Day 17 was HARD! 30 Days Squat Challenge

June 17…I’m alive lol
OMG!!!!!! Today I did jogging and 150 squats, let me tell you that those squats really were challenging. I completely agree with the term “challenge” in regards to the 30 Days Squat CHALLENGE because I am feeling the tightening of my muscles and I love it.
I was going on just fine with the challenge and on Day 15-140 squats, it was challenging too but I didn’t struggle so much. I broke up the amount in sets of 25, so I did 6 sets and by the third I was just done but I pushed through. Now this could very well have to do with the fact that its that time of the month and so my body is a bit in fragile state but it was hard nonetheless.
Tomorrow is Day 18 and I will conquer because I am really looking forward to the results. Push on, rise and above and I am cheering you all on.

Love Michelle.

Still on my 30 Days Squat Challenge

I know its been a week BUT I’m still going strong on my challenge as the title stated and my diet is pretty much still on a good path. However, I have added for this week, onion rings from burger king along with the barbeque sauce. I know, I know, I know bad idea and that nonsense is over. Other than that pretty much I am doing great.

How have you been doing?

Have you added or subtracted anything from your workout routine?

How has you diet been?

I want to hear from you all. 

Love Michelle

Day 7 of 30 Days Squat Challenge & Water Only

Hi everyone,

Week June 3-9: Yes, I know I have been MIA but its my birthday week and I have been enjoying myself. Here is a picture of my birthday and outfit that I wore to dinner with a friend: Image

Exercise Routine: I did do all my walking/jogging (6 laps) on the field and my assigned number of squats on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday was “rest day” and my birthday June 4* and tomorrow/today June 8th is my second  “rest day”. Here is the quat challenge chart:

Doing it well ;-)

Doing it well 😉

Unfortunately, I have failed to maintain the water only challenge but I have been drinking a lot more water than I was before. Nonetheless, its only the first week of June and a special week at that so I will resume the water only challenge come Monday since I will be  having a birthday get together this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday.

Diet: It has been very consistent with mostly healthy food choices but I did have a slice of cheesecake on my birthday (wasn’t that great), Thursday I had chocolate (M&M’s) and today I had coffee milkshake and an oatmeal cookie (bad idea with the dairy intake) because it triggered bloating, which I am still experiencing and slight headaches right after ingesting them. Hence, no more of those items once and for all and this time I’m not saying that but WILL live that.

I hope all is well with everyone and I’m leaving you with a another birthday week photo because I decided that I would doll up more this week.

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Also, we often hear the saying “knowledge is power”, however, I believe that it is “the use of knowledge that is power“. It is one thing to know that exercise and eating properly is key to being healthy but, its also important to know exactly how these two ingredients impact on your wellbeing. If you are serious about a healthy lifestyle change or maintence, here is a very informative ebook: http://emotionalwealth.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/free_vitamin_ebook.pdf

I just want to encourage you to keep up the good work and if you haven’t started be inspired. If no one around you is showing support just know I am.

Healthy Wealthy & Sexy (2)

One Love: Michelle

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Day 3 of Squat & Water Challenge

June 3, 2013

I AM SO TIRED!!! Today’s workout KICKED MY ASS!

HI everyone,

Let me just say thank God tomorrow is rest day and ironically its also my birthday. Well, with all that said lets get into my meals :-/

Breakfast 6:30 am – 1 medium mango (Blackie) and cup of green tea

Snack 11:30 am – 6 small slices of melon

Lunch 2:00 pm – 1 large mango (east indian)

Snack 6:30 pm – 2 medium plums (American)

Dinner 9:00 pm – Fried shrimp in sweet n sour sauce and 1/4 cup of white rice.

As usual all meals after breakfast was I know my nutritional intake was really poor today but tomorrow is a next day.

Workout Routine: 4 walking laps & 2 jogging laps along with 60 squats.

I’m getting it tomorrow.

Much Love to all my new followers and feel free to share.

30 Days Squat & Water Only Challenge Day 2

June 2, 2013

Hey everyone,

Today is Sunday and Sundays are always my rest days, which I did that for most of the day. I just got done with todays workout.

Workout Routine: 12 mins on the bicycle, 55 squats and 50 calf raises.

My food intake was better today in terms of my food choices but not my timing, or so I thought.

Breakfast 11:30 am: 4 slices of melon

Lunch 2:30 pm: 2 medium sized mangoes (blackie or black mangoes if you are Jamaican).

Dinner 5:30 pm: 1/2 steam fish, 1/2 cup of white rice, carrots and green plantain steamed.

Late Snack 8:30 pm: 1/2 fish

For my water only challenge I did succeed and had water with all the above meals.

All in all it was a good day and now look forward to tomorrow which is my mother’s birthday and I’m also going to detox by having only fruits which will exclude citrus based fruits and bananas.

I hope everyone had a great Sunday. Stay bless and have a wonderful Monday.

Busy Saturday, 30 Days Squat & Water Challenge (for June 1, 2013)

Hey everyone,

I am so tired BUT I had to put in an entry today to keep you all posted on my fitness and dietary intake.

Today was a very hectic day for me since I did my friend’s makeup for her wedding and also ended up decorating her reception venue and attended the wedding in a pair of jeans, t-shirt and cap lol. Needless to say my food intake was not the healthiest.

