Today I wanted to share my lazy girl tips to increase energy and weight loss. A funny thing happened when I started sharing my nutritional goals last Summer, many of you could relate. I wouldn’t say I am a lazy person, in fact I am the complete opposite but when it came to preparing healthy meals, snacks and watching my nutrition, I was lazy.
I had no desire or time to buy, cook and prep all the right foods that I required.
I had never blogged about nutrition, exercise or anything remotely close until early last Summer and I realized that a lot of you were interested in some sort of a balanced lifestyle whether it be eating more healthy, weight loss, increased energy or simply the proper nourishment for your body.
I put together this collage above that shows the 12 week weight loss journey that I started last Summer. For me, I didn’t need to lose a lot of weight, I just wanted my clothes to fit like they use to. My biggest issue was lack of energy and a mom fog brain that needed to go away. For all you mom’s out there, you know exactly what I mean.
Remembering back when I was a kid
I remember when I wrote that first post thinking, “my how things have changed in my perception of healthy living.” Something happens when you are in your mid-40’s.
You find yourself remembering when you made fun of your parents for using their $2 CVS reading glasses and now you need them. My mom giggled at me the other day when she had to read something for me because I couldn’t see the words.
Time to get my eyes checked.
Related: Our Healthy Choice Recipes
The secret for me to a more healthier way of life was to actually eat. I know that sounds crazy but when you don’t eat what your body actually needs to burn fat, you end up doing the reverse effect to your body.
YOU too can hit your health and wellness goal by putting the right amount of nutrients in your body
I hit my goal to lose 10 lbs over the course of 12 weeks last Summer and have maintained ever since.
How did I do this?
I eat the right kind of food. Living in a multigenerational home, we have made a deal that we cook healthy during the week (most of the time) and watch the amount of sugar and carbs in our meals. We save the less healthy, traditional recipes for the weekends!
My Lazy Girl Tips to Increase Energy + Weight Loss
#1 I didn’t starve myself and I took a chance and tried something that I was totally against my entire life.
Image compliments of my Nutrition Program
#2 I tried a Nutritional Cleansing and Replenishment System that literally added the correct amount of nutrients to my body, each and every day.
There is nothing too crazy about this program. It’s the most simple concept on the planet. I drink one or two meal replacement shakes a day and fill in with healthy real food snacks and meal (s).
I needed SIMPLE and convenient.
I didn’t give up coffee in case you are wondering and I still splurge on the weekends occasionally with a glass of wine or sweet dessert.
All in moderation. That is key.
#3 Drink enough water, getting in your servings of greens everyday is most critical. Eat healthy meals that fill you up that that are full of protein, fiber, fat and greens.
Nourish, don’t restrict.
Image compliments of my Nutrition Program
#4 I add ice and water, the best protein I’ve ever found
Along with a scoop of cold-pressed greens that’s the equivalent of 20 organic salads and a scoop of nature’s legit answer to stress, sleep, and belly fat to make the most delicious shake of all time.
These are high-end nutritional products that are soy-free, gluten-free and non-GMO with dairy free options.
The picture above is one that I took mid way (maybe week 7) through last Summer.
#5 I added a mile of exercise to start off in the beginning and worked my way up to 3 miles 4 to 5 times a week.
For the first 6 weeks, I was only walking 1 – 2 miles.
That’s not a lot!
Anyone should be able to do that even if it means walking around your house more. I found tracking my steps on app helped.
The running and increased mileage started this past Fall.
Related: See my full health journey here
Related: You can find some of our new healthy recipes here.
On a side note, it amazes me everyday how much more energy I have to get home and organizational projects done in my house and the ability to focus. If you follow me on my personal facebook page, you know that I am in the middle of a massive master bedroom makeover and I can’t wait to show you. It’s looking great!
I will also say that having an accountability partner is also helpful.
My neighbor Steph (above in her 10 pound loss picture) and I walk or run together most days and she also does the same nutritional program. She is currently down 13 pounds and feeling great! When we first started walking last year, she swore she would never run with me but that changed quickly ;).
Not only has this nutritional system given me my body and mind back, it also provides an amazing side income opportunity for me. I am always looking for ways to diversify my income! If any of this remotely resonates with you, email me at jessica (at) four generations one roof (dot) com. I provide the information and you decide if it’s for you. ☺️