Hi friends, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and ‘exciting’ Superbowl (ha!). As you know I rarely ever post about food, fitness, and all that jazz..but today is different, I’m getting real with you. Although I workout every day and understand it’s especially good for someone who sits on their ass all day working..I hate it. I thought after doing it for over 2 years I would get used to it and enjoy it, but I don’t and try to change it up (aka, body pump, p90x, p90x2, etc) to keep me motivated. I do think part of the reason is that I work and workout from home, making it difficult to keep myself motivated. Well, I just purchased the new p90x3 and being that it’s the new year I thought I would also attempt an actual ‘meal plan‘ and try to stick to it.
— P.S. I just updated a meal planner along with a Meal log and fitness templates HERE —
Now, I don’t have some super exciting fitness story, I just never worked out and was so frugal/broke that I would only eat ramen, PB & J, frozen chicken breasts, tuna sandwiches, and bananas. So, no I was never overweight, I was just not healthy or in shape at all! I’ve always lacked a curvy feminine figure (aka breasts + booty). My only real trouble area (like almost every woman I know) is the waist/hips, and considering I’m small on top and bottom, my ‘box-like’ figure isn’t helping much (blaming my dad and his genes for that one)! Long story short, the main reason why I really wanted to start working out was to get a better butt, bigger legs, and a flat stomach/sides. Not just so I can feel better about my body and have a healthy lifestyle..but really because I just want to fit into some jeans! I tend to make fun of my ‘boyish figure’…and ladies, that makes jeans shopping a chore!
With all that beings said, those programs really have helped. I’m squatting/lifting/curling more than I ever thought I could, which is really helping out butt/legs and even if others don’t see a difference I actually do. I mean, I’m no beyonce or JLo, but that’s just motivation. As for that flat stomach and abs, doing 4 days a week of ab ripper is probably working..but as we all know “Abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym” or whatever is says. So, to FINALLY conclude, I made a free downloadable Meal Planning PDF for you to have, as well as some ideas of meals that may work for you that I like, you can follow my pinterest board too!. Because, dammit I want those abs and butt by my wedding and I have over a year to do it! (As for the upper region..I’ll just stick with my Vicky Secrets)
I’m not sure yet if I’m okay with posting any photos of my progress, I’m beyond camera shy so I’ll just have to keep you posted!
I worked hard for where I am at and figured since you’ve invested in reading this post and are, most likely, focused on improving your diet/health, I thought I would update you on my progress! eek! (*see note above about being camera shy)
– SEE THE UPDATE AND MY BEFORE/AFTER! –
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