On a side note, I have been trying to be healthier and try different methods and thought I would share for all the ladies out there who are looking for some honest input. I am nowhere near where I want to be health wise especially since I am getting married in less than 4 months and since I used to be a lot more fit.
About a year ago I had knee surgery and right after I had three bulging disks in my spine. All is well now but my body does have some weak areas just for those of you who don’t want opinions from some health nut that will say everything is easy and quinoa is the best tasting grain in the world.
Anyway first I want to talk about Orange Theory. My soon to be cousin-in-law told me to give it a try and I decided to do just that. I got the plan that was 8 days per month and $99.00. First of all I want to say for what you get, the prices are ridiculous. You get two one hour classes per week. You also have to schedule them in advance, pay if you miss it, and it is all mainly cardio. Do not get me wrong, cardio is what I honestly needed but UGH! I was also promised that they would set up meal plans for me, they would have challenges, and they were like a family. Not one person talks while working out, I have not gotten help with my poor eating habits after asking multiple times, and I haven’t really seen any improvement. I know that all might sound bad but for the two months I had it, it got me motivated to do more. I go to the gym and I am motivated to lose weight, I just don’t believe it had anything to do with the workouts that Orange Theory provided.
Another one of my recent healthy adventures was the Blueprint Juice Cleanse. Now I am not a fan of juice cleanses but I need to fit into my jeans before it actually gets cold here in Florida. For me, the green juice and the beet juice were absolutely disgusting. I could manage the beat juice although it turned my poo bright red but the green. I could not even smell without nearly vomiting. I don’t know how much I lost but after a day I felt a lot less bloated. It definitely worked making me feel better and I would totally do it again minus the green and beat juice.
I am currently starting the Sweat App and honestly so far so good. The workouts definitely make me feel like i’m working hard and with my schedule it is so easy to fit it in. It is also only $13.99 a month and for a student that makes life so much easier. You can also do the workouts anywhere like in your living room, in the park, at the gym, whatever you want. The cardio is also like a do what you want type thing which is awesome because I really like swimming. They also provide a meal plan with a grocery list and its awesome because I make food and go grocery shopping every week and it just takes the burden away because I know I am eating healthy and I don’t even have to think about what I can make that is healthy.
I hope this helped you guys out. I may post progress stuff on here and tell you what helped me the most and my favorite recipes but i’m done ranting for now.