NYBP Day 1 journal

I must say David's inspiration for today spoke to me deeply. He said, "Today I want you to get up and say, "This is the start of the new me. I can and will make the most of my life. I will set out to change the one thing over which I have the most control-myself."" I just had to make up in my mind to do what I need to do. I would be lying if I said it wasn't hard. Doubt and fear began to creep in. Can I really do this? What if I don't reach my goal? I prayed, I read my bible at work and I pressed on. I also went online and read about others who completed the program and the changes they experienced. One lady lost 14 pounds in the first 7 days and I wrote down that was my goal as well. I claimed it!!!

I followed my eating plan to the T. Although it was tempting after yoga to swing by a fast food place, I didn't. I went straight home, showered, had a shake, made dinner and I will be heading to bed soon. I just keep telling myself it's only 14 days. Watching tv is torture, all of those food commercials are killing me. But in my closet staring right at me, is my dress.

I also joined a biggest loser competition at work and that will be my motivation to continue. I have a team depending on me and I can't let them down. It's for 6 months so I know my workouts will be more reasonable. I plan on only doing 2 a days maybe 3 days a week. Anyway, I am looking forward to being down 2 pounds in the morning. I keep seeing myself as slim and healthy and I know I will be there. Tomorrow is the 15 minute upper body workout, additional cardio and Bikram yoga. I also have a peel scheduled in preparation for the wedding. Have a blessed evening. Q

Today is Day 1

I woke up this morning at 5:30. I got dressed drank some water and got ready to work out. At 5:45, I hit play. I was done by 6:30 and put lunch together for the kiddos. At 6:45 I was out the door taking B to track practice. I was home by 7:10, made an shake and drank it. Next I packed my stuff for the rest of the day, a scoop of protein in a baggy, some almonds, grilled chicken breast, red and green leaf lettuce with a teaspoon of dijon mustard.

Here is how my day will look once I am done:
5:45- 6:30- Core workout
7:30- protein shake
9:00- vitamins and minerals, and water
10:30- 3 oz chicken breast with salad, water, and flaxseed pill
12:30- water and L-Carnitine cap
1:30- 6 oz chicken breast with salad, water, and flaxseed pill
4:00- handful of almonds, water, and flaxseed pill
4:30- 6:00- Bikram yoga
6:10- home, shower, water
6:30- protein shake
8:00- fiber pills and water
9:00- in bed

I will journal about my day when I return from yoga. So far, so good. Q

Get ready, get set.....

I continued to work out this week on Monday and Tuesday. I did Bikram yoga both days and some additional workouts as well. I decided to use to today as an active rest/prep day. I'm getting all of my stuff together like my dvd, balls, and hand weights. I'm also going shopping for my food items and my protein shake. My plan is to go to bed early so I can start working out at 5:45. I will take my Bikram yoga class from 4:30 to 6 and have my last shake at 6:30.

The supplements I will be taking are, melaleuca vitamins and minerals, L-Carnitine, flaxseed, and fiber. I will have 2 shakes, one for breakfast and one after yoga. As for my additional cardio, I want to hit it hard so it will probably be a mix of turbo jam and insanity. I took my starting weight, body fat, and measurements. I will also take a picture every day as well and post them once this is all over. I'm ready to GO!!! Q

Can you change your body in 14 days?

Well I'm gonna try!!!!
I have less than 3 weeks to reach my goal for my cousin's wedding. I sat down and figured I needed to do something drastic but healthy. I went back to a workout I had tried once before called the Ultimate New York Body plan. It is an intense 14 day workout and eating program created by David Kirsch. There are 4 components to the program, his workouts, additional cardio, eating, and definitely the mental aspect.

His workouts are 3 different ones. One is the Core program that works you from head to toe using, weights, a medicine ball and balance ball. It is 45 minutes long. The next is an upper routine focusing on the abs, core and back using the medicine and balance ball. It is 15 minutes long. The next is a 15 minute lower body leg and butt routine using both balls as well. All of them are in the book but I also purchased the dvd for them and there is a stretching program in the book and dvd.

The next portion is the additional cardio. He requires that you do at least 45 minutes of intense cardio. So now walking or strolling. This was hard for me because I didn't know how I would fit in his workouts, the cardio and Bikram. So I decided to go to this website http://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc and I typed in doing various cardio for 45 minutes and my Bikram yoga class. Well my Bikram blew everything out of the water coming in at over 1000 calories!!! So my plan is to do yoga on all of the days and on the days of the lower and upper, do some additional cardio.

The next part and probably the hardest is the eating. His plan is STRICT!!!! He has and A, B, C, D, E, and F of things you can not eat. A- alcohol, B- Bread, C- Starchy Carbs, D- Dairy, E- Extra Sweets, and F- Fruits and most Fats. He also recommends specific protein shakes. They must be whey, preferably cross-flow microfiltered whey protein isolate or high-quality cross-flow microfiltered whey protein concentrate. The shake should have no more than 5 grams nets carbs and 25 grams of protein. I opted for Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey chocolate shake. You eat 3 meals and 2 snacks at 3 hours apart and no eating after 7. If you workout late, you can eat but he recommends a light dinner or just a shake. He also suggests vitamins, minerals, and flaxseed oil. There are a lot of recipes in his book to help you along regarding what to eat.

The last and probably the most important part is the mental. I mean you have to be in the right frame of mind to stick with this for 14 days. In the book it starts with words of encouragement along with what workouts to complete, a suggested menu, and Excuse Buster, and a Success story of someone who went through the program. It also has space for you to write and journal how you feel. I am really going to use this portion. I will be keeping my journal on this site.

Here is how my next 14 days will look:
1) Core program, Bikram yoga
2) Upper program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
3) Core program, Bikram yoga
4) Lower program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
5) Upper program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
6) Core program, Bikram yoga
7) Lower program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
8) Core program, Bikram yoga
9) Upper program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
10) Core program, Bikram yoga
11) Lower program, addtional cardio, Bikram yoga
12) Core program, Bikram yoga
13) Upper program, additional cardio in am and pm
14) Core program, additional cardio in am and pm

I start on Thursday. Keep me in your prayers!!! Q

I'm back!!!!

Yeah I know you've heard that before. Man the last few months have been super hectic and stressful. I had a lot of stuff going on family wise and I admit I slacked a little. Well last week I kicked my butt into gear and I lost 7 pounds!!! Whoo hoo go me. So I wanted to share what I have been doing.

Eating- I am eating more often every 2-3 hours using protein shakes and stopped eating after 7. I purchased lean gourmet meals and ate them for lunch and dinner.

Working out- I started Bikram yoga and did 2 a days as well.

Water- I really think water is key. I drink at least 96oz every day.

Here are the workouts I did last week:
Monday- Nothing
Tuesday- XTreme Timesaver workout in the am, run/walk program on the treadmill in the pm
Wednesday- 30 day Shred level 3 and Turbo jam fat blaster in the am, Bikram yoga in the pm.
Thursday- Xtreme workout in the am, Bikram yoga in the pm.
Friday- 30 day shred level 3 in the am.
Saturday- Walking
Sunday- Walking

I hope this helps someone!!! Q

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This is my journey to not just lose weight but to have my best body ever!!!