My Plan

My plan is a mix of things that I have learned over the years and is tailored to fit my needs. You may not be able to follow this exact plan for your own weight loss, but it may give you a good starting point if you are just starting out.

My Eating Plan

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I will break my eating plan down into 3 different parts.

#1. Calorie Counting: I feel like this is one of the most tried and true weight loss mechanisms. Its science. If you have a 3500 calorie deficit at the end of the week (theoretically) you should lose 1 lb a week. How can you figure out what those calorie needs are for you personally? I use a program called MyFitnessPal. They have an app for the iPhone and there is also a website. It is also a good way to log your foods to keep yourself on track. It will tell you how many calories you have left for the day, and you can also log your workouts and your water consumption. It really is an awesome tool.

#2. Try new things! If what you are eating is bland and boring, you are not likely to continue eating it! If it looks and tastes great you will not feel like you are denying yourself anything. I will post lovely recipes and tips to make your food delicious! πŸ™‚

#3. Don’t drink your calories! This may possibly be one of the most important things in your weight loss arsenal. You can easily consume half your calories for the day in a few unapproved beverages. Instead, I try to choose things like water, water with lemon, iced and hot tea, and the occasional cup of coffee. And don’t worry, I’m not perfect when it comes to things like this. I work at Starbucks so the temptation is there, but there are options that I can choose. And you have options too! I like to kill a latte every once in a while. Just make sure you don’t load it with syrup!

My Exercise Plan

As of late my exercise plan has drastically changed. I am now working out at least 5 times a week (usually 6 but sometimes life gets in the way) I try to do a mix of things although I have been relying heavily on weight training lately. There are some great beginner lifting programs on bodybuilding.com. You can also message me if you have no idea where to start! πŸ™‚

I also do HIIT cardio! I used to be a cardio queen, burning almost 1000 calories in the gym every time I went. It wasnt until my spin instructor told us that we NEEDED to be doing lifting or our body would “morph” to doing the heavy spin intervals with little upper body. I found that incorporating HIIT cardio with weight lifting gives me the biggest losses each week with the least amount of time in the gym. I think we can all appreciate that!

Links

MyFitnessPal: www.myfitnesspal.com

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