Happy Workout Wednesday everyone! I decided to whip up this cute little outfit number to inspire you to grab your gear and go. Winter is tough on fitness but you have to literally will yourself to do this work, your body will thank you later. Trust me!
I get it someday's we physically cannot make it to the gym but we can still mentally hold on to our fitness goals by doing a few at home cardio exercises. These moves should help keep your heart rate pulsing and your core bumping. Success is birthed during commitment, sacrifice and determination. Do not let the lack of a gym or fitness center be the reason you miss out on your weekly workout requirement. These moves can be done in the comfort of your home, outside of your home, or anywhere for that matter. We are not saying you have to do it forever but try to challenge yourself to one to three reps if you can! Don't worry, we're rooting for you always there is no room for judgement here only encouragement. Keep moving!
Before going straight into the interview, we at 2bfitfabfierce want to say thank you again to Alexis for contacting us! Alexis is a great motivation for not only us but for our followers as well! Her success thus far shows that she is dedicated and highly motivated and through reaching out to us, she wants to show others, that yes it is possible. Health Journey/Weight
loss Interview Questions:
1.What motivated/inspired you to lose weight/get fit?
-Actually there were a number of things that motivated and
inspired me to lose weight and be healthy.
Slims Down is the person that inspired me
wedding on May 26th, 2013
risk for high blood pressure and diabetes.
2.What would you consider the hardest challenge while losing weight
and getting fit?
-The hardest challenge for me was incorporating my workout
routine to my busy life. I often put working out off until the next day and
then I just work extra hard. I figure it’s a way to discipline myself.
3.What was/is your nutrition and exercise regimen?
-My problems were; not eating at all in the day time and then
over do it at night. So I was instructed to eat more in the day time and
nothing else after 6pm. I use the “guilt” approach to foods that I know are not
okay so I will opt out of making that bad decision to getting a healthier
option. I drink about 100 oz of water per day and I stopped frying my food. Now
that my body is so accustomed to eating healthy, if I eat something that is
bad, I am 99% sure I will have a stomach ache the next day.
-A lot of people don’t know that as long as you burn more
calories than you consume, you will lose weight. So as far as my exercise
regimen, I alternate days with a great home workout video TURBO FIRE and the
gym. I only use the treadmill and I alternate speeds between 3.0-3.5mph on a
15.0 incline for 70min burning almost 1250 cal.
4.What tools helped make your health goals a success?
forums and blogs, MIO Heart rate monitor watch to keep track of calories lost, arm
and tummy slimmer belts, good shoes, and the best tool of all prayer.
5.What form of exercise would you recommend to a beginner?
-I would recommend an easy workout for a beginner. When I started
my weight loss journey, I walked at least 5-6 days a week for about 2-4 miles
and I also did my calisthenics routine every other day. As far as calisthenics,
I recommend using machines that tone the legs, stomach, arms, and back. I did 3
sets of 15 for each machine but one can adjust that to accommodate their
6.What motivational material inspired you to continue your journey?
-The most motivational material that inspired me to continue on
my journey was the very moment I received my email about this interview. I felt
inspired to share my story with everyone so they can understand that they can do
it too. I am excited about any and every opportunity to share my story and give
support to people who think they can’t lose the weight. My supporters are what
motivate me the most.
7. During your journey did
you hit a plateau and what did you do to overcome it?
-I did hit a plateau in the beginning. It took about a week to break it
and see results. I researched and asked questions about how to overcome it and
how to stay away from it. At this point in my journey, I decided to confuse my
body with alternating my regimen. I would do Turbo Fire on days that I did not
go to the gym. I also increased my potassium by eating bananas more. Sure
enough I started to see the number decrease on the scale.
8.What would you have changed from the beginning of your journey now
that you have learned from your success?
-I wish I would have learned about the incline trick on the
treadmill in the beginning because I probably would be a few pounds lighter
9. Has your weight loss made a
change in how you view yourself?
-Yes, I see a
major change in myself. I rarely get upset anymore because I am so used to letting
my frustrations go by working out. I am more calm and reserved and most things
do not make me angry anymore. I have learned to let things go and focus on God,
my family, and continuing on my weight loss journey. I have always been a
strong person, but I have really proven myself to be stronger.
10.What did you have to
overcome in order to continue your journey?
-In order to
continue on my journey I had to basically put up a wall around any and
everything that would take away from me completing my goal. I had to let
friends know I couldn't go out or do the things I used to do because I had to
focus on me and bettering myself physically and mentally. Thank God it worked
and I feel like an entire brand new person.
Some follow-up questions:
1.What’s your favorite
workout song is: Work Hard Play Hard by
2.What was/is your favorite exercises?
-My favorite exercises are Turbo Fire and boxing.
3.How do you beat cravings or
-I beat my
cravings and binges mentally. I trained myself to say no and just walk away
without thinking about it anymore. Depending on the craving, I will
occasionally satisfy them, but for the most part, I tune them out.
Here are a few pictures since seeing is believing......
1st Picture: On top right side I was 262lbs, on the top left side I was
2nd Picture: I was 240lbs on 10/19/2012
3rd Picture: On the left side I was 245 and on the right; 215
Hey ladies! I hope you have been keeping active with your fitness journey. This week I decided to work on cardio and boy did I! I have been sweating it out at the gym and I am not ashamed of it. (Peep my baby hairs, though?)
Here's what I did:
Stair-climber: 30 minutes
Treadmill: 30 minutes inclined between 5-7 highest speed 4.1
Stationary Bike: 20 minutes
Jump Roping: 10 minutes
Warm Up & Cool Down: 10 minutes
About 2 hours in the gym for 4 days (GO ME!)
Eating wise I've had balanced meals between 1400-1650 calories. I have been getting in my 2 liters of water. I have been struggling with vegetables but boy have I been eating them fruits.
Cross your fingers for me, I feel some results coming on!
Hey ladies! It's Wednesday and you know what that means. It's time to hump over to fitness and work it all out. You can do it. Challenge yourself to 45 minutes of exercise today. Go for a walk, lift some weights, or dance all of this weeks stress away. Throw on workout gear that gets your heart throbbing like a flash light and move, move, move!
My mother picked up some new breakfast choice last week. Among her purchases was the Thomas' Toast R Cakes. I was skeptical about them because they are rather thin and questioned how worth my calorie intake they might be. However, I gave them a try out of curiosity and my love for corn muffins. Much to my surprise, these babies are quite tasty! I slipped one in the toast spread a bit of butter and jelly and it was game time. These are scrumptious, flaky, and moist. I love them! I sliced up a banana on the side to have with a cup of tea and it was heavenly. I highly recommend them at just 110 calories which translates to 3 points plus value. #WINNING
Here we are at the beginning of a brand new year and a brand new month trying to make brand new changes. I thought it was only appropriate to share a few looks at what hard work, dedication, and commitment can lead to in your future. There are five peaks at success in the journey of health. You can do it, you can start today, and you can be someone new tomorrow.