Recently I posted a photo of one of the days when I was working out and I got private messages about it on my fanpage, my Twitter and my personal Facebook profile. They were all mostly from my readers who were asking for advice on what kind of routine I usually do and I was shocked by the response because first off--I am not THAT fit. Second, I am not a fitness trainer, and third, I am not a dietitian either. But even though I told them that, they were still curious so I thought I'd just write a quick blog about it. This is of course, not a medical advice so please do not follow any of this religiously. This is something that works for ME.
My diet is pescetarian for "technical" purposes. I basically eat vegetarian but with seafood added to it. I still eat animal byproducts, just not the actual meat itself. That means no beef, no chicken, no pork, no birds, no alligators, etc.
I eat a lot of fruits. My favorites are bananas, strawberries, apples, mangoes and watermelons. But despite this list, I love fruits in general. I'll eat almost any fruit.
I love vegetables as well. I can't go through a list because there's so many. I eat a lot of salads and even snack on raw vegetables like carrot sticks.
I also snack on nuts and granola bars to keep me going in the day.
I also drink detox tea once in the morning, and another one at night. If not detox tea, just a regular black tea. Before I could not drink it without sugar, but now I prefer them without sugar.
Just recently, I also added a protein shake to my diet. Sometimes my calorie intake throughout the day is not enough to sustain my activity. I lose weight easily and get really skinny. The protein shake just helps to increase my protein when my seafood and soy intake isn't high enough.
Lastly, WATER. WATER. WATER. I have been convincing myself that as well. And the common thing: no junks, sugary stuff, yaduh yaduh.
I have no particular routine! That's the truth. I just stay active. When my bestfriend and I had a membership at the rock climbing gym (which is closed down now, boooooo), we would boulder a lot and mix that with yoga. We stayed mostly lean (in the skinnier end).
Now I do a mixture of the following:
Metamorphosis (muscle exhaustion) by Tracy Anderson
Weightlifting (power clean, front squat, back squat, lunges, modified deadlift)
Planking (lots of them)
Ab workouts (I sometimes follow Ab ripper X of P90x)
Sometimes I'll do the treadmill (but I hate running so it's rare), or I'll do the elliptical or bicycles.
Just whatever I feel like doing and depends on how exhausted I am from work (I am a nurse so I mostly walk all night long for 12 hours!) I don't do the same workout back to back. I change it up :)
So there you go! I have no magic miracle diet or routine. It's really a physical and mental battle to stay healthy.