Recently I went for my final weigh in for the WHS Fitness Challenge. Much to my surprise, my BFI had remained exactly the same. I was greatly disappointed, but I knew why. Firstly, despite the fact that I had tried my best to make it to my three selected fitness classes every week, I did fail to attend some of them for various reasons. Secondly, I stopped my Pilates routine because I thought I did enough. Obviously it was not enough, otherwise, my BFI would have been cut down to my ideal.
Being a vegan, I am definitely not overweight, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any extra fat. I do have some around my belly, waist and legs which is perhaps common to many modern city dwellers. Though, to shed the extra fat, the normal routine I do is not enough. My friend had introduced P90X to me previously but just watching the introduction I didn’t think I would survive the intense workout routine considering I am not a person that is very active.
Although it is clear that I will not win any awards this year I still need to do something in order to reach my goal of reducing my BFI and getting the body shape I desire. So, what I do is to make a healthy smoothie for myself, get back to my Pilates routine and add another cardio dance program. ;-) I will let you know how it goes. If you’re doing the same thing, don’t give up yet, just treat yourself a healthy nutritious shake and get back to the battle!
Health Index: 5/5 (everyday food, highly recommended)
Kitchen Gadgets: Blender
2 medium sized bananas
½ cup organic soy milk
1 tbsp natural peanut butter
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 ½ tsp maca powder (optional)
1. Slice the banana, add the rest into a blender and blend well. Enjoy with vegan crackers and jam!