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So, you all know that last weekend was filled with decadent DELICIOUS treats I made for my BF’s bday!! I did try as much as possible to not over eat anything…I mean, there will be other parties and I will make these treats again, so I tried to be cool about the whole thing….But if you’re trying to loose weight or loose fat or whatever your fitness goal is, you surely know that a big “food splurge” needs to be balanced with clean eating and hard workouts!!!
Well that was my week and will continue to be this week!! So, for last week, I knew I had to balance the weekend “splurge” with a few days of real Clean Eating: loads of lean proteins, loads of fruits & veggies and few complex carbs! Basically, this week I ate a lot of boiled chicken made into healthy “sandwiches” like I did in my recipe for My Way of making Chicken Sandwich, just grilled chicken with a side of hummus, lean minced meat and turkey meat made into Zucchini Boats, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, boiled eggs, healthy sweets and snacks such as a piece of Oatmeal Brownie or Fruits Covered in fat-free, sugar-free toppings such as my Chocolate Covered Strawberries or My Healthy Choco-Peanut Butter Banana, and to finish this “balancing act”, I started my mornings with a nice bright Breakfast smoothie, and I choose a lot of diuretic foods for my smoothies to help me get rid of the excess water!! My favorite breakfast drink this week was definitely the Pink Smoothie!
This is why I post so many recipes in the blog!! I believe it takes a LOT more effort to come up with healthy but delicious foods you can eat guilt-free and that are natural too!!! I have not and would not want to start taking all these pills, powders, supplements and chemicals most people take so randomly! I am worried for how those chemicals could affect my body and my metabolism and what happens when you stop taking them?? Anyways, my point is I need way more inspiration to come up with healthy recipes than to come up with a bad ass workout routine that only takes up 1 or 2 hours of the day! Nevertheless, this week I did train like a BEAST!!
I am a bit of a “Crazy Person” in this sense! I mean, I LOVE a workout that I am just dripping in sweat at the end of it!! But at the same time I don’t like going to the gym and I cannot DEAL with Boring workouts! I admire people who can go to the gym for 2-3 hours and lift weights….IT LOOKS SO BORING TO ME!! I know it has countless benefits but I simply am not one of those people! I like Wilson Kipsang’s mentality a lot better; Wilson has set the current world record for running a Marathon, he is from Kenya and in one of his interviews I remember him hearing say that he finishes marathons in about 2 hours because he wouldn’t be able to withstand running for 4 hours like the majority of people do, specially not in the Kenyan weather! The result being less time but more intensity….that’s what I try to do too!!
My sport isn’t running…I do run for fun sometimes with my dog, but what I truly LOVE is a Zumba Fitness workout!!! I had been doing this workouts through the Wii games Zumba Fitness sells, but they only come out once a year and since I’ve been doing that for over 3 years, well I needed to step it up a bit, and so about a month ago I became a Certified Zumba Fitness Instructor and now I am making my own choreographies to workout to! Because I love dancing so much most times I will start listening to a song and do a few steps and then I get really into it and next thing I know over 2 hours have passed and I am dripping in sweat after repeating my song choreographies over and over!!
This is the type of workouts you can expect from me, high intensity and routines that push My limits!
I will be posting a lot of the choreographies I’m putting together soon!! In fact, my close friend who is helping me make the videos, told me that she, who has never done a Zumba Fitness class in her LIFE, decided to just give it a shot at doing my video (which for now, only she has it since she is editing it) because it looked so catchy, easy and fun! She repeated it about 5 times until she got the steps right and she called me to tell me that she was pretty sweaty and that she had so much fun she didn’t even notice she was actually working out!!! I personally believe that in our Fitness Journeys we MUST choose workouts that “soothe the soul”, this way you won’t get bored and tired of them, you will always wanna Keep Going!!…dancing definitely does that for me! And the best part is that I don’t go to a gym for a Zumba Fitness Class I create them and do them at home!! I prefer it this way, its cheaper, its faster and I’m in control of my body and how far to the limit I want to push it. If I only have 30 mins to workout I will make a 30 min HIGH intensity workout so I get the results I want in the time I have; if I have a chilled day, I will go for medium to low intensity songs for longer; some days I will make pair songs to be a HIIT workout (High Intensity Interval Training) with high intensity songs alternated with low intensity songs.
My point is…..to get fit you don’t need anything but yourself! It doesn’t need to be boring or far or expensive; and just because you work from home it doesn’t mean you can cheat yourself of a good workout!! I have been working out from home for over 3 years now and I am the fittest and strongest I’ve ever been in my life! And I started out with simple, easy to do, affordable solutions!!
Do you have a gym membership or have you tried working out from home?? If not, Give it a try to home workouts!! You will be surprised with how effective it can be and how little money you need to spend for it!!!
Stay tuned for more recipe ideas, workout videos and everyday fashion….if I can do it…trust me, you can do it too!!!!
Start your week strong!!!!!