Friday, April 17, 2009

Body For LIfe

A few of you already know that Matthew and I have been working really hard at changing our lifestyle and eating habits. We have been doing work-outs six days a week alternating aerobic exercise with weight training. For aerobics, I've been walking with a little jogging and every since I bought Matthew roller blades for his birthday, he's been rollerblading up and down our street. Our goals with eating include both controlling our portion size and cutting sugar and fats. We eat six smaller meals a day with each meal consisting of a good protein and a whole grain carb or fruit. Vegetables must be included with at least two meals, and we've been trying to do more. One day a week (usually Sunday or Monday) is our "free day". On this day we forget all the rules. We eat whatever we want and don't work-out. Of course, by the end of the day we are exhausted and stuffed.

I think it's pretty obvious that we did not think up all this on our own. We are, for the most part, following Bill Phillips books Body For Life and Eating For Life. I say "for the most part" because we have been incorporating some yoga stretches and pilates into our routine and we don't buy his supplements or use artificial sweeteners.

We started on February 9 and to date Matthew has lost 21 pounds and I have lost 15 pounds. We are so excited at how well it's been going and how dedicated we've really been at making this for life and not just a few weeks.


Melrose said...

yaaayyy!!! go figure I check right after a recent update! I am so happy for you both, congrats so much on your dedication and results. I know first hand from watching my husband the extreme discipline and dedication it takes to work at something like that and stick with it. Your body and future pregnancies will thank you. I hope all else is well and that your kids are healthy and happy!

Melrose said...

lol, ok so i just realized it said "april" instead of June :D well, I suppose that could still be considered recent :)