Everyone has goals; for their body, health, or beauty, and I’m no different, I want it all. I’m constantly trying to improving myself and educating myself on how to achieve glowing skin, or how to grow that booty.
In the past six months, I have changed my diet and my fitness routine and I have noticed changes, mostly in the way I feel. My diet is 100% plant based (vegan) since August 2017, and I started taking my fitness game on a whole new level. Since moving to San Francisco, I’ve tried SoulCycle, Barry’s Boot Camp, and I’ve joined Equinox Sport Club. I like to try to be active for at least an hour a day for 5-6 days a week. And when I travel I still make time to workout.
I have not lost any weight, my body is always at a strong 120lbs. My height is 5’3”. I recently did an Equitfit at Equinox with a personal trainer, and measured my body fat percentage and it was 30%! So I’ve decided to mix things up to make changes to my body for good.
Goal weight: 110 lbs, 20% body fat percentage.
Fitness: Adding in heavy weights.
I’m more of a cardio, squats, and abs in the gym kind of girl. My gym routine would go like this:
- 45-60 minutes on the elliptical
- 25 reps of squats x 4
- 25 reps of lunges x 4
- 25 reps of bicycle crunches x 4
- 25 reps of crunches x 4
I would do this routine in gyms when I traveled. When I was back in the city, I would take Barry’s boot camp once a week and take the classes at Equinox (barre, best butt ever, cycle beats, etc).
Food: I’m already really healthy and I have no problem with food, but I am going to try on work on:
- No snacking (only 1 between lunch & dinner)
- Keeping my sugar intake at below 20 grams a day
- No white carbohydrates (pasta, bread, potatoes, rice)
- No processed foods, all whole plant based foods
- Eating dinner early (6pm-7pm)
- 80oz of water a day
Breakfast: Fruit free smoothie (spinach, protein powder, chia seeds, flaxseed, almond milk, coconut oil, and almond butter)
Lunch: Spinach salad (Be well at MIXT) My favorite salad of all time; it has 17 grams of protein, 15 grams of fiber, less than 10 grams of sugar, and 400 healthy calories.
Snack: 4 GG crackers
w/ almond butter or hummus or avocado. These crackers taste like cardboard but only one cracker is only 20 calories and 4 grams of fiber. I try to eat 4 a day to up my fiber intake.
Dinner: Vegetable stir fry with tofu and Quinoa, lots and lots of sriracha. I am obsessed with sriracha, I pretty much eat sriracha with a side of veggies.
Now that I have defined my goal and how I plan on achieving these results, I need to set a date to achieve this goal by and I have decided August of 2018 just in time for my birthday! That gives me 6 months to reach my goal and I want these results to stay so that is why I’m going to do everything in moderation and not deprive myself of anything. Join me as I achieve my fitness goals.
I’m not perfect so everyday is not going to be either. There may be days where I crave an extra snack or chocolate and I will try not to deprive myself but I also won’t give into temptations. I will stay as strong as I can, and make smart healthy choices because my goals are important to me.