I have had this book lingering around my apartment for quite a while... about a year!
A year ago I picked up the book with all intentions of doing the 30 day plan, but after attempting the Day 1 routine I set the book aside. I was somehow able to come up with plenty of excuses why I couldn't continue the program. For one, you are not supposed to drink alcohol in the plan and that was around the time I had just turned 21! (needless to say that wasn't going to happen) Looking back, I see that I made every excuse possible because the program really intimidated me *blush*. It has bothered me to no end not finishing something I began. So, I have made the decision to doooo it! I began the program yesterday (April 6th) with a goal to finish it May 5th two days before graduation!!
This is a 30-Day plan that states it will get you into the best shape of your life. All weight loss and fitness books claim this, so I was iffy on this to begin with. This is not a fitness plan for just anyone. It is geared for people who exercise regularly, are already at a good level of fitness, and only have 10-20 lbs of fat to lose, the last amount that's hardest to get rid of. There's no cheating in this, it's hardcore for 30 days -- no alcohol, no small indulgences, etc.
The main focus of this plan is broken down into two parts: the type of Oxidizer you are and your BMR (Basic Metabolic Rate I believe). You take a quiz and it tells you whether you're a Slow, Balanced, or Fast Oxidizer, then gives you a list of foods to eat according to your level. I, for instance, am a balanced oxidizer, so I take in an equal percentage of these foods. There's honestly not a whole lot of difference between these groups in terms of the types of foods you can eat; it gears it more towards percentages of each (protein, carbs, fats) in every meal. The other part, BMR, calculates how many calories you need per day if you sat on the couch and did nothing. The thought here is that if you eat just this amount, you'll burn off plenty more than that with the exercise you do.
I am not looking to lose 20 lbs. by any means I just want to get more toned and lose the last 5 stubborn lbs. I have been trying to get rid off!
The book is pretty neat Jillian explains many things thoroughly such as; the sodium and water intake to prevent bloating, explains the correct form and purpose behind each exercise, and the diet needed (there is a tentative menu one could follow and the book is loaded with healthy recipes).
2 days down 28 more to go! And believe me my body is feeling it, I am SOAR!! I will keep you posted on the progress I make :)
Now on to today's eats:
B-fast: Cereal & Eggs
- 1 cup of Kashi GoLean Cereal
- 1/2 cup of Almond Milk
- 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters
- La Tortilla Wrap, which is only 80 calories!
- 4 slices of Oven Roasted Chicken
- 2 slices of Boar's Head low sodium White American Cheese
- Broccoli Slaw
- 1 tbsp of Honey Mustard
It was my first time trying Chobani's Pomegranate flavor... I am in love! I absolutely love the tartness and the texture the pomegranate seeds add to the yogurt. Publix had all the flavors I had never gotten a chance to taste, tomorrow I will try Pineapple!!!
Snack: Strawberry Smoothie
- 1/3 cup of EAS
- 3 ice cubes
- 3 strawberries
Mmm... this was perfect, just what I wanted on such a nice, hot, and sunny day!
Dinner: Mahi-Mahi, Brown Rice Pilaf, and Sauteed Spinach
Rusty made dinner tonight and no worries it was approved by Jillian ;)
We saw this at Publix and thought it was an awesome creation! All of the seasoning you might need for a specific recipe are all there. We decided to be inventive and use these seasonings on the Mahi-Mahi.
For the Rice Pilaf we went the quick route ;)
The result was a delicious dinner! Rusty you are such a lil' chef ;)
Have you ever done any workout plans?
Have you tried any of Jillian Michael's workouts?
What's your favorite greek yogurt flava?