TKP Fit Journal – 9/5/2016

Hey Peaches!

Happy Labor Day!

No baby yet. ūüė¶ But it’s any day now, I can feel it! Any guesses as to when Anna will make her arrival? I’m guessing Wednesday the 7th. ūüôā

September 5, 2016 – Volumetrics

Breakfast- 1 egg, 6 whites, apple
Snack- Choco Shakeoology, 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Snack- Apple, V8
Lunch- 6 oz tofu, Normandy blend, 2 tbs yogurt dressing
Dinner- 4 oz chicken, veggies, 2 tbs yogurt dressing, V8
Snack- apple, seaweed

Even though I am done with Flexitarian, I have totally developed a taste for tofu! Good thing too since I got a huge case of it from Costco last month haha.

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Best Day Ever
Exercise- Country Heat, Country Swing! I feel like I can actually kinda dance now haha.

Questions:

What did you eat today?

Any exercise?

Any hunches on when this baby is coming? 

Have a good one yall!

TKP Fit Journal – 9/1/2016

Hey Peaches!

What a good day! I love new beginnings!!! Plus, I AM HERE! It’s September!!! The baby is due this month! YES! The light at the end of the tunnel.

September 1, 2016 РVolumetrics 

First day of Volumetrics went off with a hitch! Without a hitch? How does the saying go? Anyway, it went good.

Breakfast- 1 egg, 6 white scramble, apple
Snack- Chocolate Shakeology, 1.5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Lunch- 6 oz tofu, broccoli, 2 tbs ranch yogurt dressing, apple
Snack- seaweed, 1 egg
Dinner- 4 oz chicken, Normandy blend, 2 tbs Avocado Salsa yogurt dressing (So good! First time trying this flavor! I need to be a rep for Bolthouse Farms. I am constantly talking them up on here.)

Volumetrics is all about filling up on a bunch of low calories foods so that you feel full and satisfied!

Exercise- ACTUAL Country Heat Workout…..Geez

So, sometimes I love myself because of my blondness. Remember how a I was so excited to try the Counrty Heat program?

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Well, when I received the program. I saw the “Dance Mash-Up” and then opened the larger booklet and found the meal plan. I have been doing the 20 minute dance mash-up this whole time thinking it was all there was to Country Heat.

No.

I just happened to look back over the meal plan last week and realized the front part of the booklet folded out REVEALING COUNTRY HEAT HAHA! There are 6 different workouts, each one having a breakdown of the dance moves that you can play beforehand if you want. I felt so stupid!!!

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So this morning, I did”Country Swing” (32 minutes) and the extremely helpful breakdown before. It was sooooo much easier and super fun! I totally got into it when I knew the moves!

I could blame this on pregnancy brain. But I’m pretty sure this is just good ole Ang.

Questions:

What did you eat today?

Any exercise?

When was the last time you missed something completely obvious? 

Please tell me I’m not alone here.

 

TKP Review: The Flexitarian Diet

Hey Peaches!

Here is my review of The Flexitarian Diet I tried for the month of August. If you want to read the overview, read it here. 

The Flexitarian Diet Review

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Results-

Really the only results that I have are that I did 31 days of the diet. I am in my very last few weeks of pregnancy so weight loss will not be likely and it for sure didn’t happen this month. I didn’t gain¬†any weight for most of the month which I guess considering the baby is gaining weight could mean that I lost a few pounds but there was no drastic weight loss or anything. Again, until this baby is out the weight loss results are kinda hard to report.

How The Diet Made Me Feel- 

Although I did enjoy the food that I was eating, I did feel a little unsatisfied without a little animal protein in my daily diet. I don’t know if this was because of the pregnancy or because I still have a bunch of muscle left over from my body building days, but I did feel like ending a meal was a struggle especially at the end of the day. Plus, I do not like beans so I found myself eating tons of eggs and yogurt. I love tofu but find it nowhere near as filling as eggs and yogurt. So although I did enjoy the food on the diet, at this point in my life I need a little animal protein in my daily diet. At least every other day.

How Easy Was The Diet To Stick To?

As long as I was home and planned my meals, it was pretty easy to stick to. However, when I was at a restaurant I never ordered anything vegetarian, and when life got really hectic I found the diet going out the window. I think this would have been easier to stick to on the fly if my whole family was eating this way but it was just me. I definitely found myself more on the flexing side of the diet toward the end of the month.

Would I Recommend This Diet To You?

Sure. I would. Just like any other eating style, if you want to lose weight you have to watch your calories to make that happen. So if you are looking to eat healthier, maybe lose some weight, and have been curious about the vegetarian lifestyle, I think Flexitarian is a great way to start!

