Trim Tuesday: Blogging Through The Belly Fat Cure
Convert your height into inches. Now divide that by two. That is the maximum size your waist should be to maintain a healthy body weight and to lower your risk of certain diseases.
Now grab a measuring tape. Bring your navel in towards your spine as tight as it can go. Really suck it in. Wrap the tape measure around your waist at belly button level and record that number.
What are your results?
Welcome to Trim Tuesday – a weekly blog feature chronicling my journey through The Belly Fat Cure by Jorge Cruise.
To say that 2012 was an exciting but very difficult year for me is an understatement. While managing my regular full-time job, I also hosted and co-produced a TV show on Rogers TV. While the experience was a life changer (and an opportunity I never dreamed of having) it wreaked havoc on my physical and emotional well-being.
A TRYING YEAR
As every year before, 2012 started out fairly normal. I was happy in my career, my life at home and I was even satisfied with my weight. I had been working with a personal trainer since the previous November and was preparing to wear a bikini in Mexico that February.
Then the first bump in the road appeared; I sprained my ankle playing soccer. I was on crutches for a few days and in an air cast for months after. My activity level dropped to zero but my eating habits remained normal. I managed to wear my bikini while vacationing in Mexico.
After our vacation it was time to start working onthe show and that’s when the second bump in the road reared its head. Balancing a full-time job and being a mom/wife is job enough. Add on endless hours producing a TV show and well, I had overwhelmed myself and it was starting to show.
I managed to pull through but not unscathed. After my sanity, one of the first things to go was my eating habits. I no longer had time to plan and prepare healthy meals let alone shop for them. While my husband is very hands on at home, meal planning is not his forte. So to make a long story short, my waistline continued to grow.
Then, the third bump showed its face and it wasn’t pretty. At the end of October, just as my show had come to an end and I was preparing to gain some control, I sprained my other ankle, again playing soccer. What luck huh? So again, the weight piled on.
It was obvious that I needed to get my life back on track. I wanted to pick a plan that was really going to work. By now I know myself very well and I know what is realistic for me and what is not. For me I need a plan that is easy to understand, easy to follow and easy to shop for. Most importantly I need a plan that doesn’t leave me starving or it’s just not going to work.
After careful research and comparisons I landed on The Belly Fat Cure as suggested by a friend. Thank you Sara! And I am happy to report that after one week I’m already seeing results. As the weeks progress, I will share more info with you about how the plan works and what my highs and lows have been. But for this week I’ll share my beginning numbers and my goals.
WEEK ONE RESULTS
Start waist: 35”
Healthy waist: 32”
End of week one waist: 34”
Week One weight loss: 4.6 lbs
Short Term Goal: To feel comfortable in a bathing suit on our trip to Florida in April.
Long Term Goal: To lose 37 lbs.
As I progress through the plan, I will share pictures of my successes along the way.
What is a goal you are working on? What steps do you take to insure your success?
Note: I am not receiving compensation nor am I affiliated with The Belly Fat Cure. These opinions are my own. Before starting any health or meal plan you should consult with you doctor. Or so I have been told.