jenifersbody
jenifersbody:

Transformation Tuesday: Skinny ———————-> Fit July ‘12/ July ‘14
Sometimes it’s hard to see how far I’ve come until I actually look at pictures of myself and then I am convinced. Pictures have really helped guide me and gauge how I’m progressing over time. Exactly two years ago, I was a vegetarian and an avid runner, I had no strength and no muscles. It seemed like everywhere I went and everyone I came across would point out how skinny I was. It made me extremely self conscious and uncomfortable. I finally decided to make a change in the late summer of 2012 when I began bodybuilding with a friend who soon after became my boyfriend. I trained hard, I ate consciously but relaxed. I dreamed about being a bodybuilding competitor one day and here I am, two years later, getting ready for my third competition. It hasn’t been easy and I wouldn’t want it to be. But believe me, following your dreams is worth it. If I can do it, so can you.

jenifersbody:

Transformation Tuesday: Skinny ———————-> Fit July ‘12/ July ‘14

Sometimes it’s hard to see how far I’ve come until I actually look at pictures of myself and then I am convinced. Pictures have really helped guide me and gauge how I’m progressing over time. Exactly two years ago, I was a vegetarian and an avid runner, I had no strength and no muscles. It seemed like everywhere I went and everyone I came across would point out how skinny I was. It made me extremely self conscious and uncomfortable. I finally decided to make a change in the late summer of 2012 when I began bodybuilding with a friend who soon after became my boyfriend. I trained hard, I ate consciously but relaxed. I dreamed about being a bodybuilding competitor one day and here I am, two years later, getting ready for my third competition. It hasn’t been easy and I wouldn’t want it to be. But believe me, following your dreams is worth it. If I can do it, so can you.

boca-inspired

boca-inspired:

BREAKFAST

Whenever you wake up, i strongly suggest eating breakfast. This is what gets you fueled up for the day and it’s also very unhealthy for you not to eat it daily. Some good examples are,
- special K cereal with a banana or apple
- cup of yogurt with fruit
- bowl of fruit, yogurt, grains mixed
- cup full of a variety of fruit
- just a banana or apple, etc.
- fruits and veggies mixed into a smoothie. (Add frozen banana to make it nice and thick)
- kiwi, grapes, banana, apple, mango, pomegranate seeds, raspberries, blackberries, etc.
- whole grain toast
Make sure that your fruits are clean before eating them!
Some drinks to go with are,
- water
- milk
- juices
- fruit or veggie smoothie


SNACKS

I love eating and having snacks have to be so exciting, especially whenever they are great snacks. I myself love to make my food perfect before eating it because thats just the way i am. So definitely making food and snacks is fun for me. Some great snacks ideas are,
- fruit & veggie smoothie
- cup of fruit
- cup of veggies
- a snack bar
- chips & dip
- a bagel with low fat cream cheese or avocado spread or veggie spread


LUNCH/DINNER

- a wrap filled with grilled chicken, and veggies
- a veggie burrito
- salad filled with greens and grilled chicken
- any type of sandwich that does NOT have fried chicken, fried anything in it. Should include lots of greens.
- chipotle order with grilled chicken, lettuce, beans, sprinkle of cheese, tomatoes, anything healthy. Get chips with guacamole dip.
- if you want pasta, get whole grain noodles and mix it with some veggies and make it healthy. Limit the amount of sauce on it
- if you are feeling pizza, get a spinach pizza or a vegetable pizza, or vegetarian pizza

Thats basically all i got right now, bunt make sure that you give yourself a cheat meal once to twice during the week. Eating healthy reduces a lot of weight off of you an pd makes you look and feel a lot healthier. Your diet is a major part of your lifestyle. You can even just eat healthy and not work out, and still lose weight from that. But i suggest incorporating both into your days, because its better for you. If you have any questions about these meals, or anything in general, ask!! :)