Keeping Fit and Well

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Life has been pretty hectic over the past year and as such our days have been super tight on time. I wanted to give myself & Abisaac a huge pat on the back though. I know that might sound selfish but that is not the intention at all. My intention is to share our stories and to encourage other people to join us in our successes and create some of their own.
Back in August I purchased my first Beachbody exercise program. I opted for the 21 day fix. Some of you may have heard of this program before and others this might be the first time you’re hearing about it or any of the Beachbody programs. I convinced Abisaac to join me in working on this exercise program. I felt that I needed a partner to keep me on track to follow the program. I also felt that being parents to two bright, energetic and sweet little girls we could use some more time together, as well as exercise in our lives. Beachbody programs covered both areas in the comfort of our own home so to me it seemed like a win win win. How can anyone say they don’t need exercise and more time with their loved ones?
Since August we have completed multiple other beachbody programs and we have both seen tremendous success.  Let’s start with the 21 day fix program. This program is based on the idea that it takes 21 days to break any habit. I admit that at first I was uncertain about this statement. I can tell you now that I wholeheartedly agree with this statement.  The 21 day fix is a program created by trainer Autumn Calabrese.
Now you might be wondering what this all has to do with Gluten Free Edmonton. When I first looked into the 21 Day Fix Program and meal planning, I was careful to make sure this meal plan can be followed while maintaining a gluten free diet. I am pleased to say it was easy because the more I read into it the more I learned it was about portions and a well balanced diet.
As well, We all know that some companies choose to put more sugar and fat into gluten free foods to add flavor and compensate for the lack of gluten in their product. As a consumer, I do not want extra sugar & fat. As a type 1 diabetic who takes insulin I do not want to have to take more insulin to cover what I am going to eat. I also prefer (serious understatement) to maintain better blood sugar management & control. Well, I am pleased and proud to say that since we started our beachbody journey not only have we both lost inches on our waistlines, lost pounds in our weight, but I have seen better blood sugar control than ever before. I credit all of these things to our household focus on cleaner eating and daily exercise. If you are interested in learning more or have questions about any of the programs offered by Beachbody please contact me directly Amanda@glutenfreeedmonton.com.
“Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most”
“It’s the start that stops most people”. This is a phrase that I heard today and wanted to share with all of our gluten free Edmonton readers.

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