This is a great video. Love how in-depth this girl goes detailing the kinds of changes she had to make and sustain. Of course her trainer is the star of the show, all his work and science behind it is what gave her the results she wanted. (Side note: not a fan of her piercings and shaved hair, just her enthusiasm and success).
I’ve been wanting to write more here at this site 🙂 but with working out almost daily, homeschooling an 8 and 4 year old and taking care of my 20 month old… lol… writing just is. not. happening. anymore. 😀 !!!!
But all that said, the working out and eating in a particular way has paid off. I’ve lost 30 pounds in two and 1/2 months :O ! I know this sounds like a lot or like I probably looked dramatically different, but with how tall I am, I didn’t look overweight, the gravatar picture I have up right now with my husband is me with this weight on (taken in January). You can see some fat probably in my face, but for the most part it’s been hard for friends and family to even tell the difference. But I did go from 152 pounds to 122, and still counting, and this is fat coming off. To me, it personally feels dramatic. I’ve been trying to get back into the low 120’s since 2015. And even though I DID lose all the baby weight with each baby 🙂 , that didn’t account for how I was a tad overweight (10 pounds) with our middle child, and then I was 15 pounds overweight with our third. So together that was 25 pounds to lose even WITH losing the baby weights each time 🙂 .
Mostly over these couple of months of experimenting with what was working and what wasn’t, I’ve figured out that my body needs more cardio (slow thyroid issues!!). Apparently 30 minutes doesn’t work the same as an hour does for women with thyroid problems, in fact, one credible source I read said a woman’s body doesn’t even start burning calories until about 30 minutes into cardio if she has thyroid problems! This explains how it was so. hard. to lose weight before when I was only doing 30 minute cardio sessions. At first I really balked at the idea of doing an hour cardio, but once I gave in and started trying it, the weight melted off at 2-4 pounds a week! So if you’re wondering about your thyroid, you may want to try the dreaded hour of cardio.
Things in the video that I’ve been implementing as well:
- Cutting out refined carbs for the most part (sticking to complex)
- NO SUGAR… at all
- Keeping my fat intake to about 30 grams a day
- Taking BCAAs
- Lifting weights to build muscle and burn fat