I’ve been reading, and reading, and reading!
I’m looking for a way to change things up. I’m losing inches and I am looking better in clothes (and without, swimsuit season is approaching us quickly!), but I’m not dropping pounds or clothes sizes like I have wanted to by now.
I’ve (mostly) given up alcohol, sweets, and random not so great for me snacks. I’ve been working out. But it’s still not coming off like I want. So, me being me, I did some research and I came up with a couple conclusions, so I’m trying a few new things for me.
A) I need to be more diligent with my HerbLax. I STARTED the 45 day colon conditioning cycle but I haven’t finished it. Why? Because I can’t spend 10 minutes in the bathroom each morning when I’ve been scheduled for a week’s worth of all day training. What’s that mean? Back on the wagon starting today. I only missed a week, I should be good now. But hello! When you have IBS like me, pooping is hella important.
B) I’m giving up cow’s milk – just for now. I’ve been reading “This Is Why You’re Fat” by Jackie Warner which speaks to hormonal reasons for weight gains and losses. Because I’m pretty damn curious, I am going to follow the book for a month and see how it works. Of course, this is in addition to my Cinch meal supplements.
C) I have to work out more. This is likely the cause for everything I’m dissatisfied with. Everyone thinks I’m a rockstar; I kickbox a few times a week and I play soccer. Football’s about to start for the spring/summer, and of course there’s league kickball. The problem is, I’m not doing what works for MY body as much as I should. MY body has always been larger, even when I ran 10 miles a day in high school I was never a thin girl. The only time I ever felt smaller, and more cut, was when I started High Intensity Interval Training with Jillian Michaels, another reason why I started reading Warner’s book, because they own a gym together.
Jillian’s 30 Day Shred changed. my. whole. body. I love to hate her and the program. I love the way I look and feel when I do high intensity interval training. I also like being social. It’s good for my business, and it feeds my spirit. Which is why I’ve chosen to take kickboxing at an MMA gym, why I play soccer and football and kickball. I LIKE to run around with others. I LIKE to work up a sweat with others. So that’s why I do it. Better than sitting around doing nothing, right? Often times, my group workouts end with beer. I’ve been lucky this soccer season, we have had a lot of late games which means no post game bar visits. But, it’s there, and I’m going to need to prepare for it.
I think getting up early a few days a week to get my Jillian Michaels/Jackie Warner HIIT in, will likely be the key to finally getting this body that I want and being able to maintain. That way, I know the work’s done before I leave the house, and no matter WHAT happens to me throughout the day, it’s done.
That’s it for now. I’ll let you know how it goes!