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Thursday, May 23, 2019

The #1 Reason You're Not Seeing As Much Progress On Your Fitness Journey

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I am the energizer bunny when it comes to exercising daily. I've been exercising consistently, 5+ days, a week from December 2016 until I had my emergency appendectomy in August 2017 and then had to take 8 weeks off and then jumped back in October 2017. And with all that exercise, I got some really great results. But...I didn't get the change I have really been waiting for. MORE FAT LOSS LEADING TO DEFINITION! 

Just to put this out there, I'm 240 pounds. I'm still in the middle of my fitness journey. I have a ways to go to be at what is considered a healthy body fat percentage of 24%. But...From January 2018 to May 2019, I have lost 7% body fat, and only lost 2 pounds. I have been working on having a STRONG body. A body that can hold me up and not feel weak. A Body that moves and has more range of motion. A Body that has more endurance. A Body that just functions better. A body that looks strong. A body that is lean and defined.

I am getting that body! But...Just like any other woman out there, I FREAKING WANT THAT SCALE TO GO DOWN! And the #1 reason why the scale isn't going down comes down to NUTRITION! Check out the differences between these 3 pictures. 

May 2018: Following a nutrition plan, but not 100%, more like 75%

March 2019: Following a nutrition plan, more strict and increased my cardio.

May 2019: FOLLOWING MY NUTRITION PLAN TO A T and it is showing! I'm doing the Faster Way To Fat loss program that implements Carb Cycling and Intermittent Fasting (My coach is AMAZING and I've linked her direct page!) using the knowledge I have learned using my Ultimate Portion Fix perfect portion containers to make sure I'm not over eating on food groups. That I am eating all the food groups my body needs, and keeping my portions in control. I think it's working, don't you? 
What did I do? I got SERIOUS about my nutrition. I changed things up and went 1 step farther than I have before. Not going to lie, the program I'm following right now is intense and a little more work involved than I like to do (I like to keep things simple). But I needed this in my life right now. I personally have to just dig my heels in and do the hard sh^&! And I wouldn't have been able to do it if I didn't have my knowledge and experience using the Ultimate Portion Fix containers for the past 4 years. And that's why I think they are the best way to start, because it's simple, easy to follow and takes all the guess work out. Giving you education so you learn the right foods you should be eating, how many servings of each food group category you should have each day because we need to eat all the foods including carbs and even sugar (occasionally) and learn what foods work best for your body. It's about learning to fuel your body and help it function better and that is what is going to make the biggest difference for a longer time. 

TOP 5 TIPS TO JUMPSTART YOUR PROGRESS: 

1) DRINK MORE WATER - Drink at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces a day of water. If you exercise, drink more than your minimum by another 8-20 ounces making sure you stay plenty hydrated. 

2) STOP EATING PROCESSED/BOXED FOODS: This is a biggie. Not only do they have tons of excess sodium (which will make you retain more water and swell up) But they are often empty calories and we consume way more that we should. Think about Doritos. Can you really just eat just one? Don't bring them in the house. If you have to have processed foods occasionally, buy a single serving that way it's portioned out and you don't have the rest of it telling you to consume it!

3) MAKE YOUR OWN HOMEMADE FOODS - Not only will you end up saving money, yes it's true! but when you make your own food you control what goes in it and you know what goes in it. There are tons of amazing recipes out there. My Favorite come from the cooking show, FIXATE, which is included in my fitness library membership. Not only do we get instructional videos but the recipes, and it breaks down what food category they use. There are recipes for everyone from Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo and Gluten Free. PLUS you can also buy the FIXATE COOKBOOKS if you aren't ready to invest in the membership! 

4) MOVE YOUR BODY - I'm a personal trainer and I will always tell you to just move your body more. It does amazing things for your body and digestive track. Feeling "stuck" go fo a walk and it helps to make things moving in the right direction. Plus when you exercise you tend to want to eat better. They work hand in hand. Need workouts to help you get started? our fitness library is stocked with well over 600 workouts. Plus me as your coach to cheer you on...If you're ready, let's do this! 

5) SLEEP BETTER - Aim for 8+ hours a night. Not 5, not 6, not 7 but really work hard to hit at least 8 hours. If you get 8.5, GREAT! Your body needs to rest and recover and sleep helps with that! (Speaking of, it's currently 10:07pm, that means I finish this post up later cause I gotta get my 8+ hours sleep too!) 

If you are ready to learn more about nutrition, and invest in your health, and get ME as your coach, cheerleader and support line in your life and learn, what to eat, exactly when to eat and what foods to eat together to help you lose more body fat faster CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW to get my recommended starter kit. It gives you everything you need to get STARTED RIGHT and to CHANGE YOUR LIFE! From trackers, workbooks, cookbooks, education training, how to portion out your foods without counting calories or logging your foods or macros in an app, pre workout energy boosting drink to get you started and stronger in your workout, a post workout anti-soreness drink, plus a lunch bag for your meals and ME as your 1:1 coach for daily accountability, support and help when you need it! 

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