Hi my loves! How is your week starting out? I hope you all had an amazing weekend! As for me, I wanted to share with you what I have been up to. One of my goals, not just for the new year, but for a NEW ME, I have decided to get off my ass literally and get back to being healthy and working out.
I took the rest of 2014 to get refocused, energized and centered. So, when 2015 came along, I wanted to hit the ground running. Literally. First things first, I started eating cleaner which meant no more junk food, fast food or soda. I drink water every chance I get, and take my greens (It Works).
I still have my coffee, which is my one and only vice with creamer. I did switch to Stevia in the Raw for my sugar. More raw vegetables, smaller portions, healthier snacks like fruit and nuts, and yogurt. Since I am an IT WORKS Distributer, I have also started taking more supplements, such as Fat Fighters, Hair Skin and Nails and Thermofit.
I have also started this journey of waist training with a steel boned corset. I know I get a lot of comments and concerns about it and why I shouldn't do it and Blah, blah, blah. But relax, I did my research on it and I suggest you do too if you don't know a lot about it. I am not going extreme with this. I am only doing this to help shape my body into an hourglass figure as I lose weight and tone up.
The above pic was taken about a week ago, and I am really happy with my results thus far. Everyone has been asking me what I have been doing different and it looks like I have lost weight, well I hope this answers your questions. Really, its about disciplining yourself to eat right and not over indulge in the junk. I know it can be hard, because I am a total junk food junky! But with spring around the corner, I want to be in the best shape of my life, because I feel 2015 is going to be an amazing year and I was to feel great. So far I do.
I have become more involved in my It Works Business by using the products and giving them a chance to work its magic, and I gotta say I love it. I wrap weekly and take my supplements and it really works. I wrapped the back of my thighs to see what results I could have after 45 minutes and this is what I got:
I am blessed to have joined this business with an amazing team, and I cant wait to see where it takes me.
I also downloaded the MAPMYRUN app, and started to get back into my routine of running. Its pretty awesome and you can add your friends and track each others workouts to encourage and push each other. I love running. When I was in the army, of course I was forced to run, but I came to really enjoy it and over the years I have ran. Last year, I was slackin' bad. So, I got up last week and ran. I put on Pandora and my headphones, turned up the volume and tuned out the world and I got lost in the music. I ended up running 3 miles, averaging about 12 min miles. Not bad considering it has been a year. I ran again today but only for a mile, since it was really wet and cold from snowing last night.
I've been feeling so great and I can even fit into some of my old favorite jeans. I cant complain!
Soon, I will need to buy more clothes because all my clothes will be too baggy! I didn't keep any of my old clothes because I had no space and I donated it anyways to the Salvation Army so someone else can use them.
I have noticed everywhere in stores and in the mall, everywhere is promoting getting healthier, working out. Instead of flashy and expensive clothes, it is all promoting working out, fitness gear and I love it. I have been all over online and pinterest checking out fitness stuff. I just cant get enough. I have been dropping the pounds about a pound of two a week. Here are some motivational quotes and whatever randomness I have found online that I want to share with you.
I am hoping to get back into the habit of blogging more and doing my youtube videos here again soon, so stay tuned and check back in for more inspiration and motivation or whatever random thoughts I have in my head!