Dieting has never been my forte. In high school I was very active in dance, committing over 25 hours weekly to my passion and it left me pretty thin in return. I would eat all that I wanted or when I wanted and nothing would happen because of my constant cardio workouts.
Fast-forward to a life after dance and my body was at a loss for what to do now. Many of failed fad diet attempts later and here I was looking at my wedding 9 months away and my body nowhere near what I wanted to look like on my wedding day. That’s when the will to power through kicked in.
You have all heard me talk about Orange Theory in my previous post The Orange Theory Fad. I still go, I still love it, and it definitely is still a great workout. Still, it’s not 25 hours a week of cardio and so that meant that I needed to change my eating habits. I sat down with a good friend of mine who runs his own health and fitness training company ( Their website is True Grind Fitness and you can also reach him through Instagram) we went over the weight loss keys to success and what I learned was…
It’s 80% diet, and 20% exercise.
While my exercise was on point my diet was not, and this was the majority of the battle.
Something had to change.
My Fitness Pal is an app that allows you to calculate your calories, as well as your macros (fats, carbs, and proteins) once its input you can basically just type in your foods and it calculates everything for you.
It is life changing.
You can actually indulge a little in life and it won’t completely throw off your diet… Now I’m not talking about eating an entire box of Oreo’s but isn’t it nice knowing a spoon full of some okay ice cream won’t ruin your hard work.
I’m going to be blogging about my fitness journey throughout this time; sometimes I’ll talk about the best workout clothes, Orange Theory, at home work outs, or my meal preps.
The goal is to help people like me who suck at the Fad Diet and together, with a little guidance, we can totally rock that wedding bod or summer bod.
Whatever you’re going for really, we can totally rock it.