Was there a moment in your life that prompted you to begin working out?
Yes. After I boke up with a bad boyfriend, I quit smoking and started working out. I started so slow. Cuold not even run a full minute on a treadmill…
How long have you been working out?
It has been about 4.5 years. Some periods I workout more than others, but I never fully stop.
What routine do you follow?
I change it up. Somtimes I’ll do DVD programs, somtimes I go to the gym and when it’s nice out, that’s where I’ll be. I run, lift weights, bike, sprint, and only wish I could swim 😉
I did P90X, ChaLEAN (My absolute favorite!) and Insanity (although not in order) and I ran a few races, etc.
What diet do you follow?
I do not diet as I believe it leads to mental issues 😉
I just eat healthy most of the time and don’t feel bad when I splurge because I know I’ll be just fine.
To me eating healthy means whole grains, veggies and fruits (lots of them!), lean meats and other sources of protein (beans, soy, etc.). Oh and NEVER forget about those healthy fats as well as some dairy (but not too much or my tummy gets really upset!)…
Eating heathy also means good beer on the weekend and some chocolate. Everything in moderation is healthy in my book 😉
How do you stay motivated?
Workout: I don’t have to go BALLS OUT every day. Some days it’s just not feasible. So I just make a point to do a little something even on the days I really don’t want to. And I take a day off per week.
Food? Well as I said earlier. Eat healthy most of the time and splurge sometime.
What tips can you share from your experiences?
Don’t over do it. It’s never too late. There is no “POINT OF NO RETURN” so if you ate half a box of cookies, don’t eat the second half. Just breathe, and get back on track.