Sunday, March 30, 2014

I Shopped! I'm Prepared!

Hello everyone!

Yesterday, I went to the store and picked up a few things for the next few days of my diet. Not a lot, I get paid soon so I can get more in a couple of days.  

Things I picked up:

Organic baby carrots
A few bananas
Cage Free eggs (I have never had brown eggs before so I thought I'd try.)
Almond/Coconut blend milk
Fresh strawberries

I already have these in the house, so I can just add the new stuff to them:

Boiled bamboo shoots
Miso paste (for soup)
Shirataki noodles

I want to avoid rice, but I think I will eat small amounts of it because eating natto (fermented gooey soybeans) is much easier and palatable over rice. Rice is gluten free anyway. :)

Today's post isn't much, just a little update I guess. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

My Diet Plan (Well, the Start of One)

Hello everyone!

As I mentioned before in my previous blog entry, today I will talk a bit about how I would like to start eating, as lately I have not been very good about that as I thought.

I have been told by several people "Oh you can eat what you want, just exercise!"  Uh yeah, no.


So yes, I am going to exercise but I also do need to eat better.  Being a busy full time worker/full time student, I do not have a lot of time so I seem to use that as an excuse to eat fattier foods than I'd like. 

My solution:

Try as much as I can NOT to eat processed crap! Focus more on eating things like tofu and vegetables (raw veggies too!), and rice in small portions if I absolutely must.  Also eating less meat, or even better, no meat.  No gluten and no dairy either. 

Fruit is something else I would eat more of, I am not a big fan of most fruit so that's going to be difficult too. I do like strawberries and oranges and bananas are a sometimes, haha.

And another thing that will likely be the hardest part: cutting out the diet soda. I drink it a lot less than I used to, but the problem is I still drink it. Not good.

Baby steps of course, but on a perfect day, this would be the kind of things I eat. 

So yeah, I will be posting what I eat (No complaining about low calories please! I am not counting them and just focusing on eating better right now!) 

Friday, March 28, 2014

My little plan~

Hello everyone!

As I said before, I tried out the Beginner Workout and the Dance + Cardio DVD and I have watched Precision Toning as well. Another detail I may add- I now have the Perfect Design Series workouts 1-3! They used to be 29.99 each, I got mine for $8 on Amazon. 

I also have a theory that at least, to me, Metamorphosis seems more like a maintenance workout.  Why? I have heard Tracy say that to lose weight, optimal workout is an hour each of MS and Dance Cardio, and that 30/30 is something Tracy did to appeal to the masses better.

So, here is what I want to try!  My plan will be in several phases. 

1. Work on the beginner DVD until it is easy.  I would say that I am about half way there. 

2. Next, work on the Precision Toning DVD. She says in that one to do it before Metamorphosis. It's an hour long and from what I hear, QUITE a challenge.  It may take quite a while before I am really decent at it.

3. Progress through the Perfect Design Series 1-3 until it's easy-ish. Again, this will take a long long time.  The goal here is to use these long MS workouts to lose my weight. 

4. When I am strong and (hopefully) much thinner, go on to Abcentric Metamorphosis to tone up more and to maintain my weight loss. 

All the while I will work on the Dance + Cardio DVD until I am good at it and can jump through it for the entire hour. Starting of course, with only 30 minutes and when that starts getting easy, bump up to 60 and then when THAT gets easier, add jumps. 

Yes, this will take a while. And yes, food changes are needed.  I'll log that too (with pictures sometimes because I like to make my food look somewhat pretty). 

For now, this is what I have for a long term plan.  I may add the 30 day Boot Camp in there somewhere but I'll cross that when I come to it. 

I think April 1 is a good day to start, checking my weight and such. 

I'll post a bit about how I'd like to eat tomorrow~ Until then, I hope you had a great day!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

More of What I Have Been Up To

Hello everyone!

Now that I'm back, I have a couple things to say, like stuff I have been up to workout wise during my little break. 

While I haven't been the best eater, I did finally give a couple of my DVDs more of a chance!

I started out by trying out the Method for Beginners (the second workout with the complete MS workout) and the Dance + Cardio DVD (Finally!)

Don't let the pretty colors and the word "Beginners" fool you. 

I really have to say this- If you are out of shape like me, and you do the DVDs to the best of your ability, you WILL be sore. Don't let the word "Beginner" fool you.  The first day I did it, I went gung ho because it felt easy, only to be nauseated and dizzy with 5 minutes left of the 30 minute workout. 

I also have Precision Toning, but I am definitely not ready!   I have a little progression plan in mind, but I will cover that later on.

For now, I have to get back to class but next time I will discuss things in more detail.

I hope everyone had a great day!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I'm back!

Hello everyone!

It has been a REALLY long time since I posted last.  It's from a number of things but mainly that school was busier than I expected it to be and takes up a LOT of my time. 

I have been fitting in workouts here and there but nothing consistent enough worth talking about...Yet. Also I need to work on my eating.

However, I will go back to posting every day! (Most days of course!) 

This is just a little update, I'll have a real post for you tomorrow.  I hope everyone has a great day and check back soon!