My First Week On A Diet and Fitness Plan |The Last 5
Whenever I complained about my weight growing up, my dad would always respond, "It's simple. Eat less or exercise more." It really does seem simple, but somehow I’ve never been able to do it. For me, the biggest road block is my lack of will power. I always seem to come across a delicious slice of cheesy pizza or plate of nachos that I can’t say no to or I don’t make time in my schedule for a workout session. So after many “healthier lifestyle” attempts, here we are. But this time it will be different.
Why? Well, for one thing, I have a camera following me around. It would be the most embarrassing fail ever if I wasn’t successful and everyone witnessed it. I can’t let that happen. Also, I have an amazing diet and fitness coach, Christine Bullock, to help me out. She’s made it so easy with a whole program called Evolution20 that comes with 20-minute daily workouts and a meal plan that includes recipes. Plus, I have more personal goals like getting a flat stomach, which I’ve never managed to have.
So basically, I have people counting on me this time to make it work. It’s not just about me, it’s about my team and it’s about you, the viewers (excuse the cheesiness). I want to show you that getting a healthy lifestyle and toned body, while really hard at times, can absolutely be done.
So how did my first week go? You know, it was a lot easier to do than I expected. I had to go through my kitchen with Christine to get rid of all the not-so-good food and replace it with better options--you’ll get to see this in the next episode!
The three main things I have to cut from my diet are gluten, processed sugar and dairy. (Basically, everything I love.) Except for the cheesy egg concoction I made almost every morning, I had already cut a lot of dairy out of my life for the sake of clearer skin. But that didn’t mean it was easy to cut it out completely, especially with roommates who consume pasta and pizza on a regular basis. And then there’s sugar. I didn’t realize how sugar is in nearly everything. Most of the processed food I had in my kitchen had sugar listed as an ingredient! Miraculously, I made it through the first week and really cut out everything that Christine suggested.
As for the workouts, she couldn’t have made it any easier with her Evolution20 program. Seriously. All it takes is 20 minutes every day and you can always find 20 minutes. The workouts are easy to follow and I feel like I’m getting a total body workout, which you don’t really get by only going for a run or to a cycling class. I’ve realized that I’m a bit uncoordinated, but I’m hoping to improve quickly as I do more of the workouts.
All-in-all, I feel pretty proud of myself after the first week. So far, so good! Going forward, I plan to post here once a week with the latest episode of The Last 5 so I can share more about what I experience through this diet and fitness journey. I hope to motivate you and would love to get encouragement too.