If y'all got a peak at my New Year's resolution post then, you already know that I was saying I was going to try to change my ways and start a new diet plan. Well... it's been a week & I thought I'd share a little more insight about what it is exactly.
So basically I'm testing out this whole "CARB CYCLING" plan. I've started tracking my intake again, which sounds like such a pain & I'm not gonna lie at first it was, but now I'm kinda getting into more because I have a better idea of what I'm able to eat throughout the day. I'm using the MY FITNESS PAL app to track everything & if you aren't familiar with it, it's absolutely amazing! It makes it so easy. The search base is huge plus you can easily scan the bar code from your food item & it plugs all the info in for ya. When it come to what I'm watching, my focus is on the protein, carbs, & fat. Counting macros is what they like to call it... I say they because I'm not a crazy body builder or fitness buff by any means but if you're in that field then that's what I think they live by. So this will very for everyone because it's based off of your age, height, weight... I just googled search to find my macros & I'm going off of that. But I'm watching my intake in those 3 fields. Calories really don't play a huge part in it... I mean they do, but it's more important to follow the gram amount of the other things.
I'm not gonna lie, it was really kind of hard at first. Just figuring out my carbs was the biggest pain in the ass lol. Even though I knocked out the bread, you would be surprised how many of those buggers hide in other things. After a few days of trial & error I finally figured out a pattern of things I could eat throughout the day that sustains my appetite & also falls in suit with my goal.
WHAT I'M EATING
Here's just a few of the things I've found to be working for me:
Greek Yogurt (I love the Chobani ones)
Cottage Cheese (Good Culture is delicious)
Tuna (to go has been a life saver for work)
Protein Bars (ONE & Quest are my faves)
Jimmy Dean Breakfast Frittatas (great on the go bfast)
Beef Sticks (those CHOMPS are really good from TJ's)
WINE (don't think I gave that up lol)
I'm sure there's more out there that I could eat, but I'm kind of a picky person when it comes to the foods lol... if you know me you're prolly laughing. So from what I've had & tried newly these are things that have been getting me through & I can most definitely see & feel a difference!
Along with the carb cycling, I got my butt back into the gym like HARD CORE! December got me man, like I wasn't working out because I just didn't have the time, but I have been KILLING Januarary & I feel so good! I've been getting my butt there almost everyday or taking barre class on top of it. I wrote everything out in my planner... I'm a writer - I gotta see it physically to stick to it. And if that's what it takes for you then do it. Each day I focus on a different muscle group to hit. Don't forget the cardio though. I'm sure a ton of you just turned frownie faced, but cardio is def what makes me see results faster. Everyday I do something cardiovascular before lifting because that warms you up & gets your heart rate going so you can burn more doing the rest of your exercise. I'm not gonna lie my gym time has like doubled & it's annoying, but at the same time when I'm in it I don't notice it at all, I'm just breaking a sweat burnin it up!
MY GYM ROUTINE
You obviously can do what would work best for you, but this is what I've found to be working for me. If you're in need of some exercise ideas, head over to my YouTube (click HERE) I got a few fit vids up there for some inso. Or just reach leave a comment here & I can send you further details. So here's to creating those goals & sticking to them. Nothing is in your way besides yourself. So move it and make a change :)