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It Begins!!!

Today is the day!!!!

I am a little nervous about this, but I’m going to stick by my word and do the OMAD diet. Hoping to have some good things to report back. But, right now I’m just going off of different good reports about this diet. I’m not planning to do this for the rest of my life, just right now.

Guidelines

  1. No fried food
  2. Drinking plenty of water
  3. working out once per day (5 days a week)
  4. 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.
  5. Meals will be of a sizable portion.
  6. greens at least three times a week
  7. Sea Moss and Bladder wrack smooths at least 4 time a week

Pictures of my process during the OMAD diet will be uploaded with every post. You will have the chance to see what I’m eating and what I’m doing on days that I have the freedom to roam and do exactly what I want with out the worry of eating something every hour or couple of hours. I’m hoping this taste of something different helps me to start changing my relationship with food.
June 9th 2017

This was me last year  and the bottom picture is from March 22, 2014 not happy, but pretending so hard to be. Wanting to find love in myself for myself. From as far back as I can remember I’ve always been a heavier girl. Something I’m not and never have been happy about. I’ve tried to learn to except it. But. I know now that is just not going to be my way. It’s not like I don’t like to go out and do things with other people; my problem is fear of being judged by others because of what I look like and how I may react to different things I may do while I’m out. I don’t know when this fear of being myself started, but I’m going to do everything in my power to get rid of it. One thing I’m not going to do is blame others for the way I feel about me. Instead I’m going to concentrate on the way things make me feel.

                                                       Me back in 4th or 5th grade. 

As you can see I was never a skinny child nor adult, (Side note: I weighed 183 pounds in 3rd grade). Always wanted to be within the healthy guidelines of body fat%, but that never happened for me until now. I’m hoping this change will spark me to want to do something I’ve always wanted to do but never had the balls to, because I thought it would be to hard. Well, I say bring it on!!!

That thing I’ve always wanted to do is be in the fitness business, looking as good as women like Rahki Giovanni, Nayfit, ChickenTuna, and Ivy78. These women inspired me so much when it comes to the fitness industry, and I hope I do them justice with my plan to get healthy and improve my life.

Below are picture of this women who have filled me with inspiration.

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ChickenTuna


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Rahki Giovanni

In no way am I saying that I want to look just like them. I’m only saying I want to have the courage to become the best version of ME.

Thanks For Reading!!

 

Photos Provided By: https://inspiredfitstrong.com/2012/interviews/interview-with-laura-harris-aka-chicken-tuna/, https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=4331633&page=22, https://www.oxygenmag.com/lifestyle/qa-ifbb-figure-pro-instagram-fitness-personality-nay-jones-12232, https://sometag.org/account/rahkigiovanni/49737784/?hl=es

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One Meal A Day…. Could you handle only eating once a day?

One Meal A DayOne meal a day…….

Can you do it?

 

I always wanted to try doing one meal a day. The only problem is…. I love to eat! Food for me is like that good friend that gets you to try new things, even though it may be illegal, and gets you in trouble…..  You love them for it at the time, but it could land you in jail. That’s my relationship with food. It’s always good going down, but the consequences shows up on that scale or that extra layer of fat on my thighs. By doing this one meal a day, I give my digestive system the time it needs to digest the food I previously ate. Whether that was a couple of weeks or hours ago.

I’m going to start this little experiment next Friday 11/30/2018. By that time I should have gotten all of the cravings out of my system. This experiment will last for 1 month. I’m not exactly sure what  I’m going to be eating, but I will be sure to post the guidelines I’ll be following, and I’ll also include a before picture and progress pictures once a week while doing this process. I’m not sure if I’ll lose anything, but I sure hope so.

Eating Once a Day Benefits

More energy

Better sleep

Weight loss

Eat whatever you want (has to be nutritionally balanced)

Better mood

 

The benefits above come when eating once a day because your organs have the time to rest. I’m sure a lot of us don’t think about all the work our bodies have to do to keep us going everyday. I know, I never thought about it, until I started to read and care more about my health.

 Eating whole plant foods works the organs as well. But, by eating foods that were grown, you’re taking in life. So that isn’t nearly as taxing as eating a hamburger with extra cheese, bacon, breaded bun, mayonnaise, a side of heavily fried fries and a large 32oz soda. Eating things like that offer little to no nutritional value, because they weren’t meant for us to consume, at least not all the time. Truth is day after day, month after month, year after year we get sicker because we are more concerned with what tastes good that we could have right away. I’m not saying you have to eat healthy all the time, just that our diets should be 80% of what we need and 20% of what we want, at least to keep a good balance.

 The other thing is inactivity; that’s something that plagues a lot of us. It’s like if we’re not working or doing something for someone, we don’t know what to do with ourselves, well at least I don’t. Inactivity is a big problem for me. It’s not like I don’t have things to do, I have plenty to do. I just find myself vegging out in front of the TV whenever I have a free moment, and that’s not good. By going through this process I hope to gain motivation and inspiration to do the things I have in my mind to do. Another thing I’m sure will happen through this process, gaining willpower. Something I never had before.

 

                                                                                  Thanks For Reading!!