If you read anything I post, you’d know that I hate when people have to always announce when they’re going to the gym, or “putting in work,” or are “on their gym grind.” This post might honestly be a bit hypocritical in that sense, but that’s up to you to decide.
In my opinion, this post is more of a benchmark. I’ve always struggled with keeping a healthy lifestyle, even though I’ve always seen the physiological benefits and it made sense to me. I can actually say that I’m proud of the progress, albeit less than I was hoping for.
The first photo was taken at the end of November 2012. At this point in my life, keeping anything under control, especially my health, seemed like a really difficult thing to do, given whatever events were happening to me at the time. I don’t know what happened to me in order for me to decide this, but I figured I would try another RESET Kit by USANA Health Sciences. It was a 5 day, hypoglycemic cleanse that is designed to get rid of the extra gunk in your body, kick the cravings, and give you more energy in hopes to pursue a healthier lifestyle. I’ll admit, it was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do (even though I had tried it and failed 3 times before). But once I got through it, I felt so incredibly different than I had the 5 days before. At that point, I decided to continue on with a healthy lifestyle.
The second photo was taken in mid-April of this year. At this point in my life, I had decided to eat healthier and cleaner (I used USANA’s Nutrimeal shakes as meal replacements) and dedicate myself to a workout plan. This photo was taken in the middle of the second month of Insanity. I completed that cycle at the beginning of this month, and I have to say that I have never felt better. I just wish that I had followed a stricter diet plan, so that I could have gotten better results.
But it won’t stop there. I’ve decided that exercising the right way and eating with my body’s best interest in mind is something I’m going to do for the rest of my life. Even as I write this, I’m dripping with sweat from Day 2 of my second cycle of Insanity.
The only way to go is up!