Hey there! I know it has been a while since I've written a post. I'm sorry, truly. I've been busy working and trying to make some moves with my business. But I've got somethings in mind to share with y'all in the next few months.
In the meantime, I want to share my plans for June. I am challenging myself to get back to healthy before my trip to Greece at the end of the month. 25 days of a strict diet and exercise regimen to see how much progress I can make before I leave. I want to be able to enjoy my trip without feeling too bloated in my bathing suits and there is a volcano excursion that I am thinking about doing but that I want to make sure I can do without dying.
So with all of that said, here are my plans for June:
Cutting out processed grains - this is honestly probably going to be the hardest part of this whole month for me! I love my carbs! That means no bread, pasta, etc. for the rest of the month. Pray for me y'all, I tried a low-carb diet once when I was in high school and I remember being very angry. This time around, I'm not giving up all carbs, just the processed ones. This will give me the perfect opportunity to finally make it to my local farmer's market.
Increasing protein - I am not great about getting protein, because I don't like most foods that are the main sources of protein. I'm not a big meat eater and I don't care for things like nuts and legumes. This month, I am challenging myself to focus on making sure that I add more protein into my diet.
Drinking only water/cranberry juice - I LOVE juice and lemonade. Specifically, strawberry lemonade and apple juice. You give me either of those things and you will have the key to my heart. But those are empty calories that I consume on a regular basis. This month I am only drinking water and cranberry juice (not from concentrate) because good kidney health is a must (especially as I prepare for a trip where I will probably drink more alcohol than I normally do in a year).
Personal training - I have a standing appointment with my personal trainer, Joe of Premier Fitness Training, once a week. I get my butt thoroughly kicked at that session.
Running - My goal is to work on running at least 4 times per week outside of my sessions with Joe. I want to be able to run at least a mile straight by the end of the month.
Squats and crunches - I plan to do squats and crunches everyday. I haven't set a number yet, but it will be what feels right. Maybe 50 of each to start and then taking it from there.
Myo-Inositol - I first heard about Myo-Inositol from Frankie of Fat2FitBeautyTV. It is a supplement that has been recommended for women with PCOS to help restore ovarian function and regulate the endocrine system. In addition to helping normalize all of the hormonal dysfunctions that accompany PCOS, Myo-Inositol was shown to help reduce BMI when combined with lifestlye changes. With this knowledge, I am going to give it a try this month.
This is all a lot but I am hoping that I can stick to it. Feel free to pass any encouragement along, I am going to need it! Also is you have any great recipes, share them. I'll be checking in with my menus for the week as I go along and can't wait to share my progress with you all.