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Since I have lost 4 lbs over the past week I wanted to see what I was doing differently. So I sat down and looked it over and this is what I got. My work out routine is roughly the same, but my supplement and breakfast routine has changed. I have been much more consistent with New You and increased my Greens by one scoop! This has worked so well I don’t want to change anything!!!
Greens – Threes scoops in 8oz water
New You – One tablet taken with Greens above
Stretch and Run (2-3 miles)
Floor work (Varies between Planks, Crunches, Some weights, Leg Lifts, etc.)
Eat a Banana (approx. 105 calories)
Take Its Vital Nutrition Pack with at least 8oz of water
Sometime before 8am Drink a Protein Smoothie (Slim-Trim Chocolate approx. 196 calories/15g protein)
Eat Peanut Butter protein cookie (Smoothie King Brand approx. 426 calories/15g protein)
Drink at least 8oz water
Eat lunch (Typically spinach omelet wrap/pomegranate smoothie approx. 674 calories/20g protein) take Confianza as needed for stress/focus
Trail Mix or Peanuts (approx. 300 calories/8g protein)
Drink at least 8oz water
Eat Dinner (500-600 calories/20-30g protein)
2 nights a week coaching soccer teams for about an hour (I run a good bit with the kids)
Drink at least 16-24 oz of water
Eat Dessert (Typically apples with natural peanut butter approx. 350 calories/12g protein)
Drink 8oz of Water
Take New You 2 tablets with 8oz water
This has been my regimen over the past week and I have lost 4 pounds.
For the number crunchers that’s 84-92 oz of water, 95g protein, 2600 calories
My estimated calorie burn for a typical day would be 3,000 – 3,500 calories
It has been one year and eight months since I began my lifestyle change. It’s truly Unbelievable to me how long of a journey it seems from that day in January 2014 when I decided to start this blog to help me stay focused and accountable. In terms of weight that was about 50 lbs ago.
Now my fitness journey really started around Novemeber of last year when I reached my weight loss goal. It’s hard to say that I had a plan, I just knew I wanted to go somewhere and needed to get started. If you scroll back thru you will see some goals I set for fitness and they are VERY ambitious as I have come to find out! One of those was to run a 5K and I have done that, I had to walk a little and my time was 36 min, but it’s a start. Now my goal is to run a race start to finish, seems daunting but I believe attainable.
So, you ask, why am I rambling on about this stuff. If you notice I have continually set new goals. As I reach one goal I set a new goal, this is ever changing and evolving. I believe it is critica for us to set goals we can achieve so we have the sense of accomplishment that goes with it. Yes I have a dream that I close my eyes and see, but my goal is in front of my always.
So, set a goal and meet it! Goals were made for achieving!
I have been on my weight loss journey for one year and six months now.i have learned a lot about myself, weightloss, and health along the way. The one thing I can say definatively is that I know the secret to losing weight and keeping it off. It’s not as complicated a process as you might think so get ready to take some notes:
1) Make a decision to change
– For some this is your children, your spouse, yourself, your parents, or some other person. For others it is just being tired of nothing fitting, being out of shape, getting tired quickly, feeling bad, being sick. For me it was the realization that I could no longer keep my shirts tucked in, I know I am a simple man.
– the other part of this is to remember your “why”. Remember WHY you decided to change. Write it down somewhere along with the “picture” of what you want to be. In other words write down your goal. Without a goal to achieve you will never achieve it… Sounds simplistic, but it’s true. Your own determination and self motivation are your biggest success tools.
2) Develope your strategy
– This needs to be a simple plan of action that you can follow anywhere and in any situation. Not a bunch of rules, measurements, metrics, etc. just two or three simple philosophies.
– Mine were/are;
A) if God made it, man didn’t change it, I can eat it
B) drink as much water as you want
C) no sugar, period. And limit bread as much as possible
– to be fair I did not add this to my first two philosphies until I met my Initial weightloss goal. However, it is invaluable to maintaining your weightloss and your general well being!
This is the BEST weightloss plan you will ever see. I know it works and there are thousands of not millions that will attest to the same. Bottom line: Don’t think you can magically lose weight and forever keep it off without changing your mindset, eating habits, exercise habits, etc. If you keep doing what you have been doing you will continue to recieve the same results.
Now, you say, don’t you use supplements? Yes! I do use high quality health supplements from It Works! to aid in maintaining good health and nutrition. I do not advocate the use of any supplement as your sole diet/lifestyle “change”. It is not sustainable and in my opinion and observation. If you have already made your decision to be healthy and change your life forever, by all means use the available high quality nutrition supplements to help in your journey! Just do not go down the road of the magic pill, magic diet plan, etc. as your only means of change.
The last advice I will leave you with is Dream Big and Dream Often! When you have a burning desire/dream in your heart nothing will keep you from achieving greatness!
Well, as I reported a week or so back I was within 2.5 lbs of my long awaited goal weight of 210 lbs!! Exciting right? Well I thought so, and thought I would make my goal in a matter of days with ease.
Well, that’s when the mental battle started and shortly after when I lost. I thought I could have a little something extra, I thought oh well i missed taking my thermofit this morning and at lunch I’ll be ok, I can eat that large brownie just one time. DONT DO IT!!!! I took my foot of the gas just the slightest amount and it cost me 7 lbs over a week of floundering. I hope some of the weight is just water due to my sodium intake, but the rest, well it’s my penance for lack of focus.
I am back to my focused routine and determined, more than ever, to make my goal. I am starting a new series of ab exercise to mix up my routine and hopefully see abdominal muscles one day soon.
My message to you, DONT EVER GIVE UP!! It’s worth the effort and even a little more sweet when you overcome the obstacles along the way!