All in all, I didn’t mind being a flexitarian for a month but I didn’t find it overly amazing either. I am definitely glad I gave it a shot and look forward to beginning Volumetrics in the morning!

Questions:

Have you tried The Flexitarian Diet?

Any questions about this diet that I didn’t cover?

 

Peach On A Diet! Volumetrics Overview

Hello!

I can’t believe tomorrow is September 1st and already time to move onto my next diet on Peach On A Diet!¬†¬†In case, you are just tuning in, Peach On A Diet!¬†is my little adventure trying 12 different eating styles in 12 months. I will be trying The Volumetrics Diet for the month of September which is my third diet so far. I tried The Dash Diet In July and The Flexitarian Diet in August. There is a tab at the top of the blog that says Diet Reviews¬†where I am storing all of my reviews of each diet I try. Feel free to check em’ out if you are curious!

Ok, onto the overview of Volumetrics!

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The Volumetrics Diet

I chose Volumetrics for the month of September because my baby is due this month and it is the closest eating style to the way I eat anyway. I don’t know about you, but in my mind the birth of a new baby is definitely NOT the time to try any diet that is a drastic stretch from your norm. Volumetrics is all about clean eating while getting the biggest bang for your calorie buck. I have always been a big eater so this diet is right up my alley.

What Do You Eat?

Volumetrics has you find out the amount of calories you should be consuming for your size and activity level, then has you fill that calorie allotment with foods that give you a lot of volume for a low amount of calories. There are 4 categories of foods, Category 1 being Very Low Calorie Density foods in which you can eat anytime, Category 2 is Low Calorie Density foods in which you are to eat reasonable portions, Category 3 is Medium Calorie Density foods that you are to manage your portion sizes, and Category 4 is High Calorie Density foods in which you are to limit.

 

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The diet encourages you to choose mostly from Categories 1 and 2 and really limit foods from Categories 3 and 4.

The concept is pretty simple!

Exercise?

The book says that The Volumetrics Diet is based on three goals which are weight loss, daily calories, and daily steps meaning the main form of exercise it advocates is walking. It recommends getting a pedometer and making sure you reach a certain amount of steps each day. I will not be using a pedometer but I will be doing my Country Heat workouts each morning and going for a few short walks in the afternoon and evening.

So that is the jist of Volumetrics! I’m excited to start fresh tomorrow! I think a few of us are ready for a fresh new month. ūüôā

Questions:

What are your first thoughts of Volumetrics?

Have you ever tried it?

Stay tuned for my upcoming review of The Flexitarian Diet that ended today!

 

 

Word of the Day: Diligence

Say it with me now!

“Diligence!”

Definition: Careful and persistent work or effort.

Stick-to-it-ness! Diligence is the key factor ¬†in ¬†your weight loss success. It’s doing the things you need to do to move toward your goal each and every single day. Diligence is what carries you through, when the results are slow and the motivation is lacking. Here are my 4 tips to making sure that diligence becomes a part your daily lives!

 

1.Devise a Fail Proof Plan

Take some time and PLAN your success. Your plan needs be detailed directions of how your day will go in order to achieve your goal, but also needs to be simple enough that you can execute it every day. If you work full time and have children, a plan to workout 2 hours a day and prepare elaborate recipes is probably not ideal. A good plan for a super busy person may be a meal plan with 3 healthy and simple meals and 3 healthy and simple snacks, then a 30 minute workout DVD in the morning before work.

2. Auto Pilot

Once you devise your fail proof plan, write it out and keep it with you. Memorize it!  You need to be able to do your plan on auto pilot. Know your plan like the back of your hand so that even when life throws curve balls you can still get it done! It is much easier to get something done when know exactly what to do.

3. Envision Yourself  Having Achieved Your Goal DAILY!

Place yourself as your new self every day! Motivation fuels diligence. Placing your mind actually inside your new body gets you excited about the journey to actually getting there. Every time you take steps toward your goal (your fail proof plan), you are more and more that new body! Don’t look to the end, look to the now! Live as your new self will live and the body will catch up!

4. Push Through Until You Have a Habit

From the beginning, make a commitment to yourself to push through and execute your plan for at least 2 weeks. They say it takes around 21 days to form a habit but I think that you will be doing yourself a big favor if you fight to stick to your plan for 2 weeks.. It’s short enough to actually do what you say you will do, but long enough to see some results and keep going afterward from your motivation. Nothing says “keep going” like seeing a few pounds lost on the scale or pulling the measuring tape a little tighter! In my experience, after the first two weeks, my plan seems much easier to follow because I have had a few ups and downs with it and feel confident that I can keep on going regardless. I bet you will feel the same!

