As promised, my before & after photos. It took me a month to decide if these were worth putting up, because I'm still working on becoming a fitter person. You guys should know by now that I am all about accountability...therefore, I woke up today and realized that I should be sharing my progress with you all! I seat here and I share all of my meals, and workouts, but not my progress.
I can't believe this was me a few months ago, I'm proud of what I have accomplished thus far, and I look forward to continue with my journey on becoming a healthier fitter me!
(Please be kind with your comments as this was very difficult for me to put up.)
Well, here they are!
August 2011 (before:)
March 2012 (after:)
And the journey continues...
I start my day by drinking 20 oz of water with a half of lemon and one tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar in order to clean the liver and get rid of anything that is sitting there from the night before, also to get it ready for what I will consume that day. I actually put together a menu for the week, to make sure that I stay on track. I did 2 rounds of a workout program called Insanity which is a 60 day program that requires you to work out 6 times per week for a min of 45 minutes a day. I'm currently experimenting with other workout programs, still 6 times a week, 45 mins a day.Here is what a day of eating looks like for me:
¼ cup of steel cut oats (cooked in ½ cup of coconut milk, ½ of water, 1 tsp. of salt, and 5 drops of stevia leaf drops, 1tbs of ground flaxseeds)1 tbs of dry dates or raisins
1 cup of homemade green juice (spinach, cucumbers, beets, kale, celery)Between my breakfast and snack I try to drink 20 oz of water. I try to drink before and after my meals rather than during, to assist with the digestive process of foods.
1 apple1 tbsp. of raw almond butter
I drink 20 oz. of water between my snack and lunch.
Lunch:2 cups of organic green salad mix
6 oz. of grilled tofu or tempeh1 tbs. of no sugar added cranberries
2 tbsp. of feta cheese1 tbsp. of sliced almonds
2 tbsp. of homemade vinaigrette dressing
After workout Smoothie:
1 scoop of organic hemp protein powder1 tbsp. of blue agave nectar
1 tsp. of cinnamon½ cup of blueberries
½ of a banana½ of cup of coconut milk
½ of the homemade green juice1 tbsp. of raw sunflower seeds butter
During my workout I drink about 32oz. of water.
Dinner:6 oz. of salmon, tofu or chicken
14 asparagus spears
1 medium sweet potato
If I am still hungry after dinner, I will have a handful of almonds or a fruit. I always have tea after dinner, or before bed. I also make sure to be in bed by 11 pm, to not intervene with the melatonin process of my body.I tried to be as specific as possible. This is about 1600-1800 calories and it keeps me full all day long. I also take supplements, these is what I take: a multi vitamin, D3000, calcium, chromium, B12, potassium, zinc, magnesium, biotin, spirulina, and wheat grass.