I’m very happy about my fitness journey. Â Although I was never extremely overweight I do feel my best now that I have in about 12 years (prior to having kids) since losing around 20 pounds.
It’s like I have shed an entire layer or two of fat off of my entire body. Â I’ve also been able to adopt and maintain healthy habits such as eating in the right portions and including some form of physical activity in my daily regimen. Â But I’m at a point where I do not wish to lose any more weight. Â So I’ve changed up my workout regimen to allow me to stay within my ideal weight range while sculpting my body more. I’m talking about curvy, nicely toned legs and arms with flat, slightly muscular abs. Â I’ve found the last to be much more challenging to achieve but that lifting heavier weights helps with this. Â I’ve also found that different types of squats (my new bff!) and lunges have helped me shape my thighs and butt. Â I still do some running and other cardio to tackle body fat. Â And most importantly, I try to eat a good amount of protein (for muscle build) and fiber (to keep things moving) as well as drink plenty of water DAILY as part of a good diet, which is 80% of weight loss and maintenance. Â
So along with portion control, eliminating many processed foods from my diet, reducing sodium intake, and preparing more of my foods at home I’ve been able to stay on track with my fitness journey. Â Some haveÂ asked about my workout regimen and what I do to stay in shape. Â So I’m going to start posting some videos showing what I do. Â I hope these help and motivate you with your weight loss goals!
In this video, I’m doing jump squats (25), full squats (100), jump lunges (100), and running in place (8 minutes). Â I also did additional exercises not included in the video (arm curls with 15 lb weights, planks, crunches). Â Remember, it’s OK to start with a lower number of reps and work your way up. Â What’s also great about these exercises is that you can do them at home…no gym needed!