Before I had to have hip surgery, I was a bit of a health nut. I dropped 50 pounds by doing a ton of intense cardio daily. Unfortunately, since my surgery, I'm unable to run or do anything that requires high impact. So, I'm trying an alternative route to weight loss and I'm going public about it! This way we can all have an accountability buddy!
If you're like me, you spend most of your life at work. Which makes it REALLY hard to eat healthy when you're always on the go. Every time I pull into work, the temptation to run to the vending machine for a cookie is hard to fight off! How do you combat that?
With a little help from my friends, TONS of research and the green light from my doctor that it was safe to try, I've put together my own little diet plan for the next 3 weeks! I'm all about quick fixes. I don't always have time to meal prep or plan out what I want for a solid month because lets be honest, that sounds like a lot of work with very little reward.
I've recently been turned on to "Fit Tea" It's loaded with the good stuff your body needs to kick start your metabolism like Ginger, Pomegranate, Garcinia Cambogia Extract, Green Tea and more! It also has natural sweeteners like Stevia to reduce the need for unnecessary sugars! AND! It has CAFFEINE! Which has basically replaced my need for a cup of creamer with a splash of coffee in the morning! All you have to do is make a cup in the morning and you're set for the rest of the day. I got a 14 day detox off of amazon for relatively cheap!
Next! Lets jump on the band wagon of drinking Apple Cider Vinegar. I don't know if you've tried it, but don't. It's enough to make you want to smack your grandma. It's AWFUL! THANKFULLY, someone made it in pill form and it's much easier to deal with. Apple Cider Vinegar is a miracle worker with bloating. It also helps will making your feel fuller longer and cuts those little cravings you may get during the day.
Like I said before, meal prepping is just something that I simply cannot wrap my head around. I don't have the time to plan all of that out in advanced. BUT what I do have time for is making overnight oats. I look forward to them every morning! I start with a Mason Jar and layer it with low fat vanilla yogurt, steel cut oats, chia seeds, a fruit of choice, and peanut butter (you can add a little honey to sweeten it if you'd like!) Just keep layering until it's full and pop it in the fridge for morning. It's quick, simple, healthy and delicious!
My goal is to tone up and drop a few pounds just in time for Derby Season! I plan to blog about it at least twice a week so you can keep up with my progress! I think we'll make great accountability buds, don't you? ;)