I’m ready to BRING IT. After spending most of Vinnie’s infancy on the couch nursing and pumping and eat and resting to get my milk supply up, I have to make up for lost time. My muscles turned to mush and my eating habits shifted to keep my calories high. In the last couple months I’ve picked up my workouts again – and things are feeling great. I’ve just finished weaning (AMEN. HALLELUJAH.) so I can return to my regular diet.
This is great timing. I’m also coaching 33 of my local clients in our Spring Flingin’ Fat Loss program. So I’m working hard right along with them. And, I’m SO READY to feel great in my own skin again, especially with summer rapidly approaching.
So, what’s a girl to do to get her body in tip top shape for summer? It’s a matter of commitment – commitment to a few things. Here’s what my clients and I are doing to get lean and mean for the summer:
1. Wonderful Workouts
Commit to a workout schedule. Get in 4-5 workouts a week. They don’t need to be long. If you’re working hard and doing the kinds of workouts in our FHM programs, 20-30 minutes is completely acceptable.
2. Cut the crap
Cut out junk food and foods that don’t fuel you. This includes unnecessary snacking, eating off your kids’ plates, indulging for no reason, mindless eating.
3. Going Green
Eat greens at every chance. Loading up on greens, and all vegetables, for that matter, will fill you up and keep you full. Additionally, these extra nutrients will kick up your energy. Add spinach to your smoothies, saute greens for lunch/dinner, roast a bunch of veggies or dinner, snack on raw veggies throughout the day.
4. Protein Power
Make sure you get in a good source of protein with each and every meal and snack. This will keep your blood sugar well regulated, keep you energized and decrease sugar cravings. Excellent protein sources: lean meats/poultry, wild fish, eggs, nuts/seeds, nut butters, plain Greek yogurt, cottage cheese.
5. Badass Behavior
Move through your day with confidence and conviction. See yourself as strong and powerful – because YOU ARE. Seeing yourself this way will help you make choices that reflect your goals, like choosing a healthy lunch, because you’re worth it, instead of succumbing to the pizza in the break room or the Pirate’s Booty on your kid’s tray.
6. Pick a Program
Following a program is MUCH easier than making up your own as you go. Find an exercise program that works for you. All our programs are on sale for Mother’s Day. They all come with follow along workout videos and full meal plans – a complete blueprint for you! You can find all our programs here.
Regardless of what program you use to get ready for summer . . . FIND A PLAN. FOLLOW IT. DO IT FOR YOU. BE AMAZING.