We all have different body types, different eating habits, different likes and dislikes. The trick is to find what is going to work for you.
I’ll be honest, when I started doing these workouts I didn’t think I would be able to keep up, every muscle in my body hurt and I was even sore in places I didn’t know I had muscles!! Here I am a week and a half in and I’ve jumped to level two of Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I still struggle with exercises that involve too much leg work. My calves get really sore but I’ve learnt to do some extra warm ups before I start and extra cool down when I’m done.
I’ve changed my eating habits too, I dont eat carbs at night. At first it was hard not reaching for the potatoes with my family or having a scoop full of rice or pasta. Now I make a salad on the side and skip the carbs, not to say I don’t have carbs at all but I have them about midday, giving my body more time to burn them. I’ve been eating a lot of raw veggies and fruits, drinking water and passing on the pop.
Some people need to cut out carbs, some need to cut out wheat and some sugars. The hard part is knowing what you have to stay away from and disciplining yourself enough to stick to it! We all fall off the bandwagon at times and it can be easy to feel like giving up when you do. DON’T! I think everyone should have a partner to motivate you and vice versa. If you feel like giving up just call your friend for a chat to get you back on track.
So get to know your body and start really looking at things you put in your mouth.
Aspartame for instance, gives me headaches, so I stopped drinking Coke Zero and am very wary of anything containing this ingredient.
I’m looking into information to share with you. It is however very hard to find the unvarnished truth out there anymore. So if I post something and you try it, let me know if it worked for you or not. Let me know if you agree or not too. Like I said, we are not professionals, we are just trying to get ourselves back to our previously healthy selves and to motivate others at the same time.
That’s all from me tonight
~*The ‘Determined’ Housewife*~