Back in February after we got our income tax return, I decided it was time to get in shape once and for all. So, I purchased this elliptical machine ... the Proform Hybrid Trainer. It's actually an elliptical machine and recumbent bike in one, but I only ever use the elliptical portion.
I've been using it ever since and I love it!
I've been exercising 5-6 days a week using this elliptical, and then 3 days a week or so I've been running in the evenings. Although I haven't done much running in the past month or so, I will be getting back to it soon because in September I'd like to run my first 5K! The Color Vibe in Manassas.
I don't believe in fad diets or shakes. I believe in changing the way one eats to have a healthy diet and a fair amount of exercise. To me, that's the only way to lose weight and stay in shape. It's been a slow process, and I'm still not where I want to be, but since February (6 months) I've lost 22 lbs and 1 pant/shirt size. I've slowly been changing my diet and so far have completely cut out diet soda. I only drink water (or juice in the morning some times). Once in awhile if I have a bad headache I'll have a few sips of regular coke for the caffeine, but for the most part I only drink water. I've been eating smaller portions and have switched to all whole grains. My main issue now? Chocolate. It's the devil, I swear!
I keep track of my workouts and progress using My Fitness Pal. If anyone wants to join me, send me a request via their website! We can cheer each other on!