I think I found my new workout idol. This beautiful girl (she’s 29) named Kelsey has had an amazing transformation. Over the course of five years, the beautiful Kelsey went from 175 lbs to 135 lbs with a sensible exercise and workout plan. From the looks of it, Kelsey followed the typical weight lifter diet plan: six meals a day, lean meat, veggies and complex carbohydrates with no alcohol or sugar. Her exercise plan is working out six days a week. Four days of p.m. weight training with six days of a.m. cardio. That’s pretty hardcore. But she looks incredible!
Granted, Miss Kelsey has obviously never had children and I wonder if she has any other job besides fitness competitions now…
But, in all honesty, this body is achievable. Even for a 36 year old, baby bearing chick like me. I have found that I definitely do well with the early morning workouts. While getting up at 6 a.m. sucks pretty damn bad, it seems to be the only way I can be consistent. Because we all know consistency is the key to success in everything, especially weight loss.
So, last week I did run three days in a row. That’s a big deal to me. It was a total of 5.5 miles. And then the weekend happened and I gave my diet plan the big ol’ finger. Dipped in cheese. With a gallon of wine. I’ve come to realize that I can handle the exercise part. I love to lift weights. I love to get all sweaty and not be able to walk for two days due to muscle fatigue. But I also love food. A lot. Not to excess, but I’m not a fan of lettuce.
So herein lies the rub. I need to find a way to cut the fat and calories from my diet. As a 5’1″ almost 40 year old, I can only eat about 1200 calories a day to keep from putting on weight. That’s about three glasses of wine for me. For real.
I worked out Monday on the treadmill for 40 minutes. I kept my calories down – and my Viongier consumption up :-/ Oh well. I’m hoping to be down two lbs by the end of this week. My next goal is to be down 10 lbs by the time I go to Arizona the second week of August. It’s lofty, I know. But I’m hopeful I can keep my food in check for the next five weeks and see some results.
Wish me luck!