It’s crazy to think that I have been on this fitness journey for 6 weeks now. By documenting and posting each week for you I have really been able to look back and reflect on all the progress made so far. I am starting to gain a strength I never knew I had and learning how to live a balanced life. This quote picture was my inspiration this past week. Alot of the time when you are sore from a workout, your mind takes over and it becomes a mental struggle. You really have to push that aside and keep going, eventually it becomes easier. I also love this picture because I adore Jillian Michael’s and she inspires me. I still have on my bucket list to one day train with her and Bob Harper.
I worked out really hard this past week during my weight sessions and my body definitely felt the burn. I still find my leg workouts the most challenging, mostly because for days after I can barely walk. One thing Hanan my fitness trainer suggested was to increase my Glutamine and take and extra dose before bed. Also since I have completed 6 weeks of training, Hanan decided to revamp my plan and I am now on phase 2. I am still doing 4 days of weights but she has changed up the exercises and added in cardio. I can’t wait to shock my body and see how it reacts.
I have continued to stay on track with a clean diet and only had one cheat meal this week (Indian food). I still do my meal prep for the week and have been loving experimenting with different ways to add flavour to my protein. Mrs. Dash is really becoming my new bff. This week I decided to take my yams and sweet potatoes, cut them into cubes, toss them with cinnamon and a teaspoon of Olive oil (you can use coconut too) and bake them. WOW, they tasted incredible and I tricked my mind into thinking it was getting a sweet treat. Cinnamon is really good for you and helps stabilize your blood sugar. My choice of veggie this week was broccoli, I couldn’t seem to get enough of it (whether steamed or raw). It’s funny lately everyone has been saying that my skin is glowing, it must be from all the good I’m doing to and putting into my body. Oh and it doesn’t hurt that I wash my face with pure organic honey!
I’m looking forward to starting my week 7, not only because it is my birthday (which will be a challenge on its own) but each week I am seeing my body transform more and more. My clothes are starting to become baggy which gives me a reason for some shopping sprees! So far I have lost 4.5 pounds and my upper body is really starting to show definition. My lower body is a little more stubborn, but Hanan says that is normal. I have however taken 1.5″ off my hips~Exciting!
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