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I mentioned previously that I had been dieting which is why there have been so many 'diet food' recipes on this LJ lately, but I haven't mentioned anything else so I thought I'd write down what I'm doing because it seems to be working.

Currently, I'm trying to only eat 1230 calories a day and recording the food and the amounts with the MyFitnessPal app for iPhone. I'm also following the "80/20" rule where 80% of the time I eat healthy food and then 20% I eat whatever I want. Some people do this daily but I save up my 20% and have a cheat day on Saturday. It makes me look forward to the end of the week and I've been spending Saturdays hanging out with friends so it's just more enjoyable. :)

I've also stopped eating carbs for breakfast. It's not easy and I love eating rice and breads and stuff but it's working so far. I think this was the hardest for me to give up and once in awhile, I do fail, but eh. Once in awhile failing is okay. XD

Lately, I have been doing the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred while alternating it with her Yoga Meltdown dvd to help with my flexibility. I just finished Level 1 yesterday, I still can't do push ups very well (still doing knee push ups but at least I can do them), but I can do all the other advanced exercises without feeling like I'm going to die so I'm ready to move on. I also have to increase the weights from 2 lbs to 3lbs when I move on, then finally to 5lbs when I hit level 3.

What I like about the DVDs is that they are SHORT. I hate working out, I hate spending hours at a gym or running around a track, etc, so this is perfect for me. They are not easy though, I'm usually drenched in sweat and breathing hard by the end. You don't stop moving for the entire 30 minutes, you go from one exercise to the next and Jillian Michaels is relentless (and sometimes you just want to punch her) but it is working.

Here's the proof: I found a guide online that suggested I take measurements all over the thickest parts of my body and record them, then compare them to the end result. So far, I have lost 6.5" all over my body and 4.2lbs total! Not bad for Level 1! :D

Date: 2013-06-13 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, good for you! I've been trying to get back in shape too. So hard! I feel like a big ball of squish. =D
We do Insanity which is similar in that it's pretty short. If you cut out the warm up and cool-downs, it's 30 min and it's in your living room so you have no excuse not to do it. I wasn't having much luck dragging my lazy butt to the gym. =D

Date: 2013-06-13 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, AJ!!! :D Insanity sounds intense, that so awesome you guys are doing that! Hahaha, I have noooo luck dragging my body to the gym either, and I like working out by myself because I can be as gross as I want and not be self conscious XD

Date: 2013-06-13 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Your diet plan is what works for me, too. I eat mostly clean during the week and (usually) take Saturdays off. It's nice to have a break, because I never stop wanting all the delicious but unhealthy foods. >_>

Date: 2013-06-13 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah it works so great because dammit, food is so good and to give up all the good food is hard XD This way it becomes a sort of reward for working out and eating healthy the entire week!

Date: 2013-06-14 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes indeed! Besides, it keeps your metabolism guessing. ;)

Yay! I'm so excited to hear this is working for you!!
I do knee push-ups, too. My back is too strong and my abs too weak. XD

Date: 2013-06-14 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahaha so there's something useful in eating junk food once a week! XD

HAHA same here! Also, my arms still aren't that strong yet either, I shake when I'm doing a side plank @_@

Btw, Paffy what are your SDCC plans?

Date: 2013-06-14 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Booth babin' for How to Train Your Dragon 8D

Date: 2013-06-14 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Fantastic job, bb. I like the myfitness app a lot, its worked out pretty well for me.

Date: 2013-06-14 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww thanks!! It's working pretty well for me too, there's a lot of Korean food that's already noted in there XD


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