So much has changed but we are going to start with the most exciting part first, I am down 16 lbs!!! This all started back in May, when I decided that sitting around loving food has been fun but it was time for a change. This is my journey back to being healthy, eating right & exercising. Back in 2008, before this blog ever started. I got sick & landed in the hospital for 3 days. When it was over, they had idea what had caused me to be so sick. But I knew it was something I had eaten. And I was determined to figure it out. So, I did the only thing I knew to do, which was cut out tons of food & start over. Unfortunately, I limited myself to the point that I got down to 100 lbs, stepped on the scale & freak out because I was afraid I was spiraling into an eating disorder. That's when this blog began. So, I feel it is only fitting to stick with tradition & re-design this blog to support my journey back to a healthy 100lbs with lots of muscle, hopefully.
How am I doing it?? I am counting my macro nutrients, 40% Carbs, 30% Fats & Proteins. And I am aiming to eat about 1400 calories a day (I don't usually hit that much). I am also drinking 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water & working out 4-5 days a week with 20-30 mins cardio (aiming to burn 250-300 calories) & 30 mins weight lifting. I constantly change up my routine to keep my body challenged & it all seems to be working for me. I also have a great inspirational system that makes up several IFBB pros & a Figure Olympia 3x Champion. I have had to completely change my lifestyle but it's been for the better & I am so much happier.
What's next? I am Gluten Free now & loving it! I made the switch about a year and a half ago, to see how I would feel & haven't gone back. I feel more energized, I can think more clearly, no more gluten headaches, etc. So from here on out, I will be posting Gluten Free recipes that are healthy & delicious. Now please don't get me wrong I make sandwiches with GF bread & eat GF pasta but I don't feel terrible afterwards, like I did before. And this is not for everyone, I understand that. But it works for me. I have included an link, if you would like to learn more about Gluten Sensitivity.
I am so excited to be back & hopefully the healthy recipes I have in store for you will be an inspiration in the kitchen & the gym!!!
Health, Love & Happiness,