This Journey I’m on Gets to Last Forever

12 Apr

There is no possible way  that I can ever go back to eating take out four times a week.  I can’t get 1:00am bean and cheese burritos every Saturday night.  I CAN’T EVER go back to this lifestyle.  I will forever be living a FIT lifestyle or I’ll gain weight.  I have accepted this fact and am even content with it.  It’s like a double positive.  I started the healthy eating and working out to get thin and I’m also going to get the life long health benefits!  Even if you told me right now I’d never lose another pound or gain an ounce more muscle if I continued working out- I’d still do it for the physical and mental health benefits.

Regular working out decreases your chances of getting breast, colon and numerous other cancers,  improves cardiovascular health, boosts your immunity, lowers your risk of diabetes, lowers cholesterol, helps battle depression, regulates sleep and in general just makes me happier and more energetic!  I want women everywhere to just get in the habit of working out- once that happens you’ll start to crave a jog or a weight lifting session the way you used to crave pasta! I really will make working out part of my life forever.  I owe it to my health to do so. I want to be able to lift, run, hike and be agile as shit when I’m a grandparent.  The only sure-fire way that I know how to make that happen is by training by body and eating well.

Here I am enjoying my FIT breakfast of champs on the way to work yesterday, plain Greek Yogurt with berries and slivered almonds! I could eat this every day!

It’s funny how your whole perspective on life can change in one year.  About 14 months ago I would have cried and whined about the idea that I’d have to work out for the rest of my life.  But now I’m excited to see where I’ll be in two years.  I wonder how much i’ll have progressed by then.  I wonder how far I’ll be able to run. Will I ever complete a 10k?  Will I own a Kayak by then? I wonder how far along my yoga pratice will be.  My FIT future is something I can’t wait for! 🙂 Oh yeah plus I bet I’ll be skinnier!

A BIG thing I’m interested in adding to my life long FIT lifestyle at the moment  is FIBER!!!  I’m literally terrified of breast cancer and I’ve been doing a lot of reading about how consuming more fiber not only helps you shed pounds but may also help lower the risk of breast cancer by 32  percent!!!!  Time for good shits and healthy tits ~ lets eat up!!!!

Check out this snippet from a Dr. Oz article I found online!

1. Fiber
Studies continue to confirm the link between eating fiber and a reduction in breast cancer risk. Researchers have found that both soluble and insoluble fiber reduce the risk of breast cancer, especially for women consuming upwards of 30 grams a day. How? Insoluble fiber sticks to free estrogens in the gut, and sweeps them out. In fact, fiber may also ensure that less estrogen is free in the first place. When less estrogen is absorbed, you end up exposed to lower amounts of the hormone, which in turn lowers your risk of breast cancer. Whether you’re trying to shed pounds or fight cancer, you need 35 grams of fiber each day.

Why 35 grams? Evidence from several studies suggests that women who consumed 30 grams of fiber per day had a significant risk reduction (32%) of breast cancer. Compare that to the women who were eating less than 25 grams a day who only had a very minimal risk reduction (2%), and you have a clear case for eating more than 30 grams a day!



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