One thing that has not changed is my dream of creating a sculpted body.
Maybe like this..
That's why I work out and diet. The journey to achieve that dream means I must Never Give Up! Of course these days it's a challenge just to stay in any kind of decent shape at all. I must say I have a weakness for chocolate and doughnuts as well as good southern cooking so sometimes I find myself far, far away from that dream being realized.
Today I am closer than I have been in a while. I weighed in at 166.5 this afternoon and I had a strong workout this morning. I had intended to go three sets but time constraints stopped me at two. I will see if I can do three in the morning.
A year or so ago I was down to 152 lb but my workout routine was irregular and my diet was not healthy. I was weak and needed to find a better way to lose weight and maintain my strength. I feel like I'm on the right track so far with this new diet and workout. I design my own diets and I like to eat normal food, I just don't eat as much and I stay away from the bread and sweets for the most part. I use protein shakes once a day if I can work it in and I like to use fresh juice as well (carrot and apple is my favorite). I eat allot of salads and fruit often with grilled chicken as a protein and I take Bee Tabs too. I do cheat from time to time and have the occasional doughnut but I make sure and eat healthy the rest of that day when I do. I also treat myself to a really good meal at least once a week. Last night I had a LARGE fried pork chop and some fried shrimp. Yet, I had a side salad and corn on the cob to go with it. No potatoes and no bread. I will keep my desert a secret for now.. :)
So, I have added to the original workout, here's what I have now.
50 jumping jacks (stretch)
30 calf raises
25 oblique crunches (both sides)
30 push ups
30-60 seconds of the plank
Good luck with your own workout and diet. I know how hard it is to resist temptation but we have to keep trying!