I worked out, pretty much Wednesday-Sunday. It was tough getting my butt to the gym everyday but I feel stronger today then when I first started. it was frustrating at first, because I am not lifting as heavy as I am use to but i know Ill work my way up to where I was before. It takes time.
As for my weight, that is going down really slow, I have only lost one pound. 
This is frustrating and I am not going to lie, I felt I had a decent diet. I did give in and eat cheese one day and maybe had two many Brazilian nuts (I love nuts) but I do not think it was that big of a deal. Today I feel like I am back on track. I decided to start writing down my meals, that will help me see what I have been eating and where there is room for improvement.
We shall see what happens next week, until now goodbye.



Week 1, Day 1

Like I mentioned in the previous post I started doing the Livefit training from bodybuilding.com.It is a 12 week 3 phase program that is tough but keeps me going. The program starts very basic working out 4 days a week with only a few exercises each day. Each day you work on a different body part, therefore for a beginner it is not to challenging. Plus, you start out just doing weight training no cardio. I skipped week 1 and 2 because it is too basic and started with week 3 as my week 1. I will still do a total of 12 weeks I will just extend Week 3-4 for 3 weeks instead of 2, and so on. I also added cardio although I am still in the first phase, the first phase has no cardio ( the phases one includes week 1-4, phase 2 includes week 5-8 and phase 3 includes week 9-12), but I am doing it anyways. Today was not to extraneous I walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes at an incline of 15-18%, so it was challenging.
This is a sample of the workout:

I added other exercises because I feel this is too few but I also made a rookie mistake...I lifted to much too soon. But it's okay I made sure to stretch for a long time. I hope I can walk tomorrow.
All I need was to get started and I did. Tomorrow will be day 2 and I am also going rock climbing ;).


The Plan

"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail..."- Dr. Oz
I am not sure if this quote originates from Oz but that is where I heard it from and this is so true. Therefore I need a plan.First of all, I am going to be doing both weight training and cardio. I truly enjoy weight training and I feel so strong afterwards, it is rewarding. I found a weight training plan from bodybuilding.com:

 The whole program is online and it includes meals and a supplement list. It is a 12 week program that I plan on following. As for the meals I will be following along except I have decided to give up wheat and grains. Therefore all my carbs will be coming from vegetables only.
On a side note I have been reading the book:
The wheat belly by Williams Davis is a very interesting book about how our food has changed over the years and it is not what it use to be. I am not done with the book but I plan to finish soon. My diet will consist of lean protein like chicken, and turkey. It will also have good fats like avocado, salmon and lots and lots of veggies but potatoes and carrots (starchy veggies) will be eliminated for at least one month.

As for me today I weigh in at 137.3pounds, I am 5'5. You might be thinking this is normal and it is, but I am not trying to be stick thin or anything like that, I am getting healthy and toning up and that is my goal.My weigh ins will be every Monday and Friday. I will have post and pictures on how I am progressing. First picture will be posted on today, a little later. I want to post at least one picture/post a week for the next 12 weeks.

New Beginnings

I only have very few followers therefore most likely you didn't notice but I deleted all the old post and decided to start a new.
Why you might ask?........
Well, I felt embarrassed about all the old post. Looking back, I realized this endless cycle of yo-yo dieting and overeating. I find this in many of the other blogs I follow, with people trying to lose weight. I am not alone and neither are you. Sometimes it is hard to depart from the foods we like and enjoy and I am living proof of that. I eat healthy for one week and then go back to there or four days of unhealthy eating (or at least a weekend). It is both bad for me, my body and my mind.
So back to why I deleted my blog, I deleted it because I hope to change this this bad cycle I adopted, I am starting a anew.
Other changes
I am giving my blog a title, I still have not figured out what it should be. Any suggestions?