off I love food. I enjoy cooking, baking and going out to dinner. I don't want to feel deprived. (Plus I can have all the FREE Five Guys Burgers & Fries I want, so I have to splurge sometimes) So if I want a cookie I have one, I just make adjustments to allow for my treats. I try to get an extra workout in that week or I go a little lighter on my remaining meals that day.
My biggest vice? Diet Coke. I know I know. It's not good for me. I have cut way down, but I still have it. It's my 'treat'. It satisfies my sweet tooth. So if my 'treat' most days is a zero calorie treat, then so be it. It's better than a cookie (or 5). I have gone without it many times while
I thought I'd share some of the things that have really helped me thus far on my journey.
Scotty and I both got gym passes to Planet Fitness about 2 months ago and I am loving it. I had a pass to 24 Hour Fitness for years but I am loving Planet Fitness way better. Plus I have unlimited guest privileges, so if anyone wants to come with me I would love the company. But my usual time to go is around 2am and I understand that most of you are sleeping then...
I have been obsessed with these lately. They are packed with B vitamins that totally boost your energy. They also are full of amino acids, minerals, electrolytes and antioxidants. They only have 10 calories and you can get a 60 day supply at Costco for around $22. One Diet I did years ago was Lindora (while I was living in California) I used to go in for daily Vitamin B injections. It was crazy expensive but I had tons of energy. These have just has much B Vitamins as in the injections. And they are about $0.35 a day as opposed to anywhere from $15-50 each. They really help to give me energy and help with metabolism.
I love Zumba. Whether its going to a class or playing Wii Zumba it's such a good workout. And it's so fun. I've even gotten my mom turned on to it and she loves it too. It burns so many calories and it's so much more fun than any other type of exercise. Scotty, Jaxon and Chloe love playing Wii Zumba too, it's a great family activity :)
I wish I would have actually taken a before photo, but I did not. But here are a couple of pictures from last summer a few months after I found my love for zumba.
And here are a few of recent ones. I need to take better full body ones. Almost every picture on my memory card right now is waist up. So when I finally charge my camera I will take some new ones.