I have been leading a really unhealthy lifestyle for the last 4 years, just recently I started working out again but in doing so I’ve made excuses to allow myself to eat whatever I wanted because technically I did work out. In the beginning of February I will be challenging myself to make a commitment to regular workouts, a mostly pescatarian diet, taking dietary supplements and getting rid of soda.
My friends and husband are nice when they say I’m perfect as I am but let’s get serious, I am probably 70 to 80 pounds overweight, all the clothes that I fit into 5 years ago definitely don’t now and I’m constantly tired and unmotivated. My wedding day I looked like a potato in a lace dress and I haven’t felt confident in my own skin since I was 23, I’m 28 now and I really need a kick in the ass. I need to be accountable to maintain this lifestyle and I will.
Since my blog is my safe space, I’ll be using it as a means of keeping myself on track. I’ll be posting a weekly blog about my new adventure and provide some photos too, so let’s start…
Day 6 – Okay, so it hasn’t been extremely easy, but I’m really proud of myself for not giving up and for pushing through but for the first couple days I would count down until I made it past day 3. Why 3? I’ve heard that if you’re able to form habits and routines after three days! I tried and I made it, there were a lot of days where I felt weak, I don’t think I was eating enough on those days. I’ve been making sure I incorporate healthy snacking into my day to day and drinking plenty of water. I’ve also added dietary supplements to my regiment.
I started to take Ashwagandha, Astaxanthin, Super B Complex and Fish Oil.
– I take Super B and Fish Oil in the morning; it’s supposed to help me stay focused and helps in turning the food I’m eating into energy. I drink plenty of water with it because it has definitely made my pee look radioactive and the fish oil actually makes my burps taste like salmon
– I take the Ashwagandha and Astaxanthin in the night usually after a work out, always on a full stomach. Astaxanthin helps in recovery after work outs and Ashwagandha reduces cortisol levels and can help with balancing my moods. I have bouts of depression and anxiety and this morning I thought I would have a little episode but it helped alleviate the pressure I was feeling. So far I think the supplements are definitely a help, I sleep like a baby and feel a bit more focused. I should start feeling or seeing more results from the supplement intake within the next week or so.
I’ve been back on my work out grind, it feels a lot different this time because I do want to maintain this momentum. I work out three days in a row then have a rest day and again 3 more days. I do cardio and a new muscle group each day. I’ve hurt myself before working out so I want to make sure I’m doing it in my pace. I usually take a pre-workout drink which gives me an energy boost! I’ve seen improvements on my strength training which is great but I’m gonna keep pushing myself.