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Day One- The “Before” Foto

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July 2015. 5ft. 140lbs.

Hello Fitness Partners!

The great part about starting over: STARTING OVER! 🙂 Here is my “day one” foto!

My victory for the day is making it to the Zumba+Sculpt class and having an awesome time with a group of driven ladies and an encouraging instructor (Ms. Camille is on the foto with me).

I learned that fotos are a great method of accountability to track progress and appearance. And I basically need to stop fighting them. My goal is to do a studio class once a week. It fits in my budget and the time is set aside in my schedule. Plus, the energy from the ladies there is motivating!

How do YOU stay accountable? Are you seeing the difference in your progression fotos?

Blessings,

Mahal

“The truth is, I spend more time in the kitchen, than the gym, and that’s how I’ve gotten the results I’ve gotten.” -J.Navallo, Orange County. See? It’s what we eat!

This truth changed my perspective. I hadn’t considered how much my intake mattered.

My eyes get wide with admiration when I see these superhuman workouts. I think it’s good to see the 50/50/50, IronCowboy story with James Lawrence. He’s a modern-day endurance hero. It motivates me to think beyond my limitations.

But during lunch time and homework and errands, I probably won’t be thinking about Ironman. I’ll most likely give in to the cinnamon swirls that are easier to eat than the salad I still need to put together.

Jonathan’s words are a reminder that a few minutes of prep and minding what I put IN will make a difference in how I feel and look. It helped me to view workouts from “pushing hard” to “pushing smart.”

I am still in a fuzzy state of routines at this point in my journey. These blog posts are one way that I stay accountable and to be real candid with myself, I’m still sorting through my excuses. I know. Unhelpful. But that is my true state and it will pass.

What is your go-to health food? Mine is spinach. Lentils. Eggs. Okay, and maybe some Cholula. Please feel free to share and include it in your comments!

Blessings,

Mahal