It’s a BEAUTIFUL DAY to be motivated, inspired and kick some serious ass!
Mondays are a great day for a fresh start. It’s the beginning of the week, you have just hopefully had an amazing night of quality sleep and you are up and at em like a hungry beast!
Make sure you have a SOLID breakfast this morning. Take a second to reflect on everything you HAVE and everything that you are grateful for. THINK about your goals for the day. What do you want to accomplish? Write them down if you have to! Do ONE thing today that will get you one step closer to your goal! Not even just physically. Do something that will emotionally, financially, technically, virtually, unstoppablly (did I just make up a new word?!) get you to your goals you have set for yourself. It’s not going to happen overnight BUT, if you do ONE thing every single day that gets you one step closer… you’ll get there a HELL of a lot faster than someone who just sits and WAITS for it to come to them.
As a coach and a trainer I very much value “practicing what I preach” so to speak. If I ask something of someone I am working with, I need to be able to do the exact same thing or have done the same thing in the past. How can I support someone through anything if I have never seen it or done it myself and can encourage them on the journey? Health, Wellness, Fitness is not a one size fits all selection. Everyone is different, bodies are different and respond differently to different plans and lifestyles. That is what I love most about the lifestyle…there are ENDLESS options, answers and possibilities.
There have been a few times where the 28 Day Fast Metabolism Diet has come up in conversation over the past few months and Mama Bear has been participating in this lifestyle for the past few weeks with great success! I LOVE working with women who are around the same age as my mom and who are going through menopause or have just gone through menopause. This is an amazing time in someones life when hormones are changing, your body is changing and you get to recreate a whole new lifestyle to support that! Not just that, but in conversations with the general public, people seem to think that the MORE you deprive yourself of food, the most success you will have losing weight and “getting healthy”. I can’t disagree with this MORE. You NEED food, you NEED fuel and your body NEEDs the nutrients to function and survive. I have decided for the next 30 days to give this lifestyle a try and see for myself how this plan works! The reviews are all very positive and the creator; Haylie Pomroy is well respected in the wellness industry. She comes from an agricultural background and the lifestyle is based off of how foods can heal what we do to our bodies when we diet for too hard and for too long. This plan in intended to repair metabolic damage that can occur when we deprive our bodies for too long and the damage that happens to our thyroid, pancreas, adrenal glands and metabolism.
I have exactly FOUR weeks until my prep starts for the October 29th show date! WHOOP WHOOP (oh yeah, I chose an October show! WHEE!) This is a great time to get my body fully nourished, my metabolism racing and diet cleaned up to be fully prepared for that #preplife.
The diet is broken down into phases
Consists of 5 small meals per day of; grains, fruits, veggies and proteins
5 small meals per day of protein and veggies
5 small meals per day of; fruit, protein, healthy fats, grain and veggies
Caffeine, artificial sweetners, processed foods, processed condiments and sugars are removed from this plan and wholesome, nutrient dense foods are encouraged and listed for each category.
We are going to be eating things like; steel cut oats, quinoa, chicken, fish, avocado, almonds, spinach, kale, cucumbers, squash, sweet potatoes, broccoli, apple cider vinegar, stone ground mustard and BERRIES (I’m so excited I could piddle). I have made just a FEW modifications for my own personal plan knowing that my body requires additional protein. During phase one, I have added one serving of protein with each meal. While meals are determined to have one serving of a grain and one serving of a fruit, I know that I need the protein so for these meals I will select EITHER a grain or a fruit and have that with my protein selection. For snacks that are designated as fruit, I will keep these as-is and include an additional protein snack for pre and post workout.
My workouts are going to remain the same to the plan I created for myself and mentioned in a previous post. Three day split, each body part worked twice per week, mixture between heavy lifts and high-volume lifts and different lifting techniques sprinkled on top. I also am doing varied forms of cardio each day; HIIT, Tabata, Group Fitness Classes, Treadmill, Stationary Bike, Stairmill, Swimming…you name it… i’ll try it! We do happily accept requests if there is a form of cardio you are scared of trying and would like for me to test run for you!
Here is where I am physically at the start of this plan. We have 30 days…let’s see how fast we can get this metabolism going and see if we can race it all the way to the stage!