It has been a whole year of a complete change of lifestyle. I started working out in August 2014 and I weighed in at 83kgs. That is the weight I was when I was when I was at my full term pregnancy in September 2011. Now you can only imagine the horror I went through after realising how overweight I was. It took me by surprise BUT I decided to do something about it with immediate effect. I started with a variety of act ivies such as Zumba, aerobics, yoga, jogging, power walking, dancing and above all else changing my eating habits. (This was the hardest part for me) I made it through and one year later I am exactly 73kgs. I lost 10 kgs in one year. Have you seen what 10kgs looks like??? It has been one interesting journey which I plan on continuing with for the rest of my life. However, after a few months into my programme I dropped some of the workout activities because I realised that I enjoy running more than anything and the feel good hormones that come with it are priceless.
Let me share my fitness and nutrition essentials before, during, and after my workout
- What foods do you eat pre-workout?
I am a morning workout person so I actually don’t eat anything before my workout; I simply up and go.
- What music do you listen to during your workout?
- How do you switch up certain routines daily/weekly to stay motivated?
I started working out exactly one year ago. I started with basic indoor sit ups, a workout DVD here and there but generally light routines. I decided to up the tempo because I wasn’t getting any results. I started with power walking and light jogging which over time turned into running. I change my running routes every other day so that it doesn’t become too predictable and boring. I also do dance workout videos that I get from YouTube as well as home workout DVDs I get when I buy Women’s Health Magazines.
- What do you eat or do after your workout to make sure you got the most out of your work out?
After my workout I hydrate. I usually have 500ml or 1 litre of water depending on the distance I would have ran or the indoor workout routine I would have done. I also make sure that I have fruits just before I leave the house; either bananas or apples but bananas seem to keep me fuller for longer. I don’t have time to make a full healthy breakfast before I leave home but two hours later I have my healthy breakfast from work and a cup of black coffee to keep me alert throughout the day.
What we do before our workout can make or break our potential success!
I went through www.etbfit.com the other day because I am ALWAYS reading different articles on how to stay fit and healthy. It sounds they have really good products going on and I want to get my hands on them! There is always need to shake things up on this health and fitness journey and I think I can find healthy alternatives to fuel my fitness! I have my eyes on the pre-workout package and you should too!