Beach Body

Confession: I hate running.  Not just dislike it, I hate it.  Probably more than hate it, if I knew of the word.

About a year ago, my boyfriend and I would run about 4x/week or everyday.

This carried on for a few months.

…a few miserable months.

We even were seriously considering doing a local 10k.

I felt good after the run,

but the whole two miles or so it was miserable

and I had to use every little bit of tiny self motivation I had to force myself to go on the run.

School finally got too busy and we started to run less and less (thankfully).

However, my body paid the price.

I’ve never been overweight, but I haven’t had the perfect body either.

So, we are going to Lake Havasu and I decided it was time to get the perfect beach body.

I’ve been watching what I’ve eating, but I needed to take it further than that.

I realized that I can work out, without having to run.  Yay!

So in order to not only lose weight, I have been working out to tone my body as well.

Here is what I’ve been doing:

Breakfast – skipping (I know, I know, not healthy at all but it helps!) or having a glass of oj and mixing 30g protein within 30 minutes of waking (this is essential!!)

Small snack – toast

Lunch – pro-long lunch as long as possible.  Lunch is where I allow myself to indulge because I know I’ll have a work out and the rest of the day to work it off.

Dinner – I honestly have been trying not to eat dinner, or eat a very small portion of something. I will also eat about 5 hours before I head to bed

Bedtime snack – fruit leather if anything

Throughout the day – 8 glasses of water.  It  helps to make you feel as if you’re full!

My biggest thing is portion control.   What I do eat and or unhealthy items I let myself indulge in, I do in small portions.  It’s a  compromise.

I’ve also learned not to beat myself up if I don’t eat as well as I had planned.

Tomorrow is a new day to start over.

Now, I realize this is not a healthy diet by any means.  I needed something that would help me loose about 5 lbs fast.

I would not recommend anyone try this, it is just what worked for me.

As far as working out I have been doing:

this  and this ab work out everyday

and to get a variety of moves as well, I have been doing these varying ab workouts everyday as well.

To get cardio in I have been doing 30 minutes on the eliptical.

Each time I try to up the level/intensity and time

and then 20/30 minutes on the bike.

The reasons I do these is because the only areas I feel I need to tone are my legs and abs.

Obviously, this is not for everyone.

Find a workout routine that fits best with the areas you struggle with.

This is the first time, ever, that I actually look forward to working out.

Also, seeing improvements on your body is such a booster and motivator!


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