Breakfast 9:30 am – 4 medium slices of melon.

Lunch 3:00 pm – 1/2 of a Fish sandwich from KFC & 1/2 of the small cup of grape soda.

Dinner 7:30 pm – Macaroni & cheese with 2 slices of tomato along with homemade mango juice.

Late Night Snack 11:00 pm  – Hot chocolate tea with soy milk and crackers (club social 2 packs): this was in order to take my medication.

I had water & orange juice in between those meals but it was not a good look for my dietary intake. However, under the circumstances I ate what I could, when I got a chance.

Now, the irony of today, is that I planned on starting my WATER ONLY JUNE challenge today but the guys who bought the KFC got soda instead of the tropicana I told them…not that its much better since its all artificial flavouring.

The Water Only June Challenge will consist of me not drinking any juice throughout the month nor soymilk. I will only have green tea in the morning and water with every other meal. I got this idea from a youtuber which here is her video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvFttT-jSb4

However, I have some good news I started my 30 Days Squat Challenge as planned, so all ends well for me. Here is the plan I’m following: Image

Wait…I’m NOT perfect?!?!

One Soulful Dietitian

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Have you ever fallen into this trap? I know have…and still do! I have yet to actually finish a 30 day or 90 day program. I honestly get bored with routine. I have actually come to learn these things don’t work that well for me. So I have started to ease back on myself and have to constantly ask God for help in helping me remember that I am not perfect … Only Jesus is. We can strive to be like him aka perfection but the truth is…we will never achieve it. I think the sooner we all accept this…the easier we will be on ourselves. This may actually result in success!!

James 3:2 ESV

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

Cheers!
Christie

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Fitness in Progress 2013 & Routine

Hey everyone,

Today, I’m going to go more indepth with what I have been doing so far to change my lifestyle and to reshape my body.

Daily Diet

I am also what some may call a vegetarian and others a pescetarian (my only meat intake is of seafood). Like I said yesterday, I have love healthy food (fruits, veggies…you name it I love it) BUT I have always added junk to those food choices. Well, I have come to the realization that by body is not a garbage bin and so no more junk will be placed in it. 

February was my first month without meat: Start weight  179End weight 1745 lbs loss. However in February I was not working out, I had just adjusted my diet. 

March I decided to put meat back in my diet because I was really testing how I would feel (underlying health issues at play), oppose to February in which I felt much better. Start weight 174 – End weight 180 = 6 lbs gained.

April I got really sick but I decided to gradually cut meat out of diet completely. By the end of April I was successful at doing so; however, it really wasn’t a hard task for me. Simply because I would say I miss beef and pork and mi nice, nice sweet and sour chicken BUT I can’t because those foods made me really sick and its just not worth it after all. I NEVER WANT TO FEEL LIKE AN UTTER SHIT BAG AGAIN!

Body Reshaping Begins

May rolled around and I started my fitness routine that was recommended by my doctor which was to exercise 4 times for the week and do mainly walking.

 

Routine: 3 days (Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays in a group).

1st week: 6 laps walking around a field 

2nd week: 5 laps walking &1 lap jogging & after 1 set of 20 lunges 

3rd week:  6 laps (walking up hill & jogging down hill)

4th week: which is this week I didn’t get to go on the field, so I worked out at home for 4 days (Monday – Thursday).

Break down of home workouts:

Monday: Cycled 15 mins, squats 1 set of 20, lunges 1 set 30 & 40 calf raises

Tuesday: Cycled  20 mins, squats 1 set of 20, 1 set 15 reverse leg lift on each. 

Wednesday: Cycled 25 mins, squats 2 sets of 20

Thursday: Cycled 20 mins, squats 2 sets of 20, 1 set 40 calf raises, plie squats (ballet squats) 2 sets of 20 and 2 sets of 20 reverse leg lift on each.

Friday is my rest day and so I will update you all tomorrow on what I did. 

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave suggestions and tips you think will help me. 

Michelle

Unhealthy Lifestyle History

Hi, I am Michelle and I have been struggling with my weight for years. Like many others, I have tried a few diet plans (never followed any completely) and I would get on an exercise kick for months at a time but soon enough those ended, usually when I felt like I’m looking “okay enough”. However, I finally realized why I always went back to my old habits and its not the usual I hate working out or hate healthy foods because I loved both, so what was the problem you ask; MY SOCIAL SETTINGS. 

I love my friends but ignorance on any topic and/or situation is often detrimental to a good life. I don’t know about you all but for me even though I knew I was eating healthy (relatively) and that working was good for me and most importantly I was NOT doing harm to body, I would still listen to statement such as :

“You don’t need to lose anymore weight”

“Mine, yuh get anorexic”

“yuh a get too skinny”

…and on and on; so I stopped. 

BUT!!!!!

This time I will not stop EVER, not even when I am:

1. I feel confident in MY appearance.

2. I am at a HEALTHY weight.

Why I will not stop? Fitness is not a journey, its living in the best body you can for as long as you are on this earth. Health is SERIOUSLY, the true wealth. Without being healthy you will NOT be capable of doing what you need to and want competently. Your life, happiness, and future depends on your health. 

Follow me on this journey has I transform my life and reshape my body.Image