Hi everyone! It’s been a month since I started my new diet and working out.. and it hasn’t been easy but seeing the changes and improvement within my body (inside and out) has kept me motivated to continue my Journey to Fitness..
In the beginning many people commented that I was already “fit” and “lean” and my body needed little to no change BUT just because I look fit and lean on the outside doesn’t mean I’m as healthy and strong on the inside!
In regards to my curves? It’s genetics and I’m very thankful for them. My deceptively flat tummy? Only on my “good” days but thanks to my new lifestyle, hard work and discipline, they’re getting better. Sculpted abs? HA! Far from it, still got a lot of work to do but hopefully they’ll start to pop in another month or two. There’s no short cut to my “ideal” body, but I’m willing to put in what it takes to get the results.
No matter how fit, or in shape, or skinny or muscular someone may be, there’s always room for improvement, there’s always room for progress and I’m not going to let other’s opinions (no matter how good their intentions might be) stop me from making changes for the better or set me back on the path of complacency. I am doing this because I want to be healthier and stronger and achieve the best me I can, no matter how challenging the journey gets. Because in the end, I know it will be all worth it!
Beef Stew with Quinoa & Steamed Broccoli
This meal is my post workout meal, it’s protein packed… It has 569 calories… People who do any type of weight training and lift heavy need a lot of protein and you can get that from pork, beef, chicken, fish, cheese, tofu, beans, lentils, yogurt, eggs, nuts, and seeds… and for me to get the best muscles I can get I try to stick to lean, clean meats and stay away from those of higher fat content.
Here’s the breakdown:
150g Beef Stew = 435 calories
30g Quinoa = 120 calories
40g Broccoli = 14 calories
I hit up lower body and did some HIIT on the treadmill today, nothing too exciting but burned some cals and conditioned some muscles so I’m happy.
Well that’s it for now. If you missed the beginning of this journey you can read about it here. Until then, stay tuned for more of my Journey to Fitness!