Bikini-Ready Body Without Dieting

Bikini Ready Body 1

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I’m a big eater. I don’t like going hungry. When I’m hungry I get cranky. Hence, people around me also prefer that I don’t go hungry.

Bikini Ready Body 2

Nowadays, in general when I have breakfast and lunch, I stick to more whole foods. After reading about the 80-10-10, Fruitarian and Banana Island lifestyles, I find myself having a lot of fruit mono-meals for breakfast, which is just eating a lot of one fruit. It’s delicious (mangoes are in season now and I love mangoes), filling and easy because I don’t have to think about cooking. Don’t worry too much about the cost of the produce because if you end up buying in bulk like I do now, the cost per item stays very low and will also last you a long time. I still do eat processed foods, such as pastas, dumplings, pizza, noodles, cake, etc. I think because I don’t deny myself these foods, my body doesn’t feel the need to binge when I do eat them. I just eat enough till I am full or satisfied.

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Since I was working 16-18 hour days from February 2013-February 2014, Year One of TheAlchemyShop.com, I decided that in Year Two I would concentrate more on my husband, family, friends and myself. I really needed to heal my body and started adding in light workouts to my regime. Today is the end of Week Eight I believe and there is definitely a difference in my stomach. A lot of people have been asking me what workouts I do and are surprised when I tell them that I don’t work out that hard. I’m wondering if the work outs that I have created for myself spot focus on certain areas, so I was able to tone up fast.

3-4 times a week I’ll do a mix of A and B:

A: A mix of jogging, walking and running on the treadmill. I’ll do at least 1 mile or up to 3 miles depending on how I am feeling, how much time I have.

B: If I’m not on the treadmill, I will:

-100-300 squats. Normal and wide squats.

-Standing crunches.

-Just twisting my body side to side and focusing on my core.

-While standing, I’ll crunch down, while bringing my knee in from the side.

There are a couple of things that I hate about adding in these light workouts to my lifestyle.

1)   I hate working out.

2)   I am affected by the number that I see on the scale. Even though I look more toned and don’t feel fatter, I gained a total of 10 LBS from working out within the first 2-3 weeks. Seeing that number is awful, so I try not to weigh myself anymore. It’s a mental bummer.

Joyce Huang

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