3 Things I Do to Get Leaner & Back on Track!
Ugh!! Whose been feelin’ the effects of closed-gyms, no travel, no eating out, and pretty much being confined to the house? Me too! I can hear my skinny-jeans screaming “Oh not you don’t!!” The stress, boredom and loss of “normal life” has lead a lot of us to eat more, indulge in a lil’ too much comfort food – and lag on the workouts. The result…. yup. Weight gain and just not feeling good about yourself. I’m right there with ya. Truth.
Now Let’s Plan the Work and Work the Plan.
Ok, what’s done is done. Everyone falls off the “Fitness Wagon” sometimes – I don’t care how dedicated and fit they are. It happens. Whether it’s putting everyone else first and forgetting about YOU or just an overly indulgent vacay – it happens. That’s life. The key is to pull it together, re-focus and get back on track. That means Plan the Work, then Work the Plan.
This 7-Day, 3 Action-Item Plan is my Personal Plan – and I want to share!
What it is:
3 simple Diet & Exercise tweaks that you implement over a 7-Day period, in order to do 4 things:
1. Drop a few pounds, fast
3. Reset your palette to healthier cravings
4. Jumpstart your workout schedule
They’re super easy to do and at the end of the 7-days, not only will you look and feel lighter – but you’ll feel completely re-energized, motivated and back on track.
What it is Not:
It is NOT about starvation, crash dieting, drinking only some weird concoction for a week – or anything like that. I DON’T believe in starving yourself or crash dieting – it’s not sustainable and it’s flat out unhealthy.
This is just about tightening up your diet and exercise to help get you back on track and leaner, in a short time period. 7-days!
The 7-Day Plan
#1 CUT CARBS
Eliminate all Starchy Carbs. That means no Rice, Potatoes, Pasta, Bread, Grains, Crackers, Oatmeal or Beans. Opt Instead for: Fresh Veggies and Greens, Seafood, Lean Meat, some Dairy, Limited “good fats” like olive oil, nuts, avocado and finally limited fresh fruit.
EXAMPLE – One of my typical days:
Breakfast: Scrambled egg whites + 1 whole egg, with sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives & sprinkle of feta cheese.
Snack: Protein shake.
Lunch: Tuna Salad with lots of Baby spinach, Red Bell Pepper, Avocado, Cucumber and Lemon Vinaigrette. OR Chicken Pesto Caprese
Dinner: Broiled Salmon & Roasted brussel sprouts seasoned with salt and pepper.
Help with HEALTHY RECIPE Ideas: There are (53) Healthy, No-sugar, Easy Recipes in my “28-Day California Sugar Cleanse” Book. I highly recommend it for healthy & yummy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snack ideas.
#2 DAILY CARDIO
Daily 20-Minute Cardio-Blast. Not only does CARDIO burn calories & kick-start your metabolism – it also reduces stress hormones and stimulates the production of mood-enhancing endorphins so you feel like a champ! Any type of cardio you like – it’s your choice. And of course you can do it anytime of day – I just happen to prefer mornings.
Try a few of my Cardio Workouts, if you like. Easy to follow and super effective:
15-Minute CARDIO FAT BURNER
20-Minute CARDIO BLAST
30-Minute FLAT TUMMY & ROUND BOOTY
# 3 SIP SKINNY WATER
2-Days of SKINNY WATER, infused with Lemon, Cucumber, Ginger & Mint, it tastes like you’re at the Spa! You don’t have to drink it the entire 7-days, just the first 2. It’s full of Anti-Inflammatory properties and helps to reduce Bloat. Plus, drinking more water is great for skin & will keep you feeling full.
Whip up a batch of it (the Recipe makes 2-days worth) and just sip on it over the next 2-days instead of regular water.
OH – and ummm, no alcohol! Coffee, Tea – totally fine in addition to your SKINNY WATER, but no alcohol. Sad face 😉
SKINNY WATER is full of Anti-Inflammatory properties and helps to reduce Bloat.
That’s it ladies! That’s my “secret sauce” plan that I’ve used forever, when I want to get back on track or just drop a few. Try – and let me know how you like it! 😉
xoxo – Shelli
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