What I'm Doing To Get Fit
Ok, I said I wasn't going to post smoothie recipes and post a lot about fitness (I really don't think I'm in the position to do that anyway) but the amount of you here and on Instagram that wanted to know about my fitness routine and what I've been eating to lose weight was so overwhelming, and since we're all friends here, I'm going to try and briefly go over my plan.
The first thing I decided to do wasn't to add healthy foods and workouts into my life, it was to cut out all of the bad habits and bad food. I use the "my fitness pal" app and enter my goal weight it gives me a calorie limit I adhere to in order to reach that weight, simple. A couple of years ago I used the app and lost around 35 pounds! Calorie counting gives me a perspective of portion control, I know it isn't for everyone but it is important to know what you're eating.
I pretty much use all of the "tricks" and advice you've probably heard about fitness and weight loss. I eat around 5 small meals, drink 8-10 glasses of water, lots of green tea, I have either fruit or vegetables with every meal. For my workouts, I try to get cardio, weight strengthening, and yoga in about 5-6 days a week, all at home for now. I'm using the Insanity videos and other videos and workouts I find on pinterest. There's no way around it, eat healthy, eat less, workout and you'll lose weight.
Again, this is just what's worked and is working for me, I have friends who had amazing results from Weight Watchers, juice cleanses, carb-free diets, etc. but for me, I want something that I can do forever, a healthy lifestyle and awareness for what I'm putting in my body so I can be healthy for the rest of my life.
Have any advice for me? I'm always wanting to learn more!
And for those of you curious about what I put in my smoothies, here it is. I just try to keep them a vessel for fruit but I'm making a green one next!
Top smoothie: 1/2 cup of almond plain milk, 1 cup mango, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1 banana
Bottom smoothie: 1/2 cup almond plain milk, 1 cup mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries) 3/4 cup mango, 1/2 of a banana.