It's been a long time since I have mentioned much fitness. I still remember those first two weeks here. I've come a long way from doing yoga and pilates. I was aiming to get stronger, fit and drop some weight. It had to be a lifestyle change. Who wants to do all that hard work and not get lasting results?
Last year I mainly focused on gaining strength and endurance. I didn't lose any pounds last year. I kept gaining weight (muscle) while losing inches. When I started doing full body workouts and using MyFitnessPal, I've dropped quite a bit off suddenly. I've kept off 10 pounds in 4 months.
TWO APPS TO GET STARTED
PumpUp is my favorite. This one has everything you need plus the support from a community to help you stay motivated. It can be done at home or at a gym. Just check off the machines you'll use! My routines were focusing on full body workouts or arms.
I used this daily starting in January to see how much I was overeating. It really opens up your eyes on how much calories/sodium/etc are in things. I'll rather eat a ton of food than eat one meal that hits 600-1,000 calories. My weaknesses were cheese, wings, tacos and sour candy. I'll never give up things completely or ignore a craving. There's always eating in moderation or substituting a treat with frozen fruit or something.
These are great quick routines that don't require machines or weights.
- Interval Trainer
- Daily Ab
- Daily Butt
- Daily Cardio
- HIIT Cardio Training
Hips- 3 1/2"
Thighs: 3 1/2"
Biceps- 1 1/2"
Calf- 2"It's weird how you don't really notice a change until certain clothes suddenly fit or become loose.
So if you are doing a fitness journey, remember to take pictures and track your measurements!