Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Body for Life

This is what I've been doing with my free time lately:
I picked up this book at the book store last month. I was browsing the health section because I had finally become disgusted with my unhealthy eating and lack of working out, but couldn't get motivated. Here is the first version of the Body for Life book:

I am starting on my 6th week of Body for Life workout, and the results are amazing. It's simple and healthy, too. You commit to 12 weeks (although the idea is you continue with this lifestyle after the initial 12 week commitment), 4 hours of exercise per week, 6 small, balanced, and nutritious meals per day. 3 days a week I do 20 minutes of cardio, and 3 days a week I do weight lifting. I'm also never hungry because I eat a lot of food. I just have to eat the right kinds of food. Like this breakfast:

This is 4 egg whites, spinach, mushrooms and salsa. I eat it with a whole grain tortilla. Lots of protein, very little fat and calories. Yum!

Another thing I love about the BFL book is all the before and after pictures. I find them to be very inspiring. The transformations some of these people made are almost unbelievable. But I'm seeing some pretty phenominal changes in my own body. The weight lifting really revs up the metabolism and gives you great shape. So much better than the old days of doing tons and tons of cardio and being hungry all the time. I feel great. I did take a "before" picture of myself, but it is soooooo scary I can't bring myself to show it to you. Maybe after the 12 weeks is over I'll have the courage, but for now ...

Happy Holidays everyone!


libby said...

If you're looking this good at the half way mark I can't wait to see what you achieve by the end. You are doing fantastic. It's never easy but at this time of year it's near impossible - unless you manage to get your head in the right mind set. Hope you have a great Christmas.

Libby (who has not been a good model for BFL in recent weeks)

Martha said...

Lookin' good Mrs. Jones!!!

Did you get my email on this subject?

Hope you had a merry merry! My card is coming and it's very poor quality.


Marie said...

Are you SERIOUS????? I need that book. YESTERDAY. You look fantastic!

Penny said...

Wow, lookin' good!

Amber said...

Wow! Congratulations! Your dedication is definitely paying off and I bet the satisfaction of results is encouraging.

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