Look how far I have came…. I refuse to go back!
New Year… New Me… New Strategy.
Ok so not so much a new me, but definitely a new plan. If you didn’t realize it, I have my own fitness business as a Health and Fitness Coach. For the last year I have tried really hard to follow the Beachbody nutrition plans. They are amazing plans that work great if you are not me! My body hates me and doesn’t want me to enjoy life at all and won’t let me eat carbs without gaining weight! Seriously though, my body has a really hard time processing carbs and eating them, even good healthy carbs like oatmeal and brown rice, triggers a binge and overeating. Yes, I’m that girl that can eat all the healthy foods and gain weight!
The nutrition programs that come with each of the Beachbody fitness programs are great. They are a balanced plan that incorporates healthy carbs, fats and protein. If you are someone that can tolerate carbs well, then these plans are for you and you will do great on them. BUT if you are like me, and gain 20 pounds over a year when you are trying to eat healthy but keep binging and overeating, then it’s time to do something different!
This is where Keto comes into the picture. If you have never heard of it, it is a low carb/moderate protein/high fat nutrition plan. For most people when they do low carb they also do low fat and I just don’t know how you can be happy doing that! I’ve read so many books over the year about fat free foods and how bad they are for you because of all the chemicals that are added to them to make them taste good. Did you know that the natural fat in foods is what makes it taste good? Fat is where it’s at!
I have followed Keto in the past and I was really successful on it, I lost more than 50 pounds by eating that way, but then I chose to eat some carbs in moderation and that just sent me on a downward spiral. Knowing that I needed to do something to get myself under control again before I started gaining, I started the 21 Day Fix and followed the nutrition plan and lost another 25 pounds. (See… the program does work) I’m not quite sure when it happened, but I would have a sweet treat here and there because it was allowed on the program and then I went on that downward spiral again.
I have worked so hard to get under 200 pounds, and by the end of year I was back at 204! I had a really tough conversation with myself, I even answered myself. Haha! Seriously though, I did some thinking and reflection about 2015/2016 and what has worked for me and what hasn’t, and then also about 2017 and what my vision is for the long term and what I want to do differently.
I would love for you to follow my journey this year and see what I achieve. I’m sure there will be days that I struggle because that is life, but I am more committed and dedicated to finally reaching the weight my body should be at and continue to improve my running. I will be posting some of my food diary here, and my running log, and I will be sharing some yummy recipes. You can also follow me on instagram (@purplebanded_commit2bfit4life) and/or my facebook page (facebook.com/commit2bfit4life) where I share my life on a daily basis, sometimes hourly! Haha.
If you are struggling to find a plan that works for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I know I can find a plan that will work for you, I would love to smash our goals together this year!