There is beauty in fitness and strong women with feminine muscles. Our bodies are borrowed and we must take care of them so that they may take care of us. A finely tuned machine produces remarkable works. I am dedicated to an active lifestyle and healthy nutrition and here I share my journey with you. I hope you will join me in my crusade...
I recently had a friend from the gym ask me how I lost my baby weight so quickly. In addition to maintaining my lifestyle of healthy eating and regular workouts during my pregnancy, I was quick to get back to exercising as soon a I felt strong enough after having my daughter. I offered my friend a review of her current daily nutrition. Proper nutrition is critical to fat loss! I also learned that my friend has tested for low thyroid hormone production, albeit not low enough for medical treatment. After some research, I designed a meal plan for my friend with the following information in mind:
Include the following iodine sources in your diet: iodized salt, cod, shrimp, Cow's milk and eggs.
Limit foods such as rapeseed, sweet potatoes, lima beans, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. These foods contain the chemicals goitrogens, which disrupts thyroid hormone production. In addition to goitrogenic foods, restrict sugar intake in your diet.
Having a low level of thyroid hormone affects your whole body. It can make you feel tired and weak. If hypothyroidism is not treated, it can raise your cholesterol levels and make you more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. During pregnancy, untreated hypothyroidism can harm your baby. Luckily, hypothyroidism is easy to treat.
What are the symptoms?
Hypothyroidism can cause many different symptoms, such as:
Since beginning Depoprovera in January 2013, I have be unable to drop a single pound. My weekly workouts consist of 5-6 days of weight lifting (split muscle groups) and 4-5 days of cardio (30-40 min sessions). Although I struggle daily with getting all my meals in, my macro-nutrients remain consistent.
Yesterday I began taking Lo Loestren (low hormone dosage). Today I begin a more consistent diet & increased weekly cardio sessions. I will also be incorporating steam sauna sessions into my weekly regimen along with daily Apple Cider Vinegar tonics. Outside of my normal BCAA's and pre-workout thermogenic, I will be including a multivitamin and OMEGA3's.
GOALS: Purge body of toxinsIncrease metabolismDrop body fat by 5lbsDecrease body fat percentage by 2% This is my personal challenge. #JoinTheMovement and put yourself to the challenge. You're worth it and your body will thank you! #HealthierHappierStrongerYOU #HarmoniousMindAndBody
With so many wraps, corsets, fat burners, shakes and other "supplements" on the market today and each one hammering your media feeds, I just want to go on record by saying there is only ONE WAY TO FIT! EAT WELL AND EXERCISE.
I, like so many, struggle with weight gain, especially after the birth of my second baby girl. I lost the "baby weight" quickly, but I would LOVE to slim down another 10 LBS. It's just that my body (not me!) seems to be happy where I am. I haven't gained excessively and I exercise regularly (4-6 days per week on average). So here's the truth! There is no magic wrap. You can't tuck it all into a body sculpting corset every day (unless you don't value AIR like the rest of us) and there is no iron clad supplement regimen that can guarantee you'll achieve and maintain a fit, healthy body.
THE SECRET...well, there really is no secret. It just takes dedication, preparation, self-control and patience! I'm at about 50% pers…
So my oven broke. Being the over-achieving Do-It-Yourself 'er that I am, I tried to fix it. In turn, I shorted out my stove top. BRILLIANT! I know.
Lesson of the Day: Don't Play With Electricity!
Needless to say, until my genius of a baby brother (who is 34-years old now...not so "baby") comes to my rescue, I am having to be as resourceful as possible in using my George Foreman Grill, Toaster Oven and Microwave. This has brought about the discussion of whether or not the Microwave Oven diminishes the nutritional value in foods cooked by way of the microwave. So...I GOOGLED it!