I have been saving money and what’s left of my tax return as really been helping my bank account stay looking good. Unfortunately it looks good enough to spend money. Believe me, I don’t have a disposable income to be spending that kind of cash, but it never hurts to look, right? Well, looking at makeup collection and organization videos on YouTube has gotten me interested in makeup organization, yet again. I did purchased the Ikea Alex 9 drawer a couple of months ago while in Atlanta, and I am in love with it. I was actually tempted to buy a second unit. Someday. So I want to share my picks you lovelies!
For today’s Fit Friday post, I want to discuss a bit about nutrition. Nutrition is just as important to your weight loss goals and health as much as exercising. In fact, I read or heard (can’t remember where) somewhere that there is an 80/20 ratio. 80% diet and 20% exercise when it comes to losing weight, something to that nature (don’t quote me on that but I know I heard it). You can’t expect to exercise and continue to eat badly and expect major results.
I have done a complete 180 regarding by diet. I eat more fruits and vegetables and more baked lean meat while cutting WAY down on the bad stuff such as candy, soda, chips, bread, cookies, and the list goes on. This doesn’t mean I don’t still enjoy these foods, I just don’t consume the amounts that I use to.
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We’re almost into March, but I’m sure you have heard about this year’s color of the year. But in case you haven’t…. Radiant Orchid. If your like me, your pretty excited but purples are my favorite color color to wear, looks best with my brown eyes, and tend to be in my favor with my skin tone.
I wondered how the color is selected. In case your wondering to, according to the pantone.com website:
I do not own this image, pantone.com
For this FitFriday I want to talk about workout schedule. What's consider enough and effect to start seeing results. According the American Heart Association,
At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week for a total of 150
At least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity at least 3 days per week for a total of 75; or a combination of the two
Moderate to high intensity muscle-strengthening activity at least 2 or more days per week for additional health benefits.
When I signed up to. Jillian Michaels website it takes you through the progress of selecting the appropriate plan for you but also having you choose two off days, which are already paired together.
I have been exercising and eating well for 3months now and have lost 25lbs and doing 30mins for moderate exercise 5 days a week. I think most people, at one point myself, thought you had to live at the gym to see major results in a small amount of time. I put on a rather large amount of weight in the course of a few years, so I learn to expected that that number wouldn't drop very quickly. It takes time, will, and dedication. I have to commit to going home after work and jumping into a 30min sweat fest.
I did workout everyday expect Sunday and Wednesday doing a variety of Jillian Michaels DVDs I purchased through iTunes that I watch on my AppleTV. I have moved up to just having Sunday off and Am now doing Focus T25. I will do a post on each of these workouts at a later date.
30 mins a day devoted to your health is a small but major task. It's just 30 mins.
Just think about all the things you do during the day that takes 30 or so mins.
Now just change up your routine a bit and I bet you can fine time to go workout.
Here is a little glance at my workout schedule that I put into my calendar. I try to have a variety of workout s throughout the week.
The most important thing about this is finding what time of the day works best for you. For me that is after work, so between 6:30 to 7:30p. Also, doing variety of workout each week, switch between training legs, arms, abs and adding in cardio, which is what the website has schedule for me once a week, this way your body won’t get to use to the same thing and you don’t get bored.
What do you do during the week? Let me know in the comments below.
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FTC Disclaimer: I am not a health professional. I am not licensed to give any health advice. I am simply sharing my experiences with the process I'm going through, and all the information I obtain is the a doctor, reading various health books, magazine, etc. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your health, please seek proper medical advice or treatment.
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