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2020 A New Year
2019 marked my second year of working out consistently. The best thing I found a passion for is fitness. Also, changing my diet and finding foods that are good for me has helped a lot. I believe fitness is the best medicine for physical and mental health. My motivation comes from seeing the results each month, setting goals, and holding myself accountable. In addition to the motivation to stay consistent, I feel staying fit gives added confidence.
In 2019 I had a milestone birthday and fitness is helping me survive the phases of menopause. Strength training is helping to burn unwanted fat and allows me to maintain my goal weight. It is excellent for improving bone density. I cannot emphasize enough how important diet plays a part in maintaining physical health. Now I eat foods with intention based on benefits to my body. There are days when I have a cheat meal or my favorite cheat snack of chips or chocolate. I believe in moderation and not elimination.
How and What I Eat
The biggest win for me is keeping track of my macros. My Fitness Pal is a great app to track what you eat. Macro is a combination of carbs, protein, and fat. I can attribute my muscle mass to learning how much protein I needed to eat for the right results. There are a number of resources to learn about fitness and nutrition. I love Shape and Health magazines. Social media has a number of fitness groups to join. The social media fitness community provides an opportunity to share ideas and celebrate wins. My favorite athleisurewear is from Fabletics.
My 2019 Fitness Journey from week one to week fifty-two. All of my home workouts were from two to three days per week. The results achieved with consistency are enough to continue my fitness regiment.
I started my IG page as a way to keep me consistent and motivated. You can follow me at @cocoafitmom or @cocoamommy. Here’s to a Happy and Healthy 2020!