Today's inspiration is a friend I've actually known my whole life. Her name is Amanda and she has a blog herself that is about raising her Autistic son. She is someone I have always looked up to and has been through a lot of things.....now another being losing weight!
Amanda has had 2 pregnancies, both boys, and carried extra weight. She finally made the change to lose it and look at her now!
She started slow with walking because she did no exercise. Cutting out sugar and getting her portions under control was a huge priority right out of the gate. Instead of eating a huge bowl of ice cream she would have a spoonful. A small brownie instead of a row of brownies.
Amanda has now worked her way up to 5 days a week with exercising (Mon-Fri) and takes the weekends off. She runs all 5 days with 2 days being less running and lifting weights for different muscle groups. The other 3 days she runs 2-3 miles with 30 minutes of core work.
Tips about Amanda
#1 Her mantra, "I like compliments more than calories"
#2 She slowly made changes to see lasting results with exercise and made it a habit
#3 If you saw the post on Jena, Amanda also does an extra 30 minutes of ab/core work 3 days a week
#4 Eating fresh fruit and vegetables is also a big thing she does. Keeping junk out of the house and lean proteins is a must for her regular diet now.
What an amazing woman who is reaching her goals! Way to go Amanda!