Well, whether I like it or not, I am slowly creeping up to the BIG 40. I can’t lie and say that I am super excited about the prospect but as all things in life, it is better to look on the brighter side. I have two awesome sons that I would not trade for anything; I have a huge support system of both friends and family; I have a boyfriend that makes me smile and takes me dancing; and no shortage of love. When I look at it like that, life isn’t so bad. So what do I want for my birthday? Well I decided that at 40, I want to be in the best shape of my life – tight stomach, tight behind, etc.
I already work out on a regular basis because it is what keeps me sane and I love how it makes me feel. I also eat clean however the one area that I struggled with was portion control which left me with the inevitable stomach pouch. Well, a month ago, I decided to challenge myself and some other ladies with the 21 Day Fix Program from Beach Body. What I liked about the program is that:
1. It is only 21 days
2. It takes the guess work out of counting calories
3. It came with an excellent workout program
4. It is not a miracle solution
5. It works
For me, it removed the obstacle of having to count every calorie. The plan incorporated portion control by providing small containers for my food. Each container represents a food group and based on my target calorie range, I only ate the allowable number of containers. As long as I used the containers provided and kept to clean eating, I didn’t have to worry about anything but working out. Plus, doing something in a group made me more accountable. Not only did I lose 8 pounds but the other ladies lost an average of 7.6 pounds each. Check out my progress below and forgive my squishy face but I am really excited about what this program did for me and I wanted to share. Plus, I am proud of my results.
I still have another 5 pounds left to lose before I focus on tightening and toning and I believe that as long as I stay on track, I WILL be “Fly by Forty”.
If you have a goal (regardless of your fitness level) and want some support, please let me know. I believe fitness is a journey that doesn’t have to be traveled alone.