A lot of people ask me how I have managed to lose weight, and what my secret is for getting fit or building muscle so here it is!
What do I eat?
I pretty much am extremely health conscious when it comes to what I put into my body. I tend to eat vegan meals high in natural products without dairy, because I find that dairy isn’t really the best for the human digestive system especially when it comes to dealing with weight loss. No, I am not a vegan, although over the years my meat intake has sufficiently decreased, but I find myself gearing towards other things to get my protein intake more so than poultry. Key thing here is I stay away from dairy, and buy vegan cheese such a daiya, and drink almond milk.
What do my workouts consist of?
I love HIIT workouts that are quick and get the job done sufficiently within 45 minutes to an hour. I find myself doing a lot of classes as of late such as Spin, Barre, Total Body Condition, and Pilates. I’ve actually done spin for quite a long time now and it is my number 1 go-to class to burn calories, and build up muscle. I never leave completely drenched in sweat, or regret doing it!
I try to go to the gym about 3-4 days a week and sometimes that doesn’t always happen. I am fortunate enough to have equipment at home that I use whenever I feel like getting in the car is just too much some days.
Diet vs Exercise?
I find that what will give you the most results with your fitness journey is sticking to a healthy diet, along with a healthy lifestyle. What your diet consists of will directly impact your results if you are/aren’t eating correctly.
Key Tip: Going on restrictive diets are not the best idea for long-term results, trust me I am the Queen of them. For the past year, I have switched my mentality around, and just make healthy choices. I never deprive myself of a craving, I simply just make a healthy version of whatever I am in the mood for, and I never regret it. I drink a ton of water to avoid the confusion of hunger and thirst, and have become aware of when I don’t need to eat any more rather than ver indulging and reaching the point of maximal fullness. It really is necessary. If you become hungry again later, drink some water or grab a small handful of something healthy. There is nothing wrong with eating hungry is what you really are. Don’t confuse hunger for another underlying emotion with something internally. Keeping a positive attitude with life and yourself will help you get you where you want to be. change your mind, and your body will follow! ❤