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Slash body fat meal plan

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!

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photo-4OK!!  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!!

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Update on goals. Stick with it!

Today is Saturday!!  My kids had school off Thursday and Friday for Fall Break and I just got back from St. George.  I’m a little confused as to what day it is!!  I can’t go this long between posts!  Next week I’ll be more organized!  October is a blip on the radar.  It is flying!  I’m sticking to my goals and eating well.  My new commitment is to weigh and measure myself every Monday.  Doing this keeps me in check and from straying too far from my fitness goals. I loved my workouts while I was out of town.

DAY 1 we ran one mile on the treadmill at an 8 minute pace, worked chest and abs, and then ran intervals of 20 on and 10 off with the treadmill set between a 9-10.

DAY 2 was a FUN 11 mile run.  It turned into a tour of the city.  I loved running through streets and neighborhoods I’m not familiar with and not really knowing how long our run would be.  It felt great!!

DAY 3 we worked shoulders, back, and a cardio circuit!!  Try this one at home!!  3 stations: burpees, kettlebell swings, and situps.  The burpee station was the timer.  25 burpees.  That was about 1:45-2:00 minutes.  When the burpee person finished we switched stations.  4 rounds!  Loved it!  Easy way to whip out 100 burpees.

Food has been good!  I recommitted myself for the rest of the month with only 2 days off.  One was on the trip.  Waffles, chocolate carmel bars, ice cream, and chocolate chip cookies.  Lovely.  My stomach didn’t like that much, but I went right back to normal the next day and I feel fine!  So far my mini goals work for me!  I’ll tell you what my prize is at the end when I accomplish my goal! Next, I found my dream body!  I’m sure most people think this is too muscley.  Dang!  I love working for something like this and I love lifting.  One day (:  Work Hard.  That’s all that matters!

36996d0a9a65df632cc79bb8e7b801f4 Here are a few photos from the trip too!  Back to reality!IMG_0321.JPG IMG_0335.JPG photo 1 photo 3 photo-63Such a fun trip!  I love St. George always.  We saw a great play at Tuachan, hiked, visited the temple, ran, lifted, played games, laughed, and much more.  Getting away is my medicine along with exercising.  Oh, one more pic!  This was last Sunday.  I decorated my front porch and we were on our way to church.  I love my cute boy in the background the most! photo-64I love October!  I’ll post more next week!  Next Saturday I’ll have another half to talk about too!  Always going.  Happy Harvest season!  Make it work.  Fit it in.  Be happy.