I’m almost positive that if you were to see my dress hanging up on a rack, you would identify it as a dress I would wear. My personal tastes are all over this dress and it really fits me in every way…literally and figuratively. That’s why a diet to maintain my current weight, shape and overall health is important. Here are the steps I’ve taken to try to minimize the lower pooch and maintain my health.
- Taking “RAW” vitamins – definitely have seen an improvement in my energy levels since taking these. This is probably the most stressful time in my life considering all the life changes taking place, but I at least feel like I can accomplish things on my to-do list each day without feeling exhausted. Also got blood work done not too long ago and my iron levels were really good. So that’s a plus too. Only downside to these is the price tag. They were about $35 for a 30 day supply.
- No rice/potatoes for lunch – lunch has been a struggle for me as far as managing portion size especially when I cook for myself. This week I forgot to cook the rice as a side for my lunch meals and I’ve found that’s be a great way to cut calories. I’ve had a protein and veggie for each lunch and seen a difference in my water retention. The extra fluff in my lower belly area is going to disappear.
- Pump-Up the Cardio – I’ve never been afraid to lift weights. I’ve honestly only gotten positive results from lifting weights. My legs are probably one of the most obvious results, but I’m really happy with the tone in my arms and shoulders as well. In addition to maintaining my lifting regimen, I do an extra 10 minutes of cardio each day. Might seem minimal, but the extra sweat is only going to help keep the ‘slip up Starbucks latte’ from going straight to my midsection. ***The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is back***
None of these have been an easy adjustment to embrace, but seems to be worth it so far. I feel so physically tired after every workout and soreness has become common place yet again in my life. But let me know what are/were some of the disciplines you have/had when preparing physically for a wedding or an important life event.