Hey, guys! I know I’ve been off the blogging train for a few months but I thought what better way to jump back on than by sharing a transformation pic!
#TBT Believe it or not, I’m 10 pounds heavier today (pictured left) than I was 11 months ago (pictured right).
A year ago, I was doing cardio on the elliptical 3x per day: morning, afternoon, and night, for at least 30-45 minutes each time, and sometimes up to 3 or 4 hours per day! I cut my calories down considerably and yes, I lost weight but the number on the scale doesn’t tell you that I wasn’t eating enough to fuel my body so I felt low on energy; the scale doesn’t tell you that I didn’t lose many inches, and the inches I did lose was from losing muscle. The scale doesn’t tell you that I was not sleeping well because I would stay up late and wake up early to keep getting on the elliptical.
Fast forward 11 months and yes, I have gained weight even though I am on a weightless journey, but the scale doesn’t tell you that now I am stronger because I’ve gained muscle, the scale doesn’t tell you that I am now able to do burpees or that I’ve lost several inches. The scale doesn’t tell you that my face is considerably thinner, my skin clearer and glowy, nor does the scale tell you that I now do 30 minute workouts a day, or that I am sleeping at least 7-8 hours every night. The scale doesn’t tell you that now I eat more and I eat better. I fuel my body rather than deprive it. It’s all thanks to my desire to pursue health and fitness rather than a number on the scale. Because of Beachbody and Shakeology I am healthier and stronger. I’ve been loving my 30 minute (or less) workouts with 21 Day Fix, T25, and now my new favorite, 21 Day Fix Extreme because now I get to have more time to spend with my family, catch up on my favorite shows, or dive into a novel. I no longer spend countless hours on the elliptical. I do 30 minutes of exercises that shape my body and build muscle. Everyone has 30 minutes. If I can do it, so can you!