In my first post to my amazing new health and fitness blog I want to talk about how to lose weight and work out your abs extremely fast by using the Atkins diet and smart thinking.
Yes like most people these days I myself have had a terrible time losing weight and getting those awesome abs, it can be very tough. Living in the states most of my adult life I have come to realize why most Americana’s are so overweight, its because they keep all there awesome fatty foods in a food storage so they never run out!. Or maybe its because there is a McDonald’s’ around every corner, well anyway growing up in Germany we didn’t have a shortage of food but yet we didn’t eat to much either.
Its not that the food was bad but it wasn’t so addicting that we would eat to much, we look forward to our meals but yet we had more appreciation for are food. Its hard to say in words but it felt like a sin if we ate to much. We could over eat if we wanted to but we waited for our meal times before we would eat anything, we never ate a snack or got up at night and raided the fridge. Maybe something to do with our parents and the war, it seemed that they looked at meals as a blessing and us children looked at it the same way they did.
And I think that is the case for people in Europe, plus fast fatty foods is not such a big thing in Europe as it is in America, well at least not yet but I think it is getting to that point soon. But once I moved to America when I was 22 that slowly started to change, There was delicious fatty foods around every corner, tons of fatty snacks at your finger tips. Over time I really started to gain weight, by the time I was 30 I was at least 30 to 40 pounds over weight and my abs were not looking good at all, I never wanted to take my shirt off, even while I was alone inside my own home.
My family and cousins back over seas could not believe how big I had gotten. Once my mom told me I was fat is when it really hit me, I knew I needed to lose weight and start working out my lower and upper abs again, besides I still wasn’t even married yet. I wasn’t unattractive but if the time came that I meat the right women I didn’t want her to be thrown off by me being so overweight. The first diet I cam across was the Atkins diet, it was very hard to stick to but I did pretty good and I was slowly losing the weight and getting my abs back in shape. But it was not fast enough, that’s when I knew I needed to start doing exercises and fitness programs together with my Atkins diet.
For some reason I loved the idea of fitness DVDs, I did not want to go outside and jog or go to the gym, I guess I was kind of shy when I was starting out. I heard great things about Jillian Michaels 30 day shred from you tube videos that show all the amazing before and after pictures of people who have had great success with her fitness and ab workouts. But I was not ready for what was in store, this workout is extremely tough and very hard to do.
I had no choice to start doing a fitness plan if I wanted to lose the weight fast. The first time I did the 30 day shred I went all out and thought I was going to die by a heart attack. So keep note of that, when first starting the 30 day shred or any other exercise go slow in the beginning and work your way up. It took me two months of dedicated hard work to get back down to my normal weight, and there is no doubt to me that it was a miracle. I don now why I was so determined to lose weight and get a good pack of rock hard solid abs, maybe when my mom saw me and barely recognized me as well as my cousins laughing at me gave me the determination I needed to succeed in my weight loss goals.
I guess family can play a big role in motivation. Ever since I lost the weight I have kept it off through smart eating and fitness DVDs. My next thing I want to work on is Jillian Michaels lower and upper ab exercises, I want to start working on getting a little buff, not to buff, but some nice firm muscles to make the lady’s feint when they see me at the beach with my awesome abs, o how I wish. But that’s all it took was motivation, good exercise plan and a good diet. I still do the Atkins diet but since I am down to my normal weight I enjoy a nice fatty cheeseburger every now and then and just love it, I just don’t over due it. And if I do I make sure I burn it off as fast as I can with hard core fitness training, it’s not hard to pop in a DVD and do a good workout.