2013 seems to be the year of subtle improvements. Now that I’ve decided not to worry about weight loss so much I seem to be thinking a lot about how I can be my healthiest and fittest self. This means I’ve been looking more closely at what I’m eating and what my fitness goals are for now, during pregnancy, and afterwards. This means I’m switching things up a bit and since I want to make sure you’re all up to date and following along I’m gonna let you in on it!
The goal at this point in my health and fitness is:
Eat clean and get lean!
This girl wants to get some muscle! I started to get into strength training a little later in my journey than I’d like, ideally you really want to start right away with a combo of cardio and strength training as muscle burns more calories at rest AND it tones and leans you up so you’re not lookin’ flabby! Especially if you have a LOT of weight to lose! But coulda, woulda, shoulda, I started late and I’m having to deal with it! But I’ve been workin’ on these muscles for the last year and I’m realizing that I kinda like ’em!
The problem is that you won’t SEE the awesome guns I’ve acquired right now ’cause there’s a bit of flab covering them so I’m tightening up my diet so I can get the fat off.
In the end, I want to see what else I’m capable of. I know I’m capable of losing heaps of weight, turning my life around, changing my diet, taking risks and lots of other things – now I want to create a body that reflects my passion for health and fitness.
This isn’t going to happen overnight, folks! This is going to take time, dedication and focus (and let’s not forget a hopeful pregnancy) but I’m excited to bring you all along for the ride!
My first step in Operation: I ROCK! is to get a hold on a nasty eating habit – consuming too much sugar. Although I eat fairly clean as is, my daily sugar intake tends to be about double of what it should be thanks to all the fruit I like to eat so today is Day 2 of getting my sugar under control. As far as health issues are concerned, that’s ALL I’m working with now. Once I get my sugar dealt with, then I’ll look at anything else I need to work on. Baby steps.
My second step is deciding on a fitness program to help me get the fat off and tone up. In this regard I’ve decided to go back and do the TurboFire/ChaLEAN Extreme Hybrid program again. I did this last spring with great results but didn’t take it too seriously, now I’m going to take it much more seriously and up my weights! This starts on April 22nd!
Finally – this time I’m working on my goal with my coach to keep me accountable and give me pointers along the way. I had to go it alone for my weight loss but to finish it up and get me to my ultimate goal and beyond, there’s no way I can do it by myself! The support of my coach, friends, YOU and loved ones is going to be vital for me to stay on track and keep me going (especially when I have a wee one around).
I promise to let you in on everything that’s going on, the ups and downs, the struggles and the triumphs and what I’ve learned along the way because I want you to know what’s possible when you put your mind to a goal!
I hope you’ll join me and, if you want to do this with me, I’d love to have you along as a partner! Contact me and we’ll chat!