Trying Jillian Michael's Body Revolution!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

So I'm trying out Jillian's Body Revolution! I started on Monday and it been good so far! I've been doing the jumpstart first week, so I've been doing both ST and cardio dvds. I haven't weighed myself in a couple months 'cause I just knew the seeing a number would just depress me and have the opposite effect that I'd like, so I came up with a solution! To get my starting weight, I took a photo of the scale without looking at the number, then got my boyfriend to take the info and erase the photo.. then I'm just going to do the same thing every week and just have him tell me if the number is lower, higher or the same. :)

I've also been trying my hardest to keep my calories as low as possible.. Is it just me or is trying to stick to 1200-1400 calories a day REALLY hard?? Personally, I just can't live with three meals and a snack, it's just not enough! I find I really need a couple extra snacks throughout the day to not feel like I'm starving. Obviously I NEED to try my best to keep my calories low though, 'cause when I've been eating 1600(ish) a day my weight hasn't been budging. It's just tough, 'cause I'm awake for 15-16 hours a day.. Any tips you guys could give me would be really appreciated!

Oh, I forgot! Josh and I finally got to go for a bike ride on the weekend! It was lots of fun, but omg, my quads were screaming lol. I'm excited to go out again as soon as the weather clears up though~ The rain has really been relentless! I'm really hoping it's nice on the weekend though 'cause we're supposed to be going hiking with a few friends again. :)

With all this rain, it's been a lot of staying inside! Did another drawing though~

Just gonna focus on doing my best! I'm really hoping that all my hard work will pay off!
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    Love the drawing! :) and it is SUPER DUPER HARD to eat only 1400-1500 cals a day! :( I try to eat a lot of fibre and protein myself to try and stay full longer too.... veggies and fruit have the lowest calories too....
    2189 days ago
    I'll definitely keep in mind to up my protein, thanks for the advice! I sometimes have a snack between lunch and dinner to hold me over as well~
    2190 days ago
    Beautiful drawing, I love your Charmy Kitty background.

    Yes eating less than 1400 calories is not easy for me either. But as the comment before states when I get my protein numbers up it feels easier. Also eating more smaller meals a day will boost your metabolism. I usually have 3 - 200 calorie snacks and try to have 2 - 300 calories meals a day, but they often ore higher.
    2192 days ago
    I've found that increasing my protein intake has made it much easier to keep my calories low. I used to really struggle to pull any kind of caloric deficit off, but eating more of the foods that take a long time to digest makes a big difference. (Plus digesting protein burns more calories than digesting carbs - bonus calorie expenditure!)

    I'm with you on needing snacks, too. I'm now eating six small meals per day and although that means my lunch and dinner might be a bit smaller, I'm eating so frequently that it's not an issue at all. I highly recommend it!

    P.S. You won't melt in the rain, I promise. Either wear gortex (you live in Vancouver, if you don't have it you're crazy) or get wet - you can have a hot shower after!
    2192 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/25/2012 1:43:00 PM
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