So, 156 Days on Isagenix and I’ve lost:
61.1lbs, 61.25″ and 10% body fat! Woot! 😊
I’ve also started my 2nd Isabody Challenge. Killed the first with 40lbs and 38″ lost, so I’ve started my second. With nothing to lose but more weight, it’s a great way to stay accountable and motivated! There’s also a great Challenge community on Facebook who are nothing but supportive and helpful.
I have also realized I haven’t used any antacid or Advil since starting Isa in January as it is no longer necessary!
I have discovered the joy of the non-food reward. When I hit 50lbs lost, I decided to reward myself with non-food items from Kate Spade (always wanted a Kate Spade bag). So, I took advantage of her “surprise sale” that was online at the end of May. I wouldn’t have paid retail for these and was lucky enough to get pieces in black!
Now for some recipes (aka food porn with mediocre photos)!
As usual, most of these were posted on MyFitnessPal Blog:
Next up: Garlic Butter Shrimp and Quinoa
Why it doesn’t look like the picture in the recipe:
- I used black & gold organic quinoa from PC Organics
- I used too much quinoa (rookie mistake in measuring)
- I added cucumbers (because everything tastes better with cucumbers)
In closing, I wanted to address exercise. When I started Isa in January, I didn’t exercise for my first month on the program/system. I just wanted to see if I could handle the nutritional plan before I added anymore factors. But since February I’ve been maintaining a Monday – Friday regimen in the morning before work. Nothing too onerous. Now I think it’s worth pushing yourself especially if you’re only going to work out for about 20-30 minutes at a high intensity so I’ve been doing Jillian Michaels DVDs at home in the morning.
Started with Beginner Shred,
Then progressed to 30-Day Shred…
After I’m finished my month of those, I’ll do Ripped in 30
I really have reevaluated how I exercise. Back in the day (when I was fitter), I would spend 1-3 hours at the gym 3-4 days a week. I was doing too much cardio, not enough weights/strength building and the occasional class and I wasn’t seeing the results I am today.
I truly believe in the value of high intensity interval training (aka HIIT), and Jillian’s 3-2-1 interval system is essentially that and right up my alley. I don’t pay attention to her diet/nutritional plan as Isagenix is right for me, but she doesn’t mess around with her workouts and she gets you results.
So if you can manage to push yourself for 20-30 minutes and don’t want to bother with a gym membership, I’d recommend her stuff. You’ll only need a yoga/exercise mat and a couple of hand weights to get started.
And if you can’t handle what she dishes out, just get out and walk! A Fitbit is a great motivator and accessory for fitness walking or casual walking, you name it!
And always remember: