Tuesday, August 27, 2013
In early January of this year, I wanted to really focus on eating well and losing belly fat. I understood that I couldn't spot reduce so I did a lot of cardio and HIIT (high intensity interval training). My main focus was to eat more fruits and vegetables and try to eat them as much as often. I used to take a lot of transition photos from before and after and I would do it once a month BUT it had me overlooking my body and my transition. I figured it wasn't worth it and I let it go. Then, around June, I decided to take photos of my belly and I was amazed. Not only was I amazed at the transition photos, I was amazed each time I was done with my workout. Little by little, I saw results! While I know that I cannot spot reduce, I still am amazed at how much I lost the fat. I used to count calories and write down everything I ate but I don't do that anymore. Instead, I'm still trying to practice portioning out my food. I also think about how much protein, fruits, vegetables, etc. I had throughout my day and if I need more. I am still practicing portioning out my sweet intake which is about the right amount ex: 1/2 to a cup of ice cream, thin slice of cake, etc. I know when I take too much in of anything whether it's yogurt, bread, etc. and then the next day I don't eat that particular food because I want balance out my nutrition. I did a lot of HIIT and now I want to take a rest and do some cardio dancing. Never stick to just one exercise. You won't see results that way. Just eat enough fruits and vegetables in your meals. Exercise according to your schedule. Drink enough water. Stay positive!