March 2019 Fitness/Wellness Update

I am not sure how it is April already, this year is flying by. I wanted to do a quick update on how I am plugging along with my fitness and wellness journey in 2019. March came and went and I am happy to report that I am down another 4 pounds! I am beyond thrilled. In total I have lost 10 pounds since February!


If you are just joining the conversation I gained 15 pounds in 2018 and was determined to get back on track with my eating and finding more consistency with my workouts. You can read about that and see pictures HERE.

Eating

I am still not eating eggs or drinking caffeinated drinks, but have been a bit more lax on the sugar ;). I am not wanting to be restrictive with my eating and think it is totally appropriate and necessary to have a few treats here and there.

Mid month I also started tracking my macro’s because I was curious how much food I was actually eating. I discovered I was not eating enough carbohydrates during the day and was overeating fat and pretty frequently not getting enough calories. I love avocado’s and nuts and was easily eating an avocado daily if not more because I was adding them to smoothies. Right now I am using a 50% carbohydrate, 30% fat, and 20% protein protocol and eating just shy of 1700 calories a day.

Workouts

In March, I finished up 1 month of The Fitnesssita’s Home Workout Warrior Fit Guide and loved it so much I purchased the entire program. I am planning to continue this plan later in the year. If you want to read more thoughts about this program click HERE. After I had completed the 4 weeks of this plan I began to incorporate more HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and dedicated muscle group strength training days into my week.

For the HIIT style workouts I am using a battle rope because it can easily spike my heart rate and it does not require my legs to be pounding on the pavement like running or jumping would. I did some type of exercise 6 days a week for about 30 minutes each workout in March.

Wellness

For overall wellbeing I am still consistently reading the bible daily. I am clinging to Jesus and the hope that he brings. Reading God’s word renews my focus on pursuing holiness so I don’t get caught up in the pursuit of chasing happiness. While it is great to be transforming on the outside I am more concerned about my inward transformation and that others can see Jesus in me.

Thanks for reading and stopping by the blog today!

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