lifestyle change

Hey guys! I just wanted to give you all an update on how my healthy eating and working out has been going. A few weeks ago I posted my one month progress which you can read about here. Since then I have decided to make a conscious change with regards to my eating and workout habits. I decided that I wanted to change my lifestyle. Instead of calling it my "diet" I wanted to make it my lifestyle. Instead of counting calories I wanted to just eat healthy in general. Instead of working out to lose weight I wanted to workout to get toned and keep my body healthy.

A Lifestyle Change
All of the things that I talked about in my first post are great tools for helping you lose weight. However, I think once you learn about what to eat you get a general feel for what you should be eating, when you should be eating, and how much you should be eating. The more you do things the more naturally they come to you. This is why I have decided to try to eat healthy 90% of the time. Instead of having a specific day set aside to have a "cheat day" I will just cheat if it's something that I'm really craving. This might not sound like a good idea to some but it makes sense to me logically. The downside of having a specified cheat day is that I end up eating way too much all day long and then craving sweets on all of the other days I don't get them. Now if I feel like going out to eat or having a treat I won' t have to wait until my cheat day and end up going overboard. I think that if you make a decision to be healthy most of the time then you can be successful, just remember to have self-control. Here is what I might eat on a normal day:

Breakfast: Whole Wheat Eggo's + Sugar Free Syrup // 190 Calories

Snack: Banana + 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter // 190 Calories

Lunch: Turkey Sandwich // 200 Calories

Snack: Cheese Stick + Orange // 130 Calories

Dinner: Grilled Salmon + Veggies // 400 Calories

Dessert: Vita Top // 100 Calories ---> This is such a yummy, low cal dessert, plus it really tastes like a brownie!!

These Tone It Up girls will kick your butt into shape!

Avoiding a Plateau 
I also decided to change up my workouts a little so that I don't hit a plateau. I also was getting bored with my old workouts and something new is always more exciting, even when it's working out! I have decided to do longer runs, more HIIT {High Intensity Interval Training}, and more focused toning routines. For the HIIT workouts and longer workout {the one on Saturday} I am using the Beach Babe DVD from the Tone It Up girls. For Arms, Abs, Legs, and Booty workouts I will link up some of their videos that I use from YouTube! Here is what my new workout schedule will look like, feel free to start this plan with me!

Monday: Run 4 miles

Tuesday: HIIT workout, Arms + Abs workout

Wednesday: Run 4 miles

Thursday: HIIT workout, Booty + Legs workout

Friday: Run 4 miles

Saturday: Cardio + Strength Training Workout for 45 minutes

Alright ladies, I hope this helped! If you have questions about anything or want me to talk about specific health related topics, please let me know!


  1. Katelin, I'm so glad you shared this! I am trying to be healthier for my impending wedding. I must say that I didn't kick it into high gear as soon as I got engaged, but I am now. I so appreciate you sharing this with us. Every person's journey inspires each of us to keep going!!

    BTW, love waffles for breakfast. I add a bit of peanut butter to make it stick with me a little longer!

    1. Hey Nicole!
      Yum I'll have to try that out next time. I love finding an excuse to add peanut butter to anything! Thank you so much for your comment, it makes me so happy that my little post inspired you because I have definitely read other stories that inspired me. Also, I didn't work out a lot before my wedding because with planning and life there is little extra time so don't sweat it, you'll look gorgeous!

  2. I just found your blog through Renee at Style with a Story. So glad I did! I can totally resonate with this post! I agree with your approach and outlook of a lifestyle change wholeheartedly, as that is how I am approaching it as well. I'll be following your blog! :)

    xoxo Meghan

    1. Meghan, I'm glad you agree. I honestly believe that changing your lifestyle is harder to do. A diet is usually short lived but making good choices everyday is a challenge. Thanks for following I'm headed over to check out your blog right now :)


  3. Awesome! I'm trying to run/walk 3 times a week and then do the shred for strength. I'll have to check out those videos!

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