Friday, March 29, 2013

Fat To Fit Friday Vol.2

I texted Marcy to see if she'd like to join me on a new link up for motivation.
I already knew she'd be so ecstatic to join me since she's motivated me from the beginning of this new weight loss journey I started. So here we are today bringing you Fat to Fit Fridays!
I have 2 amazing co-host who have inspired me to get fit.
Marcy and Lori have amazing stories on their success and I'm starting mine again.
We're just 3 ladies looking to lose those extra unwanted pounds.
There's times when we need extra motivation to get moving and start sweating.
Are you looking for motivation yourself?
Do you need an accountability partner?
Do you have any healthy recipes you'd like to share?
You came to the right place looking for it.
Join us in this fun link up on becoming "Fat to Fit" each Friday!
I have a special guest sharing her story today!! Meet Cece!


Good morning from Texas!!!
I am guest posting for Jenna today and I couldn’t be more excited. I joined in on the Fat to Fit Friday Link up with Jenna, Marcy and Lori last week and I was super excited about the turn out. It was great! I had received so many compliments and was also introduced to like-minded bloggers such as myself. And I cannot tell you how important that is when you are losing weight.
You know what people say about that whole 6 degrees of separation... Well Jenna was a bridesmaid in Ashley’s wedding. Ashley and I were co-workers for about 6 months while her husband was going to school at Texas A&M Galveston. Crazy right??! See what happens when you get out there and Link-up! Haha!
So today I wanted to talk more about Motivation on going from Fat to Fit, since it is Fat to Fit Friday!!!
I am far from fit right now, but every single day we get closer and closer to our goals. Yesterday on my blog I talked about Results and how if, us as women, do not see results we get discouraged, unmotivated etc… But I am here to tell you that after my own personal trial and error you have to push yourself to see those results that you want. For months I was half-assing it in the gym; running a mile on the treadmill and then switch to the elliptical for a mile. I had lost 10 pounds slowly…very slowly like this.
 But when Jeremy and I got a new gym membership we got a free session with a trainer. The trainer told me that I needed to be incorporating strength training into my workouts at least 3-4 days a week. Why? Because cardio only burns calories in the moment, but strength training burns calories well after your workout! Make sense?
I have also added in Interval training on the treadmill. And let me tell you, it burns WAY more calories than just straight running. In 20 Mins of interval training you can burn 95% more calories that you would just running/jogging for 20 mins. Want proof? Of course you do!

I wouldn’t lie to you!

What my daily food intake/schedule looks like:
I wake up at 3:15am to walk the dog and get ready to go to the gym.
We work out from 4am – 5am. Get back home and I fix a protein shake with frozen fruit. Protein shakes are VERY important to your workout. Protein helps repair muscles that you just got finished breaking down in the gym. On the way to work I sip on my cup of coffee, and eat my oatmeal. Somewhere between 9 and 10:30 I manage to fit in my morning snack. Which usually consists of either a thinkThin protein bar (Caramel Fudge is my Fav!) or fruit (orange, grapes etc..) I eat lunch from 11:30 – 12:30 which is usually chicken, veggies and a spinach salad. Then I have my afternoon snack around 3 – 3:30pm and its usually a cup of chopped fruit (grapes, strawberries, blueberries) or a Fiber bar. And I recently tried the Luna Fiber bars, so far the Chocolate Raspberry is my fav! I get home about 4:25pm and walk Lady and then I work out with Jillian (30Day Shred) If you have not heard of this workout DVD you are seriously missing out! She will make you sweat, cry, cuss and then some! But I love it! I can feel it already getting better and today will be my 4th day! I am already getting stronger and my endurance is building.
We eat dinner between 6:30-7:30 and I usually eat a fiber bar @30 min before bed because it helps keep things moooving! lol.. I dont count calories. I feel like if you know that what your putting in your mouth is healthy, and your not choosing fast food or crap food, then there is no reason to count calories. Especially after you've been doing it for awhile! But if counting is your thing, then you go girl! It never worked for over stressed me big time!

And just by doing this and eating healthier I have been able to drop my first 17.6 lbs in just 2 months. And I am soo motivated by the results that I have already seen! I have seen my arms go from fat to getting slimmer.
I have seen the muscles in my legs start to form, my back start to shape up and lose all that nasty back fat.
Seriously, if your looking for motivation; I will be there for you. Because you help me stay motivated. I hope to inspire you to kick it up a notch this weekend. I hope to inspire you to start making healthier choices if you don’t already. We are all in this fight together, we all deserve to take care of ourselves. We all deserve to look hot in any outfit and even naked!
Also, before I go be sure to head over to my blog today! I am hosting a fabulous giveaway! Starts Friday 3/29 and ends 4/19. It’s my very first one! I’ve had a lot of firsts this week!
My giveaway is a handcrafted, hand painted earring organizer, so cute! You can choose a large on or a small one. A sample of Spark and Two Brady Bands!
How cute is this one?? Im getting it! lol..
So be sure to go to my blog and enter yourself for the giveaway! Good luck! And I really do hope that you guys will allow me to inspire you and be your motivation. As you are for me! Have a wonderful weekend!!


Don't forget to link up with your Fat To Fit Friday!!!

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1 comment:

  1. OMGERRRDDDDDDDDDDDD You are killing it woman! GO YOU! You are toning your shit up and taking names! HAPPY FRIDAY!


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