Losing Weight isn’t Rocket Science!

Diet + Exercise = weight loss

Simple right? It should be. but everyone wants to drink protein shakes, reduce their calories, eat gluten free, paleo anyone? See here’s the problem with these, you don’t necessarily teach yourself how to eat in a way that you can maintain long term. I’m not saying that any of the methods I mentioned are wrong but the reality is they are hard to stick with. A diet is a diet, is a diet, you see? Diets are easy to quit, they’re easy to fall off of when you go out of town.

Well we don’t want to diet. Who the hell wants to “diet”. Don’t we all want to eat the foods that we love in portions that can be maintained? YES!

I’m not going to claim to be an expert on nutrition and “diet”. I’m just here to tell you that if you can teach yourself how to eat, what to eat, and when to eat you’re going to be on the fast track to losing weight as long as you are adding exercise in there along with it.

Once I lost my baby weight I started pushing to see if I could lose any more. Lo and behold 3 weeks later I lost an additional 5lbs (my progression pictures are on the left)!! I haven’t been this weight since 2011. I didn’t starve myself or follow some crazy diet. I still had a cheat meal once a week and I ate the foods I enjoy along with my Shakeology. I just planned when I would eat my foods during the day.

The Shakeology is the one easy thing that I do. It took me several months to even try it and I didn’t drink it until they came out with a flavor and formula I enjoyed. I couldn’t imagine drinking my meal but for someone who is on the go ALL the time I need to make sure that I am not only getting in all of my meals but that I am getting the vitamins and minerals my body needs to function at maximum  performance. No, it’s not a protein shake. Shakeology is incredibly nutritious and has all of it’s daily servings of fruits and veggies. The two reasons I drink it,

1) It takes the guesswork out of one meal a day, it’s done, it’s wonderful for me and I don’t have to plan that meal

2) It keeps me regular. Let’s talk about poop BAY-BE. I have always pooped like 3-4 times a day, YES that  much. I had this friend growing up all of my life that would poop like once a week?! Whaaaaat? I had no idea what that was like. Since I started drinking shakeology I have one bowel movement a day. Finally no more long spells sitting on the toilet coming up with my next great idea. This is the primary reason I drink it.

Shakeology is only a piece of my puzzle, it’s not a diet scam.  It’s basically my daily dose of nutrition and it keeps me from popping some vitamin that I will probably poop out sometime during one of the 3 or 4 poops I might have if I wasn’t drinking it. Enough about Shakeology.

Here’s what I’m offering, if you will let me, I will help you rearrange the foods you are eating so that you can teach yourself to eat the right way. Let’s get this straight I will not write out a plan for you and tell you exactly what to eat. You will give me an idea of what you want to eat and I will help you fit it in to your plan even if it involves a cheeseburger and french fries (disclaimer: you will only get to do that once a week :).

Send me an email at fitness.fashionista.blogspot@gmail.com to get started. Friend me on Facebook and message me there! Anyone who finds and shares my blog post on Facebook or Pinterest will be entered to win the new Piyo program from Beachbody.

Piyo was created by trainer Chalene Johnson, the mastermind behind Turbo Jam and TurboFire. She has written books, does seminars, and video training and has appeared on numerous television shows. She is one of my idols and helped me get into the best shape of my life. You can read more about that here.

The Piyo program is a blend of Pilates and Yoga. You will use your body weight to perform low-impact, high-intensity movements and in the process every single muscle will be stabilized, stretched, and strengthened. There are no jumps, no weights and it is designed for anyone from beginner to fitness professional.

You can watch a video about Piyo here to see if you’re interested!

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Carpe the Hell Out of Your Diem–
Laci Jane