My 5 wk. clean eating & fitness results PLUS a Nutrasumma feature and GIVEAWAY!!
Published August 14, 2013
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As most of you may already know who follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, I started a strict clean eating workout plan that includes 6 super clean meals a day, three of which are Nutrasumma Pea Protein shakes. The pea protein is phenomenal and is so clean! I love that it is also gluten and dairy free (most flavors are dairy free). I took whey protein for a long time but am finding that I do much better with this pea protein. The fact that there are no artificial sweeteners and the ingredients are things I can read, makes it even better.
When you look at the results below. Please know that I have had two babies. The first I gained 50 lbs. and the second I gained 60 lbs. They are 2 and 4 now but as with most moms, losing all the weight and especially that stubborn tummy have been tough but I am FINALLY starting to see my abs again! 😉 Here are my 5 week results so far…
For my meals, I am eating LOTS of lean protein (like over 140 grams a day) and tons of greens. I also eat certified gluten free oats every morning and brown or wild rice, sweet potatoes, beans or lentils at lunch and dinner. I also enjoy good fats like raw or natural peanut butter daily and a little coconut oil, nuts or Vegenaise on occasion. Here is what a sample day looks like for me.
3 egg whites plus 1 whole egg
1/3 c. dry certified gluten-free oatmeal measure then cooked
1 tsp. Peanut Butter
**You can use stevia to sweeten your oatmeal if you would like. You can also use 1/2 scoop of flavored protein powder in it as well, but if you do that, only drink another 1/2 for meal 2.
1 scoop protein shake (or half if you already did half at meal 1)
1/3 c berries of your choice or an apple
1 tsp. Peanut Butter
Vitamins-daily recommended dose on the bottle (multivitamin, calcium, good quality fish oil and evening primrose oil)
4 oz. chicken, fish or lean lunchmeat
1 c. nutrient dense GREEN veggies (peas don’t count 😉
1/2 c. brown or wild rice, lentils, beans or 4 oz. sweet potato
18 raw almonds or 1 T. peanut, almond or sunflower butter
*I HIGHLY recommend Nutrasumma for your protein powder since many of the others are filled with junk. Allow yourself ONE cheat meal a week that is UNDER 1,300 calories and replaces one of your non-protein shake meals. Remember ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN!!! You can work your behind off, but if you don’t eat clean 95% of the time, you will not achieve great results.
stevia to taste (4-6 drops liquid stevia-I like Sweet Leaf brand)
1 heaping cup of raw spinach
For my fitness I do 20-30 minutes of high intensity interval training or HIIT a day. HIIT is when you alternate between high intensity and low intensity. This can be done not only for cardio but also for weight training. What a HIIT workout looks like: 30 seconds of sprinting followed by 60-90 seconds of walking. This is optimal for burning fat PLUS it takes less time to do. Get that heart rate up high on your high intensity portions then bring it back down for the low intensity. On a bike, this would look like 30 seconds of pedaling as fast as you can with high resistance then bringing the resistance down and doing an easy pedal stroke for 60-90 seconds. Again, you can use this for elliptical, swimming, dancing and anything else you would like.
In addition to that cardio, I also do 45-60 minutes of HEAVY weight training & abs. We are talking max weights for repetitions but repeated more times. So instead of 15/12/8/8 reps, I do 6/6/6/8/6/6 but ALL at the most weight I can lift. Each workout, I increase my weight as I gain muscle and increase my strength. About 10-15 minutes of my 45-60 is spent on abs. With eating clean, abs exercises can give you those chiseled abs you’ve been wanting. Just remember one VERY important thing…keep your chin and chest open when on the floor doing crunch style exercises. Also, don’t pull your neck when your hands under behind the head. Truly use your core to complete the exercise. If you can’t, modify with bent knees.
I graduated from Arizona State University in Exercise and Health Wellness. I absolutely love dancing more than anything but am also a Pilates, cycling and aqua aerobics fanatic so I like to mix up my fitness schedule with classes like these whenever I can. Fitness should be fun so make sure that you find the things that make you excited to get up off the couch then go for it!!
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*Please note that I am NOT a doctor. I take no responsibility for your results. You are the only one who is capable of achieving your fitness goals. Also, I was not paid to write this feature. These are my opinions and my opinions alone. I was provided with free product for review purposes.