Questions:

Are you diligent?

What ways do you make sure that you are working toward your goal every day?

Please share! And I hope you are exercising diligence today! ūüôā

Focusing On Addition Instead Of Subtraction

Hi Peaches!

Here’s a little food for thought to take you into the weekend.

Focusing On Addition Instead Of Subtraction

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Whether you are cutting calories or just revamping your diet in order to lose some weight and get in shape, it is  easy to get blindsided by thoughts of subtraction.

“I can’t have my favorite dessert anymore.”

“I can’t have a drink to relax whenever I want it anymore.”

“I will no longer be able to indulge as much as I want on the¬†holidays.”

“I can no longer enjoy a movie with a bucket of popcorn.”

“Nights out with my friends will no longer be fun because they are eating all the fun stuff and I am not able to indulge as often.”

This thinking is a sure fire way to NEVER make a a healthy change and NEVER meet your goal!

Instead, fill your mind with thoughts of addition. Just like being grateful for the things you are blessed with in life can completely change your attitude and outlook in life, filling your mind with thoughts of addition can change your attitude and outlook toward your weight loss and fitness goals! When you are excited about what you are doing, it makes the journey a whole lot smoother!

Thoughts of Addition

Instead of thinking about how hard the journey ahead of you is, focus on how exciting it will be getting to the new you. Envision yourself at the end having achieved your goal. If it is weight loss, Set your mind inside that new you and even think of yourself as that new you. Know that every step you are taking is bring you more and more into that new body! No more hoping to be fit one day, you are living fit RIGHT NOW!

Instead of ¬†focusing on all the things that you won’t be eating, focus on all the things that you will be ADDING to your life making it the full, healthy life you always wanted and shuttling you to your end goal of your goal weight, new jeans, or life without medication.

Here are some thoughts to focus on!

  • Am I making sure I am eating 3 healthy meals and 2-3 healthy snacks every day?
  • Am I ADDING some protein to every meal?
  • Am I ADDING a serving of fruit to a few of my meals?
  • Am I ADDING lots of colorful vegetables to my meals?
  • Am I ADDING quality whole grains to my diet?
  • Am I ADDING enough water to make sure I am hydrated?
  • Am I ADDING enough dairy into my diet?
  • Am I ADDING exercise that I enjoy to my day?
  • Am I ADDING enough sleep to my nights to help my weight loss?
  • I am totally ADDING something amazing to my household and relationships because I have more energy and a better attitude!!!

I feel awesome now just after typing those! When we focus on thoughts of addition, we crowd out the thoughts of subtraction. There is simply no mind space left for them to fit!

Questions:

Do you focus on thoughts of addition?

What are some thoughts of addition that you have today?

Have a great weekend yall!

 

 

 

 

 

3 Hour Fasting Glucose Test

Hey Peaches!

Happy Friday!

Well, the first part of this day was kind of a whirlwind. I woke up, washed my face, got ready, and headed to my 3 hour fasted glucose test. In case you missed it, I had to do this because, to my surprise, I failed last week’s glucose test. Man, when you are used to your daily dose of morning caffeine, you sure feel it when you don’t have it. Whew!

When I got to the doctor’s office, they called me back and immediately took my blood. Then I had to drink a sugar drink like the one I had last week but with DOUBLE the sugar in it! I was going to take a picture but the nurse was watching me drink it and it felt strange to try to snap a pic real quick haha.

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Just like this but with 100 grams of sugar instead
For you pregnant mama’a out there who have yet to take the drink, I’m sure that you have heard it is disgusting. Don’t worry to much, it’s not like you will have to hold your nose while you take it. While it is super sweet, the taste is like an extra extra sweet Hawaiian Punch. So it’s not that bad. Just way to sweet to actually enjoy.

After the drink I had to wait an hour, have my blood drawn again, wait an hour, have my blood drawn again, wait an hour, and have my blood drawn for a fourth time. Ow! While the blood drawing was definitely no fun at all, the worst part was the waiting. I brought all kind of things to entertain myself for the long wait like my phone, my Bible, my notebooks and journals, but when the sugar drink kicked in I found myself EXHAUSTED and completely zoned out haha! I perused social media for a while but eventually found even that hard to focus on and just resorted to watching the people in the waiting room. Poor patients. Trying to relax and wait for their appointment while a buzzed out girl with an insane sugar high stares from across the room.

What’s crazy is, I looked at the nutrition information and the glucose drink contained 450 calories and 100 carbs. I know for a fact loads of people have this for breakfast every morning at Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks. How in the heck do they make it through there day???

Finally, the test was done. I anxiously awaited my results……….. and was told I will find out next week. Dang!

To be continued……..