My Ultimate Goal:
To go from that “skinny blonde girl” to that “healthy toned/fit girl!”
Today I finally reached week 3 of Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution, and I’m so excited with my hard earned progress!
I didn’t realize just how much more toned I’ve become, until I put week 1 and week 3’s pictures back-to-back! I’ve come pretty far in 2 weeks, however, I’m still not anywhere near where I want to be.
At the end of this 90 day challenge from Jillian Michaels, I plan on being one blonde-toned-fit-machine!
Looking at this back-to-back photo, it is incredible what the combination of eating healthy and working out can do.
My Eating Habits:
In the last two weeks, i’ve been sticking to my 80/20 diet: 80% healthy food, 20% freedom (what ever I want to eat.) I begin EVERY morning with a fruit smoothie & eat CONSTANTLY throughout the day (making sure to have purse snacks on me at all times.)
Breakfast- Eat like a Queen (or a King) *Two glasses of water*
Lunch- Eat like a Princess (or a Prince) *1-2 glasses of water
Dinner- Eat like a pauper *1-2 glasses of water (sometimes a snack, depending on what time I’ve eaten dinner. I also like to get in an extra glass of water if it’s early enough before bed.)
Blogging won’t magically get you fit- EARN IT:
Let me make this clear guys, health blogging is great… but I didn’t begin to form these muscles by sitting on my computer reblogging pictures of fruit and toned butts… If you want to see positive changes, you have to sat goals, and take steps to complete them. You have to break bad habits and make positive changes in your daily life. If I can do it, so can you.
15 days down, 75 days of the video left!
I’m so lucky that I have a workout partner that I’m in love with, doing this 90 day Body Revolution with me!
My boyfriend Bryan is in the Marines and lives an hour away from me… but that doesn’t stop us from working out together.
He texted me this picture today of him doing Week 2 Workout 1-
It made me shamefully giggle, because his weights are SO much bigger then mine hahaha. Actually, I take that shameful giggle back… a Marine BETTER have bigger weights then a 100lb blonde! His arms are WAY bigger then mine, and that’s okay with me haha. I just want to be toned :)
Anyway, if you don’t have a workout partner, I absolutley encourage you to go out on a hunt for one. Convince your boyfriend or BFF to start a workout challenge with you, it’s lots of fun!
Today I’m starting WEEK 3 of Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution and I’m terrified!!!
The first two weeks were NOT a piece of cake, but I got through them and survived. Logically, I’ll be able to survive the new series of week 3 videos right?
Bring it on Jillian, you’ve got nothing on me!
(…except like 850958095 pound of pure muscle.)
I’m getting there though.
cross your fingers for me that I don’t pass out haha
The true question of life
I’d like to add a boiling water minute, or the minute RIGHT before class gets out!
AHHH I can’t believe I made it this far, it feels like time has just FLOWN by. 11 days may not seem like a long time to you, but TRUST ME, if you’re in Jillian Michael’s hands- it’s an intense 11 days!
I’m so close to being at the 2 week mark, and then I’ll post a 2 week progress pictures so you guys can see the abs/arm development. I’ve gotten SO many requests for progress pictures that I’m giving in, so get excited! I think after this, I’ll post pictures at the end of every month.
Since Body Revolution is 90 days long, you’ll get to see how my body has developed from start to finish. I’m excited to see them back to back myself! If only I had my own pink bedazzled time machine, I’d fast forward to 90 days and see what I’ll look like.
Keep your fingers crossed that I make it there!
As of now, I’ve only had to miss ONE day (which is okay, because sometimes life happens) but I’m still going strong :)
Look forward to my second 2 recipes a week Summer Challenge recipe coming soon!
I made Sauteed Zucchini and Yellow Squash Stacks, with Mozzarella and balsamic drizzle. Doesn’t that name just make your mouth water?
Today’s Fitspirational salad TO-GO!
Check out this delicious salad I’m eating at college right now, that I pre-made last night!
PS like my nail color??!!
It’s Tiffany Blue :)
What’s in my salad today:
And incredibly delicious organic Olive Oil vinegarette dressing!
It took a total of 5 minutes to put it together last night.
This is what I call “FAST FOOD”
During our Post-Workout-Protein-Smoothie-Session from my last post, I spotted a sign that stated all the INCREDIBLE health benefits of Acai berries!!
Of course I just had to take a picture and share it on my health blog. Read it!! (Don’t mind my PINK reflection hahaha)
OH MY GOSH, I need to start eating these babies by the gallon!
I’m going to see if there are any great smoothie recipes that include Acai Berries, if you have tried any and love it- Message Me Here!
If I post you’re recipe, don’t worry, you’ll get credit :)
Hope everyone is having a fabulously-fit day haha
Going to start screaming this at the top of my lungs at the gym when my quads are in pain!!!
I think this quote is REALLY important to remember when you’re in the gym.
A lot of girls freak themselves out about going to the gym. They think that everyone is watching them workout, and judging them on their bodies.
But guess what? IT’S ALL IN THEIR IMAGINATION!!!
Remember, everyone is at the gym to FOCUS on improving THEMSELVES. In all my time at the gym, (and yes I have spent a LOT of time there working out and taking immense amounts of classes) I have never once seen someone sitting around doing nothing but judging another person.
People at the gym go into their own little world, I know because I’m one of them!
This may hurt to hear but… STOP BEING SO SELF CENTERED!!!
No one at the gym is taking their precious time to care about your muffin top that peeks over your yoga pants, or that extra pooch you have going on!
You are there to be better than you used to be. To make positive changes JUST like everyone else.
Yes, you may still say, ” But Brittany, I really do think they’re judging me…” and if they are judging you and looking at you… WHO CARES!!!
Use that as motivation to be EVEN BETTER, and workout EVEN HARDER!
Let the gym be your happy place, not a place where you let your self conscious mind intimidate you.
Fabulous “Purse Snack”!!!
If you’re new to my blog, and don’t know what a “Purse snack” is- it is a snack that I recommend EVERYONE has with them at all times! Anything healthy that you can pop in a snack bag and slip into your purse to keep you energized throughout the day!
To see more purse snacks, go to my SNACK PAGE!
I know Green Tea is so good for you, but I can’t help but taste toothpaste every time I put it in my mouth. I really really want to like it!
Any suggestions on how to lose the toothpaste taste??
YES, even ladies lift weights!!!
Don’t ever been intimidated to go over into the “Guy Zone” of the gym. Just because it is usually filled with guys lifting weights, doesn’t mean it has to stay like that!
Come on ladies, let’s pick up the weights and earn some muscles! Take your pink yoga pants and sports bras over there and lift your fabulous butt off!
Royal Fit Couple!
Those who exercise together, stay together <3