Raise your hand if you are already sick of hearing ” New Year, New You.”? Both my hands are waving in the air. I am all about a resolution, and ways to better myself. But cmon, the new year ain’t bringing a new me. The change you want comes from within, and getting your body in tip top shape ain’t a new you.
Well, if you read my article on Consumerhealthdigest.com, then you know that I am pretty serious about my resolutions. I take advantage of a new calendar year to improve the things in my life that I want to improve on. This passed year I decided to hit the gym and workout. This year I am stepping it up a little more….. I am doing a high protein diet….. Yes, I am scared….. I love food, scratch that, I love sweets. Like, the fat kid in Willy Wonka. I could spend an entire day with my face at the bottom of a donut box. I am blessed with a fast metabolism to afford me the fat treats that I so love, but my body wasn’t fit or lean. So after spending the last 6 months in the gym daily, I decided to up the factor.
I am extremely lucky to have met some new fitness people, and one of them being a trainer. He graciously supplied a fitness routine and meal plan for me to follow. Yesterday was the first day of my new ” diet “. I have been following the fitness regime and it’s been kicking my butt, I thought I was in pretty decent shape, but this routine quickly showed me all the muscles I have been neglecting.
So, lets dig into the nitty gritty of my very bland, very high protein meal plan. I am eating 6….. yes, I said 6, times a day. When I first read that my eyes popped out of my head! This is coming from the chick who eats 2 meals and 1 snack a day. I was upping my intake by 50% and eating food that I never thought I would eat at 10am. This whole diet is bland, and as I am half way into day 2, going to be hard to implement for 3 whole months. But, I am no quitter, so chicken and oatmeal BRING IT ON!
I will say that last-night when I consumed my 6th and final meal, I was eyeing the birthday cake ice cream in my freezer. But the over achiever in me wouldn’t allow me to give up on a goal. So there I was at 8:30pm watching LIVEPD eating 6 hard boiled egg whites. The first 2 eggs were good, I actually love hard boiled eggs, but damn….. By the last 4 eggs I felt like I was on Fear Factor, and I was holding back the gagging feeling. I felt like I won $1million dollars after choking that last egg down.
Let me just say this; Chicken, rice, oatmeal, protein shakes, and almonds are about to my new best-friends…… Ill keep you posted with weekly updates on how the diet is effecting me. I will be the guinea pig for everyone!