HELLO!!! I’m so excited for summer! Our weather is actually cooperating for the moment. We have one week left of school and then it’s PARTY time (: not completely, but I’m looking forward to a change of schedule! Next to Christmas, the summer months are the hardest for me to stay diligent with my eating!! With the late nights, endless parties, family and friends, vacations….it’s easy to lose control! My healthy challenge that I’ve been in charge of for my friends has been wonderful! I have heard so much positive feedback and so many have lost weight. We have one week left! I told my teams to take a few days off and then start it all over again! Diet needs to be consistent and a lifestyle. I’m also proud of myself for sticking with Jamie Eason weeks 5 and 6! Next week I’ll be stepping it up and I’m looking forward to pushing myself.
I bet many of my readers and Instagram followers think I’m constantly on vacation. Well I guess I am! (: Last week I took the girls and friends to St. George! We had a great time! Here are my pics. of the week. Lots of swimming in SG and the last one is a favorite workout outfit of mine. Lulu tanks are my fav because they are LONG. This was at the gym right after my workout!
OK!! I need to be quick because I have to eat lunch and make food for our latest weekend getaway! We’re going camping and hiking with my bro! It’s kind of an annual tradition. Only 2 nights, but I love it! So relaxing. I love the fire and the SMORES (:
I read an article that caught my eye on the Yahoo Financial page. It was about a company that had 3 of their employees follow a strict diet and exercise program. The exercise program was 4 months long and then the diet was the last 30 days. They agreed to this with the knowledge that they would pose naked for a marketing advertisement. It was tastefully done. I won’t post pics. but you can look it up! I’m always interested in the way people fine tune their bodies. The man got his body fat down to 5% and the girls were between 12-14%. I copied a few things from the article! I thought it was very true and interesting!!
Diet was the key to their success “No matter how much exercise you do, that will only get you part of the way. In terms of seeing abs and muscle definition, it’s all about diet and reducing your body fat percentage. That’s essential,” Moritz says. For the last four weeks, the Viceroy executives committed to a grueling diet. The goal, said Moritz, was to cut body fat so that the muscles they’d been toning for the previous four months would shine through.
For Moritz — who was still able to recite the diet by heart months after the shoot — the meals consisted of:
Meal 1: 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup blueberries, one scoop carb-free protein shake
Meal 2: 3 egg whites, 1/4 cup plain potatoes
Meal 3: 3 oz. ground turkey, low-carb wrap with a cup of romaine lettuce
Meal 4: 3 oz. grilled chicken and 1/4 of an avocado
Meal 5: 6 oz. fish with a 1/4 cup steamed jasmine rice and six pieces of asparagus
Meal 6: 6 oz. of 99% lean ground beef with 1/4 avocado and 1 cup romaine lettuce
No alcohol was allowed and most condiments were banned (with the exception of hot sauce, since it added a negligible amount of extra sugar or fat) That’s it, each and every day, for an entire month! In addition to the diet, the executives stuck to a grueling fitness routine. All of them worked out every day for an hour and a half, seven days a week with the help of professional trainers at their local Equinox gym.
After following My Fitness Pal for almost 2 weeks, I know it is all about diet! I think people misjudge the amount of calories they consume by about 1000 every day!! My husband probably thought I was cooky when I told him I wanted to buy a food scale! Maybe I’m extreme, but I love it!
Alrighty, that’s all I got for today!! I’m going to go cut up veggies and fruit and make protein balls and fudge bites for camping!! Have a wonderful SUNNY weekend!!