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Hey all!

So, as I may or may not have mentioned in previous posts, I LOVE Oxygen Fitness Magazine. I buy the mag often, and I have their website on my favorites list. Today, I was surfing their page when I came across a complete 90-day workout transformation. They completely provide a shopping list, meal plan, and workout plan for ALL 90 days!

This is awesome for me because I often struggle with my diet. This is completely set up for people like me who aren’t really sure where to start! I seriously recommend taking a look at the plan AND the site in general! I will be going shopping in a few days and then it will begin!! I’m so motivated and so excited to see changes in my body! Here’s the link to the plan: http://www.oxygenmag.com/fat-loss/your-90-day-best-body-challenge/

And here’s some motivational FITSPO!

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Hey guys!

Today went pretty good! Only one slip up and I actually looked forward to working out after work!!

Here’s what I ate today:

Breakfast:

1 Banana

Protein Shake (1 Scoop w/8 oz. water)

Mid-Afternoon Snack:

1 Apple

11 Almonds

Lunch:

Chicken Breast (boneless/skinless)

1 Serving Grilled Brussels Sprouts

1 Serving Mixed Veggies

Mid-Afternoon Snack:

11 Almonds

6 Oreos 😦

Dinner:

Protein Shake w/Almond Milk

This was my work out for today:

Chest & Abs:

                                    Sets                         Reps

Incline Chest Press:     3/3                  12,10,8/12,10,8

Cable Chest Flye:        3/3                    12,10,8/12,10,8

Machine Chest Press:  3/3                  12,10,8/12,10,8

Decline Bench Sit-ups:  —                     15/15

Leg Raises:                   —                     15/15

Knee Raises:                —                     15/15

Plank Hold:                   —               45 sec./45 sec.

Cardio:

Treadmill: Ran for 1 mile @ 4MPH

So that was my day. I think it went pretty well overall. I can only try and improve from here!

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Hey Ya’ll!

So today didn’t really go much better in regards to eating. I had to be to work early this morning and I missed breakfast, leaving me famished, which then led to me eating out of the vending machine. Here’s what I ate:

Breakfast: None

Mid-Morning Snack: Ruffles Cheddar Chips (small bag)

Lunch: Chicken Finger Sub (bad choices!!!!)

Mid-Afternoon Snack: None

Dinner: Protein Shake

My work outs went pretty good, so that made up for some of my bad eating today. Here’s What I did:

Back & Biceps:                      Sets                                           Reps

Wide-Grip Pull-Up                 3/3                                   12,10,8/12,10,8

(I did this on the pull down machine since I currently cannot do a single pull-up)

Reverse-Grip Pulldown        3/3                                    12,10,8/12,10,8

Seated Cable Row               3/3                                    12,10,8/12,10,8

Prone Dumbell Row             0/3                                    0,0,0/12,10,8

Barbell Curl                         3/3                                         15/15

Preacher Hammer Curl        3/3                                         15/15

Cardio:

Treadmill HIIT: 20 Minutes

Walk 3.5 MPH 1 Minute

Run 8.0 MPH 1 Minute

Averaged 3.4 MPH for walk and 7.0 MPH for Run

So that was the second day. I really need to get my diet under control. I know that if I actually eat six times a day, I won’t want to eat so much bad food.

Here’s some FITspo to keep us motivated: 

Today’s theme is fitness model Jamie Eason 

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Hey guys!

So today was the first day of my effort to live a happier, healthier life. Here’s how it went:

I slept most of the day, although I’m not sure why, so I got a very late start. I bought all the healthy food I could, spending about $70, but I got a lot of food.

I didn’t really follow an eating plan, since I got that late start, so I ended up only having a protein shake, and then some Mac & Cheese with a chicken breast.

My work out went alright, but it was an eye-opener regarding just how out of shape I’ve gotten. I did the following today (This is the work out I will be doing each Monday):

                                            Sets                 Reps
Prone Hamstring Curl:         0/4                    0/12

Tuck-Ups W/ball                 3/3                    15/15

Dumbell Sumo Squats        0/3                     0/15

Leg Extension Machine      3/3                    12/12

Unilateral Leg Press          3/3                     12/12

Curtsy Squat:                    3/3                     12/12

Standing Calf Raises        2/3                      15/15

Seated Calf Raises           0/0                      15/15

Cardio:

3.5 mph for 35 mins, increasing incline from 0% up to 10%, 1% for every 3 mins.

