Talk Tuesday: Fitness Is A Lifestyle Not A Diet 

When it comes to working out and eating healthy it’s not temporary, it’s a lifestyle. You have to want to include it in your day to day life. Most people diet because they want to lose a few pounds before vacation , or before a special occasion like a Wedding.

I started my fitness journey April 2016 after a surgery I had and I wanted it to be ongoing I didn’t want to put an end date to it. I wanted to be healthy and in shape, it wasn’t about losing 5-10 lbs. It’s a struggle but the results are rewarding. You won’t look good overnight and you won’t be the strongest person in the world but  you’ll live longer and feel good within yourself.

Working out isn’t about #bodygoals nor should it be a competition. Go at your own pace , understand this is an adjustment and you won’t always be on track everyday, allow yourself to slip up but don’t stay there. 20% of a healthy lifestyle is in the gym and remaining 80% is what you eat. Abs are made in the kitchen, so if you want that six pack or defined stomach, drink half your body weight in water and meal prep weekly so that it is easier to stay on track.

Eat. In order to get the right amount of nutrients and to stay nourished, you have to eat 5 times a day. This means 3 main courses; breakfast , lunch and dinner, and two small snacks in between those meals. Never skip breakfast and always eat within 45 minutes of working out to restore muscle.

Don’t get so caught up in numbers. Yes I step on the scale once every 2-3 months. In  December I weighed 135 lbs and then in March I weighed 135lbs the difference here, is muscle.

Focus. I know it can be overwhelming and it’s easy to forget what you ate or how much water you drank. Try writing your meals in a small journey each day and when you worked out and for how long. There are also apps for iPhone and Android. One of my favorite Apps that I’ve been using is MyFitnessPal. You can document each meal and it tells you how many calories it holds, you can add your workout as well as how many ounces of water you drank.

I hope this post helps your fitness journey and remember to take it one day at a time.

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Talk Tuesday:3 Major Keys to Invest In Yourself 

Happy Tuesday. It’s the last day of February, hope you’ve made the past 28 days successful. This weeks Talk Tuesday is a continuation of investing in yourself; having priorities and knocking things off of your to-do list as we ride along in 2017.

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Talk Tuesday: It’s Okay to Have Feelings You’re A Human Being

People in today’s world are so quick to scream “no feelings” or “I don’t need nobody, I got me”. It’s simply okay to care about someone, to have people around you that you can depend on when need be.

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Talk Tuesday: His & Her Valentine’s Day Gifts 

Valentine’s Day is just one week away and I’m sure your one of many last-minute gift givers. Anyone can be your valentine it doesn’t necessarily have to be a significant other. If you don’t have a valentine, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself.

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Talk Tuesday: You Can’t Keep A Man Whom Doesn’t Want To Be Kept

I would like for my blog post to appeal to both women and men. With today’s blog topic: You Can’t Keep A Man Whom Doesn’t Want to be Kept, is inspired by a Facebook status I came across yesterday.

Ladies to keep a man learn how to cook…..

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