Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Cooking my own food is essential to getting the physique I want. Travel requires eating out quite a bit, but I know I need to eat as much of my own food as I can to achieve the results I want.
So I finally got in the kitchen and cooked up a few things.
Here are my first try at roasted brussel sprouts--they are quite yummy! Who knew?!
And my Thai Basil Tofu with mushrooms, tomatoes, and okra--hmmm, mmm.
These dishes took little time to prepare--a requirement for Shay Shay. I just need to MAKE THE TIME. My Insanity/gym workout is only 20% of my success. My kitchen workout is a significant part of the 80% diet success--too important to slack!
Friday, April 13, 2012
I never met "Tough Love" Bob, but his work and that of his wife Tosca Reno will forever have a last and positive impression on my life. I regret that I did not take advantage of chances to perhaps meet him at The Arnold, but I will never forget what I have learned from his body of work.
The Eat-Clean Diet series and Oxygen gave me the tools I needed on this journey to Lose Fat and Win! For this, I am grateful.
Thank You Tough Love Bob. May you rest in peace.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Among the countless blessings, having good health and fitness is definitely on the list. I have been on this journey for quite some time. At times it can be frustrating, but it is truly rewarding. I have met and made connections with so many because of this journey. I have learned so much. I am in better shape than I was as a teen. I have accomplished so much in the gym, on the road, and on the courts because of this journey. For this I am thankful.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend.
Let me share what I have going on these days. It's been a few weeks (again) since I have posted:
I have a beach trip planned in about 10 weeks. I have swimsuits to wear. BUT, this time I will be wearing a bikini! I've been TALKING about FINALLY getting into a bikini for WAY TO LONG! Come on Shay Shay--JUST DO IT (ALREADY!).
I have been using this time of fasting to also plan how I'm going to tweak my diet and work out routine after Easter. I'm pretty excited about what I have developed. It is actually quite complex. Too much to really explain here, but in short I'm combining the following:
- Clean eating--the plan that got me started on this journey (see http://www.eatcleandiet.com/)
- Renegade Diet--this is truly Renegade. I've already seen results of incorporating these principles) (see http://jasonferruggia.com/ )
- Carb cycling--low, moderate, and high carb days
- Semi-vegetarian principles--primarily plant-based diet, with flexibility to incorporate fish and lean animal protein no more than a few days a week.
This is Shay Shay's Healthy Eating/Healthy Living plan. It will take lots of organization and planning and SUPER commitment/discipline. While my upcoming trip is part of my motivation, my real motivation is a LONG LIFE of HEALTHY LIVING!
I will also continue Insanity, but make sure I get in additional cardio and super important--consistent strength training!I want to move from this blog one day and start a new site around the concept of Lost the Fat, now Really LIVING!
Anyhoo, in about 8 weeks I WILL BE SHOPPING for that bikini. Who knows, I may even do a pictorial of the quest.
Stay tuned, but I will be back in the interim. I really don't like when I'm away from this blog too long. Accountability is truly key!