I also took my measurements and before pics, which are as follows:

Weight: 145.8 lbs

Arms: Right: 11 inches     Left: 11 inches

Chest: 39.5 inches

Waist: 32 inches

Hips: 40.5 inches

Thighs: Right: 21.5 inches    Left: 21 inches (yes, apparently my thighs are uneven haha!)

Here are my before pictures:

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Hey everyone!

So I made my shopping list based on the book I mentioned in my last post. I am going to go shopping bright and early tomorrow morning so that I can start the plan. Looking at the list, I have a feeling it’s going to cost a lot more than I anticipated, but I guess you will have that when you are eating more than once or twice a day, and it’s not McDonald’s. 

I’m feeling pretty excited about the whole thing right now. I saw myself in the mirror this morning and thought, “My God, have I really let myself go to this point?” I had been doing well back in October and I am really disappointed that I let myself gain all the weight I lost back.

I will be posting my food log and work out log tomorrow, along with some before pics so you can see what I am working with. I find it always motivates me when I can see someone’s before picture and watch them transform, so I think it will be beneficial to have one.

Anyway, here is some FITspo to hold us all over until tomorrow when the real fun begins!

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Ok, so this is technically my second post today, but it is day 2. I just finished my work out and now I’m enjoying my whey protein shake that I hope won’t make me fatter lol. Here’s how today went:

“Today went awesome! I’m so proud of myself! I worked really hard through the video! I only paused it twice, and one time was so that I could get a chair for the exercise. I felt great the whole exercise and I am soo motivated right now!

I am drinking my protein drink so that my body can recover.

This morning I was a lttle sore, which I wasn’t expecting after yesterday’s fiasco. It was actually motivating to feel soreness in my arms, abs, and legs because I felt like I had accomplished something!

I’m looking forward to tomorrow. The work out will be ‘Shoulders and Arms’ and ‘Ab Ripper X’. I think it will be challenging, especially because I really struggle with upper body, but ya gotta work hard to get results!”

*It’s in quotes because it’s from my work out log*

So that’s how today went. Here’s some work out thinspo/fitspo to keep me (and you) motivated!!!

See you tomorrow!

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After-Holiday Damage

Ok, so I didn’t post in tha past few days. I was busy and I was drinking more than water 😉

Anyway, as you can imagine, I did what everyone else did this holiday and used it as an excuse to eat, eat, eat! The scale reflects that. Last I checked, I was back to 140 ish. FAIL.

And the today I had a full on egg, bacon, and homefires breakfast. Fail #2. (It was still delicious)

BUT, today I will be VERY busy. I am going to clean my house, and I will be doing everything in my power to force myself on the treadmill. I hope doing these two things will be great for burning calories, especially because my house is a disaster!!!

I hope everyone’s holiday was good. Now we just have to make it through New Year’s….

I’ll post again toinght to let you know how my exercise/cleaning went (if at all) and to let you know what else I’ve had to eat today (hopefully very little!!) Here’s some thinspo (workout themed!) to hold you over until then!!! 😀

LATER:

So, my workout plan did not go as planned (big surprise!). I did clean a lot, but alas, no actual working out for me. And I pigged out as usual. I think tomorrow is a new day, though. In fact, I know it is…

My food plan is as follows:

Green Tea

Water

Lettuce

And my Work Out plan is as follows:

Morning-

20 Minutes running

Arms on Bowflex

Night-

Jillian Michaels DVD (40 Min. Cardio)

I know it’s a lot, but my body needs the kick start. And I read somewhere that giving yourself a little boot camp session every once in a great while is actually good for you! As far as the low food intake, I’ve been eating so much crap I barely have an appetite anyway, so this will hopefully clean me out and make me feel a little better. After that, no more carbs!!!

Ok, so that’s all for tonight. I’ll let you know how tomorrow goes. And I know I still owe a picture of my progress, or lack thereof. Night!

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