Workout, check! I did it!

I did my workout, whew I feel good!  The juice gave me a burst of energy too!  I wonder how many calories I consume with half a cucumber, 2 apples, 1 carrot, 3 stalks of celery and a chunk of ginger?  Workout was 7 minute walk warm up, leg work out including squats, leg press, leg extensions, abs then sauna for 10 minutes, then 20 minutes on elliptical.  I noticed that the sauna raised my heart rate so I was able to keep my heart rate above 130 for the full 20 minutes on elliptical. This is normally very hard for me to do – it takes at least 10 minutes to get it up there. So sauna before workout and then again before cardio may be a great fat burner.  Does anyone have experience with this?  If so, I would love your help.

Also, do you think you need to starve or feel hungry to drop weight?  Do you think going to bed hungry is good for weight loss or does it stall it?  I feel hungry a lot of the time. I need to make very healthy food choices. I tend to eat really healthy AND really bad!  Junk food and pizza and super healthy all in one day.  It’s such a challenge to get on the right path, but once I’m on it and see results I’m steadfast!

how long did it take you awesome fitness girls out there to start seeing results when u started really working out and eating right?  I remember when I got into excellent shape 20 years ago it seemed like after a few months it just happened overnight; like the weight disappeared and it all came together.  How long did it take you to see results?


Published by lisamarie2015

I just turned 50 and am ready to make 2020 the year of major change for myself and my family! I am a realtor, an artist and a fitness lover. I am ready to tackle some of those difficult things in life that seem to get put off and put off and see where this new road of focus and intention takes me.

8 thoughts on “Workout, check! I did it!

  1. There would be like… -50 cals in that juice. Haha, kidding! But it sounds delicious.
    In regards to feeling hungry when losing weight… Hmm. This is a hard one. What is your ultimate goal at the moment? If you’re trying to get fit/build muscle etc I don’t think hunger is a good indicator of you losing fat necessarily. Typically, your body will eat your muscle first if it thinks it’s starving. Of course fat goes too, but muscle goes a long with it unfortunately. SO if you’re trying to build, it’s a hard task because you need to have enough calories to grow and have energy but at the same wanting to create a different body composition. (lean muscle mass and body fat).

    I’m not sure if any of that was even helpful.. Haha sorry! Let me know if I can help though x


    1. Lol. Yes it is helpful! Ultimate goal is to drop the fat and have a lean and slightly muscular body. I have the base – I’ve been an athlete my whole life and have lifted on and off for years. 2 babies, age, being sedentary and too much party time have brought me to this place I’m currently at – 30 pounds overweight, high blood pressure… I have a lot of knowledge, but struggle with being hungry, especially at night, and what to eat. Any suggestions or sample diets that work for you are appreciated as well as workout tips, etc. I need to really get on track with my diet and workout and stick to it. I’m super excited to blog about the journey and share with new friends.


      1. Got it. Well I have no doubt you can lose the 30 pounds and get high blood pressure under control. 🙂

        With diet protein and fats are what will make you feel full. I respond well to a high fat lower carb diet (I have carbs pre and post workout) but otherwise stick to veggies and fruit for carbs.

        Eveyone is different and you may respond to high carb diet, but chances are you don’t. The people who do are the crazy thin, never put on weight type of people.

        I suggest eating more avocado and nuts, both have good fats that you need to feel full and for general health. Make sure you’re getting enough protein, I have 154g a day (sorry it’s metric). So meals like… 1/2 and avocado and 100-150g of chicken breast with lots of fresh vegetables. Or you can have steak, etc. Try making delicious salads too. It’s Summer here now and I’m OBSESSED with a chickpea and avocado salad, obviously I add some chicken to it for protein too.

        If you like peanut butter I suggest having it before bed with some protein of some sort (whether it’s a shake or food is up to you) so through the night/your sleep you’ll have a slow release of protein and food so you’re not hungry. 🙂


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  2. It took me a few months.. But I don’t think I was eating right for a while, I thought it was all about the exercise. Now I try to eat “clean” 90% of the time – it goes hand in hand with the exercise. Hope this helps and good luck!


  3. Wondering about the peanut butter at bed. What would you eat it with besides in a protein shake? Love the nuts and avacado idea. Thanks for the help. Sometimes I get stuck and just don’t know what is best to eat.


  4. Shoot for 5-6 small meals a day. First one within 15 minutes of waking up, then every three hours the rest of the day. Though you will need to feel hungry somewhat, starving will not work. Make each meal 1/3 protein, 1/3 complex starch (rice, sweet potato, potato) and the balance vegies. Keep the fruits to a minimum and eat the fruit, do not drink fruit juice. Use green tea in your smoothies instead of fruit juice.

    It sounds like a cliché, but abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym. Killing yourself on cardio is going to prove counterproductive.

    LOL, and I only gave you my advice because you asked. Be careful what you ask for😉

    Rock On!


    1. Thanks for the advice. You are probably right. I hope the cholesterol will lower with he dietary changes I’ve made and the massive reduction in wine consumption! I go tomorrow to get my bloodwork done so I will know the results in a couple of weeks. I love the idea of using green tea in the smoothies. Great idea!


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