Posted by: Karin Zee
on Jan 20, 2011
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I just wrote a long blog entry and went to insert an image. When I went back all my text was gone so I will have to re-write it :(
Lately I have been extremely motivated and back on track. I am super happy about this and want to share my story with you.
Like many of you, I overindulged. Not over Christmas like most, but afterwards. I was sooo good during Christmas, I avoided all of the desserts and sweets in general. But what happened after is that I got cocky. I thought I had been so good that I deserved a bit of a reward. So I had pizza..... four days in a row! Not to mention dessert as well. I stuffed myself so much that I could barely sleep at night due to being uncomfortable. Not only that, I lost my motivation to exercise. I was not in a good mindset and I was feeling very self-conscious as my clothes were feeling tight. I hadn't gained a huge amount of weight, but I felt like I now had a small gut and that my thighs were buldging. All from the large amounts of sodium and bad fats I had consumed.
I took a week just getting my diet in order. I eliminated pizza and avoided eating after a good dinner. Next came the exercising. I started off just getting myself motivated by stretching and small, fast amounts of cardio.
Over the last two weeks, I have managed to get my diet back on track. I am eating only chicken for meat, lots of veggies and fruit, yogurt, minimal carbs, lots of nuts and grains, fruit and granola for breakfast, oolong tea after dinner, green tea extract with breakfast and lunch and I am a daily Booster Juice girl. My favourite is the Pineapple Freeze with protein.
For my workouts, that I do at home, yes at HOME. I don't go to the gym. I don't think you have to go to a gym to get great results. I do cardio and then focus on ass and abs, arm and back or legs. I mostly focus on my ass and abs as I feel like those are my areas that need the most improvement and for some reason, I am just obsessed with those regions in general. I am also an avid stretching person. I love being flexible and I never want to lose my ability to do the splits and to fall back into a bridge.
In order to stay motivated, I start visualizing my work outs when I am at work during the day. This gets me sooo pumped and ready for when I get home. I have a small meal, wait 20 mins, get some sexy work out clothes and runners on, pump up the music and getter done!
My goal is to lose 2 inches off my hips. I couldn't believe when I had my boyfriend measure them and they were 37 inches. I almost fainted! Thankfully my waist is still a 26 and my bust is a natural 34. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for tone and muscle building there!
Well, I hope everyone is staying as motivated as I am this year, because I find people start to get back off track at the end of the month.
On another note, I was very happy when I did the online "Real Age" test, which combines many factors into a "real age" for you. I got 16.9! Wow, I am 25 and I feel like a 17 year old! haha You can do it online at: www.realage.com/
I don't believe it is 100% accurate, but it was a good motivator for me and to keep me positive. Benig positive is a huge thing for me and I love reading motivational quotes to prop me up. Speaking of which I will upload a pic of something I saw on a tea cup to help everyone out.
Stay healthy :)