Do you ever look in the mirror and not like what you see? I did too, at one time. It was shortly after the birth of my second baby, Kason. I didn’t bounce back right away like I did after my first born. I knew right then and there I needed to do something. Anything. I needed this for myself. I needed this for my kids. I needed them to see if you set your mind to something, it can be done. Don’t give up. If you start something, you finish it. I had never worked out before. Sure, I went on a few diets but they never lasted. I thought, ya know. This is it. I can do this. I have no excuses. I will be healthy for myself. I will be healthy for my husband. I will be healthy for my children. I CAN DO THIS. I mean, mamas can have abs, too! 😉
It all started when my I asked my husband for The 21 Day Fix for my birthday. He’s super supportive of my fitness journey, so of course he granted my wish and got it for me! I followed the workout plan and the eating plan to a T for the 21 days and let me tell you, The 21 Day fix is a GAME CHANGER for someone who needs help with portion control. It really, really works! I lost a ton of inches around my waist, thighs, arms and hips. I’m not exactly sure how much weight I lost, but it was around 8-12lbs. So, if you need something that works, and that’s easy go for the FIX! It is great for beginners.
After the 21 days were over, I wanted to explore more fitness options, so I started The Bikini Body Guide (BBG) by Kayla Itsines. Now this, my friends, is a workout. I was still following the eating guide from the 21 Day Fix, but I wanted to challenge myself with a more intense workout guide. I followed this guide for about 3 months and I lost more weight than inches. It is a LOT of cardio with body weight exercises (just my opinion) and cardio, is not one of my favorites. I did have great results, though! There are thousands and thousands of woman out in the BBG Community that do it daily and have for years and they look fab! If you want to check out Kayla’s guides, link it below – http://www.kaylaitsines.com/collections/guides
So I ended up doing lots and lots of research because I wanted to find a program/guide that would fit exactly what I wanted out of this fitness life. Cardio to a minimum. I came across the LG Community, by Lauren Gleisberg. Her guide is the shit. Seriously. I think I have officially found my forever fitness guide (although, sometimes, when I get bored, I make up my own routines)! and the best part is, most of guides are FREE! I have been following her guides for about 4 months and I am loving the results! I will forever be thankful for Lauren and her guides. Go check her out, seriously. Make sure to mention I sent you! 😉 If you would like to check out Lauren’s guides, link is below – http://www.laurengleisberg.com/
While I’ve been following Lauren’s guides, I officially started Macro Counting (IIFYM) after countless hours of research and this, ya’ll, is where it’s at. Do you want to eat pizza, cookies and cupcakes and still look good? As long at fits your macros, you can eat whatever you want! No food is bad food. IIFYM is a life savor! I have seen AMAZING results eating whatever I want, yes, even ice cream for dessert. IIFYM has been around for quite some time but just recently became a huge hit. Can you see why? I know, right?! If you would like more information about counting macros, click the link below – http://www.iifym.com/
If you’re still reading this, here’s some advice – I’ve been there. You can do it. I have faith in you. Whether you’re a mom or not, you can do this! Set a goal, stick to it. Find time. Don’t make excuses. You got this. Yes, you will have set backs. Yes, you will have bad days. But you get up the next morning and start fresh. Everyday is a new day. YOU GOT THIS.
So, that’s it. I still count my macros and I still follow Lauren’s guides.
Fitness is a life long journey, there is no destination.