Its been exactly 6 weeks since I started doing P90X! And although I can say I have lost a lot of weight and inches, I can’t give P90X all the credit! These last two weeks especially have been hard for me.
I didn’t follow the “high protein low carb” diet as well as I should have and I didn’t work out ONE DAY during the last week of PHASE 1; which is supposed to be the time to switch things up, including your food and workout routine, so that your body has to work harder.
Of course, I lost all my baby weight after my first pregnancy by doing P90X too but I wasn’t near as dedicated as I was this time around.
I think the KEY for me has been making small daily changes in my lifestyle, nutrition, and fitness. I am partnering with McDonald’s on their Wholesome Choices Blogger Program! Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my own tips and ideas for making more wholesome choices in your every day life.
Here are 5 things that made a HUGE difference for me….
1. I workout now, which before was not existent. (20 minutes is better than 0 minutes)
2. I drink more water, less coke.
3. I ONLY eat when I’m hungry,
4. and ONLY eat enough to satisfy me. (portion control) <– That one was important for me.
5. EAT breakfast!
I eat breakfast everyday. I cannot function without food in the morning. I’m lucky enough to be able to cook breakfast at home but if you’re working and in a hurry, you can still pick up a healthy filling breakfast.
McDonald’s offers a variety of whole-grain oatmeal choices on its breakfast menu, available all day. The Fruit & Maple Oatmeal and the Apple Cinnamon Walnut Oatmeal are both 100% natural whole grain oats, rich in fiber and freshly prepared for you.
I am proud to say in these last few weeks, I’ve dropped enough pounds to be back to my pre-baby weight! Things don’t look like they did pre-baby; no amount of weight loss will rid me of theses stretch marks, but we can’t have it all!
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McDonald’s partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in its “Wholesome Choices” Blogger Program. As part of that program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products used, and believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. McDonald’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.