Fitness Challenge + Getting Back to a Healthy Diet

Hey guys! I felt like writing about what’s going on right now so here I am! πŸ™‚

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Monday started a 3 week fitness challenge with my favorite gym, FASTER. From their website:

“At FASTER we specialize in customized small group personal training, metabolic conditioning classes, as well as nutrition consulting. If you are looking to lose body fat, increase strength, elevate your energy and fitness levels in an empowering environment with knowledgeable motivating trainers then FASTER is for you.”

I can’t say enough good things about this place. And no, they didn’t give me anything to write this. It’s the truth. If you’re local to Pittsburgh, check them out.. I promise you’ll be hooked like the rest of us.

Anyways – they do challenges frequently. Most of the time the timing doesn’t work out for me to join, but this go around it just made sense. School is over & I get a 4 week break. Plus, I’ve gained weight in the last 5 or 6 months & IΒ really need to get back to a healthy routine. Β With their challenge, you get unlimited access to their fitness classes & you get 6 personal training sessions. They weighed me on Saturday at their meeting (164, YIKES. I was wearing my shoes though. And I had eaten breakfast.. so that knocks off a pound or two, right? In November I was 155. #shame)

My schedule for the next 3 weeks looks something like this:

Monday, Wednesday – EFX

Tuesday, Thursday – Personal training

I don’t have any weekends open from now through the 2nd week of June, so I have to pack it all in like that. This is the first week, so I’m going to see how I feel at the end of 4 days in a row & adjust accordingly. If I need to drop something, I’ll drop the 2nd EFX class. Β Monday was EFX & I’m feeling a little sore today.. but I’m really looking forward to personal training after work. I swear the hardest part of the next 3 weeks will be completely changing my eating habits. FASTER gives you nutrition tips & some recipes when you buy the challenge – you can’t out exercise a bad diet. Eating 4 meals a day with a couple of snacks if necessary is what will keep your body in top shape to burn fat during your workouts. It’s only day 2 & I’m craving junk food like nobody’s business. In the beginning of my weight loss journey, I broke the junk food habit eventually & over a couple of years I was able to lost 50 lbs. I know I can do it, but boy when you fall off the healthy eating wagon for 5+ months, it’sΒ really hard to get back on. The cravings are REAL.

On Sunday, I made egg + turkey cups for breakfasts this week. So easy to make & super delicious. I snack on greek yogurt, fruit, string cheese & unsalted trail mix (almonds, cashews, dried cranberries, raisins, sunflower seeds are among some of the trail mix options I have.) I’ve also been eating tuna, avocado &Β I just remembered I still didn’t take the chicken out of the freezer.Β Damn. As a post recovery meal/snack yesterday, I got a PB&J protein shake from FASTER’s Build Bar. Β  Β I need to train my brain (and my stomach) to remember what it’s like to be FULL & SATISFIED. I swear I’m always hungry. And I’ve been trying to stay as hydrated as possible.

Check back as the next few weeks go on, I’d like to update here & there with how things are going! Even though I’m hungry & craving junk food, I have huge faith in myself that over the next 3 weeks I can get myself feeling back to normal! I am motivated & committed! I’ve joined up with the best gym around & I know they can help me get started on where I want to be.

❀ C

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2 thoughts on “Fitness Challenge + Getting Back to a Healthy Diet

  1. Rebecca Jo says:

    Good luck! 3 weeks isnt forever & I always feel like that’s just enough time to click that switch to real change in the future.
    I need to work on those protein shakes after working out – I know I fail big time not getting protein after a good work out.

  2. Jennifer @ Dashing in Style says:

    Great plan! A huge part of getting back on track is motivation, and you’ve got that covered! I ageee that it’s so easy to fall out of healthy eating habits, but you’ve been successful before & can do it again!

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