Body

It all adds up. Seriously.

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Happy Superbowl Sunday people! Of course, those of you that know me know that I could not care less about the Superbowl. I didn't even know who was playing until Thursday. You can see I'm really bothered about that. NOT. ;-)

So I took this photo this morning after my killer sweatfest- went for some old school Insanity-- Plyometric Cardio Circuit. OMG.

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I haven't done Insanity in forever but wow, I forgot how fun it is and how badass you feel doing it. I burned a bit over 300 calories, see below:

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.....and that brings me to a point I made on Instagram today (you can follow me on Instagram -- KellyOlexa.) -- get yourself a Heart Rate Monitor people. Seriously- y'all know I've been using them for like 5+ years-- you cannot trust what a machine at the gym tells you or what some marketing push for a class is (Burns up to 1000 calories in an hour!!!) People pleez, I workout HARD and I have yet to burn 1000 calories after A TWO HOUR WORKOUT. Get real. Don't kid yourself-- you want to really track results, get a heart rate monitor. Of course, I've used Polar for years and now (Full Disclosure, they are a client of my company, FitFluential-- but clearly these opinions are my own) I'm even more adamant about it when I see how far off the gym machines are. It bothers me to see people relying on that and getting frustrated by their weight loss or lack thereof. They probably eat MORE because they think they are burning more.

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Now....in the spirit of catching up on things.....and in the spirit of talking about how people think they've burned more calories so they tend to eat more.....I think we all have a pretty good concept of the fact that how much we eat is -- well it is a BIG predictor of how well we will do in the weight loss area. And you've heard me talking about this new company I discovered last month (late December) called Diet To Go. So-- while those of you that are connected with me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook have seen all of my yummy photos and discussions about this already-- see below my little video review (Disclosure-- Diet To Go is a client of my company, FitFluential, but as we know, all the opinions expressed here are my own.)

Now the picture above was a typical dinner meal from Diet To Go. They've been kind enough to let me use their meals exclusively for a couple of weeks (with the addition of a protein shake each day to meet my protein/supp goals). 

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As you can see, the Chicken Fontina I had was quite delicious looking-- it's REAL FOOD and -- also -- note, I've been using the Lo-Carb plan as recommended for me by Dr. Mike Roussell who you know has been coaching me on my diet plan. I'd say 99% of the meals I've had are under 500-600 calories. I've liked pretty much all of them. The pork meals didn't rock my world but-- here's the thing. I don't like Pork. So I can't fault DTG for that. I also felt a bit biased in that I think MY Turkey Meatloaf is better than theirs. Is that wrong? Go ahead and judge me. I will tell you this-- the breakfasts blow my mind. Many of them under 300 calories-- and how easy is this-- ALL MEALS YOU JUST UNWRAP AND HEAT IN MICROWAVE FOR 2 AND A HALF MINUTES. Brilliant. I can't say enough how much I think this is a valuable service --- for convenience, for portion control and value. No more worrying about going to 7 grocery stores and spending 4 hours prepping meals on Sunday. (Not that I ever actually DID THAT, but I did talk about WANTING TO DO IT....#fail) I'll share more photos in my next posts. I'm a massive fan and am totally addicted and spoiled. Seriously-- check them out-- all meals are under (by my calculations) $8 and hello that's what quite often a fast food drive through meal can cost. HELLO!

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Above is a typical breakfast with sausage and a quiche and some peppers. YUM.

Now, I'm about to head out-- but the title of my post is, "It all adds up, seriously" I think you might know what I mean-- I've been babbling on about this but really-- this month of January as I kicked more butt in the FOCUS department and in the CONSISTENCY department and in the STICKING TO THE PLAN department- I am seeing the results. I have never seen such significant changes in my body in such a short amount of time. In fact, I'd suggest I've made more progress just this month than all last year, in fact I know it. I have not had one cheat meal the whole month. I'm eating Diet To Go meals at home, and on the road I pack proactively and order carefully. I feel fantastic. Mentally and physically. I have energy and drive and -- wow it's hard to not be psyched as heck when you get up each day FEELING GREAT and seeing it. I am TRACKING EVERYTHING and will now-- NOW THAT THE BLASTED BLOG IS FINALLY UP AND VISIBLE TO THE PUBLIC AND I CAN POST AGAIN-- I will now start sharing more of my training and my eats and all of that. I'm learning so much. 

I'm loving every second. I am so freaking excited and so proud and just amped.

How are YOU FEELING as we head into Month #2 of the year?? Are you crushing it or have you stalled? or did you even start? What's stopping you??

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