WEEK 2 OF LIVIN' THE LIVFIT LIFESTYLE
Weight Loss Tip of the Day: "Nothing Tastes as Good as Thin Feels"
I eat clean most of the time; however, on Sundays I have treats with my family. It's good for me emotionally & mentally as well as for my children to enjoy yummy snacks with them when we play games or watch a movie together. Living the LivFit Lifestyle is about how to have balance in all areas of life.
Life is meant to be fun! I eat clean 90% of the time but enjoy delicious treats as well. If I'm craving something sweet then I'll cook some candied (raw) almonds using 1 small packet of Truvia (a natural sweetner), cinnamon & vanilla. They're my favorite snack of all time! I also make air popped corn too and spray lightly will fat free calorie free butter spray with a dash of cinnamon along with a delicious protein drink on the side.
My Typical Muscle Building, Fat Burning Meals Consisted of:
Meal 1: Cooked oatmeal mixed with almond milk & 1 scoop of whey protein powder.
Meal 2: 1/2 chicken breast (4 to 6 oz) with spinach salad, 1 T of Omega's & lots of fresh veggies
Meal 3: Protein drink with a handful of almonds
Meal 4: 3 egg whites & 1 whole egg (hard boiled & sliced) in salad with lots of raw veggies & slivered almonds
Meal 5: Hot chocolate made with almond milk, chocolate protein, cocoa & cinnamon
I love salads & fresh veggies, I eat a lot of them... If I'm a bit hungrier than usual or have munchies I reach for fresh cut veggies & dip them in a ½ cup of fat free cottage cheese mixed with salsa or Crave and wash it down with Liv SXinney, it's like eating chips and dip but it is good for me!
TODAY'S STRENGTH TRAINING
Well, I didn't sleep well at all last night; my youngest had a difficult night which made a long night for my husband and I, so on mornings like today I train easier than usual so I don't stress out my body even more. My fatigue is higher already due to the lack of sleep, but it doesn't stop me from exercising I just don't push as hard lifting weights and take it easy on my bike.
Today's strength training is arms & shoulders: biceps, triceps, forearms & shoulders. I'll warm-up & stretch before and after lifting weights. I'm going to lift medium weights with high reps. It will take approximately 40 minutes to complete. Then I'll finish off doing cardio on my bike.
HOW TO STAY FOCUSED
When beginning a new workout routine it's easy to become distracted early on in the game. Remember, stay focused by working out first thing in the morning on an empty stomach (Take a pre-workout drink like Go if available) and read your goals aloud morning and night. If you make exercise a high priority then you will see results sooner and your daily schedule won’t get in the way of attaining your fitness goals & dreams.
Be sure to plan your workout & a menu of your meals & snacks along with the times to eat the day before so you'll be well prepared the following day. Also say your affirmations all day & visualize yourself as you wish to be, as though you’ve already achieved your ideal body weight. And be sure to Be Happy! Happiness is a choice. If you’re happy you’ll lose weight easier by keeping stress levels down which keeps unwanted high levels of Cortisol (a stress hormone that can cause fat stores) at bay.
NEXT WEEK'S TRAINING
I'll be doing cardio & abs next week... I'm looking forward to it!
Living the LivFit Lifestyle will transform your life as well as your physique. Be true to yourself - Liv Fit, Train Hard & Liv Happy!
- Carol Whitaker
“Embrace Your Journey to Success”