Module No. 15
Ahhhhh, I can’t believe it’s almost been 8 weeks already! Isn’t it crazy to think about all you have learned in this time? Though overwhelming at times, allowing yourself the opportunity to fully absorb this information can be truly life changing. You are with your body for your whole life, so studying and understanding it is deeply empowering on many levels.
So, there’s something I want you to ask yourself carefully…
Are you really giving this your best shot?
Let me tell you, the amount of people who seem to self-sabotage by not fully dedicating themselves to life changes like this is HUGE, and it’s my mission to make sure you are not one of them. So, I want you to consider some of the things mentioned below if you feel you haven’t seen/felt the transformation you’ve been looking for in this given time…
You’re not really tracking all your food
Yeah, you track your food, but that doesn’t include the few spoonful’s’ here and there. Those random bites of tomorrow’s lunch, a coworker’s leftover chips, etc. These bites seem harmless, but they unfortunately ADD UP. In fact, much of the time between 300-500 calories of extra food is consumed through mindless bites!
You’re eating fake ‘healthy’ foods
We built this program around whole-foods for a reason. Your body recognizes whole foods, it knows how to digest them, and they are its friend! Adding in too many ‘healthy’ processed foods (gluten free chips, fiber one brownies, 100 cal snack packs) is an easy way to wreak havoc on your gut and stall progress in your fat-loss goals.
You’re not lifting heavy
Something I think get’s lost in all this diet and lifestyle change is the thought that as long as you’re lifting weights, you’ll be good. Well let me tell you, the woman in the gym who doesn’t break a sweat and stops when she feels the ‘burn’ isn’t going to end up with a strong healthy body. Your muscles need to be over-loaded; they WANT to be pushed to grow! Adding intensity to your weight-lifting session is a good thing especially when you’re newer and not sure how much to push.
You’re binge eating on healthy foods
Okay you’re probably confused by this title, but what I mean is you’re overdoing it on those ‘free’ veggies and high volume foods. I’ve recognized this in myself years ago and in clients over the past years. Those who seek a feeling of extreme fullness (maybe past behavior) will overdo portions of lower calorie healthier foods, to get the same temporary comfort.
You have unrealistic expectations
Let’s be real…those 30-day hardcore diets and detoxes will quickly shed some initial weight you want to lose, but we both know it will just come back again. Short term solutions = long-term problem. Seeking the long- term solution requires patience, and realistic demands of your body. This is something you must see as your new way of life, so learning to enjoy it is incredibly important, and I promise results will come.
If you feel like you resonate with one of these, it’s quite simple what to do. Stop mulling the situation over and over again in your mind, and instead act on it. Take your first step today to get back to demanding more of yourself and fully giving this your best yet.
Any-who, let’s talk about what comes next in your journey.
So, you’ve been measuring your food and tracking it for a bit now which is awesome! Though I’m sure you’re curious what the next step is. The transition to come next would most definitely be transitioning from measuring with cups/tbsps. Into using a food scale (uses oz./grams). However, this topic as a whole opens up a new realm of information and adjustments to be made that would be impossible to cover in the next week, so we will introduce that in our upcoming Intermediate Program.
In this upcoming program we will also educate you on how to determine the calories/macronutrients for your body type and specific goals. Why? Because all too often we rely on a website or formula to tell us what our body needs, however this is often wrong. We want to further empower you to understand your body and in turn, take control of your health and fitness and forever abandon to victim mentality of feeling lost in the world of health and fitness!
Recipe For the Week
Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl
(Great Post Workout Meal for the Sweet Tooth in You)
- 1 small frozen banana (~80g)
- ½ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- ½ cup Apple Sauce (unsweetened)
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- Cinnamon to taste
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ scoop protein of choice (vanilla works well)
- Very complicated here….put all in high speed blender and puree until smooth and creamy : )
Yield: 1 servings (287 calories per serving) Fat/Carb/Protein = 3F/40C/25P
Learn More on YouTube
If you have questions about the training programming checkout out growing YouTube channel, TheOMNIFIT2016 (also linked in the Connect With Us section below). We are still in the process getting all of the videos that correspond to the program loaded, but will be able to help you with the exercises through the Facebook Group if it is needed.
Thank you so much for trusting us to guide you on your journey! We are excited to grow with you.
LEILA NAGHSHINEH Program Coach at The Omnifit
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