Hi5 to a Brand New Me
Like everyone else I let myself get caught up in the holiday season and it's possible I neglected a blog post here and there. I'm sorry I left you hanging. It's time to get back to the daily grind. In short it's time to stop half stepping, and whip our bodies into shape. Summer will be here before we know it. I know, I know we all promised ourselves last year that come summer we would be as sexy as we were in college. Then the cold set in and come summer we were still carrying around our holiday weight like a comfy security blanket. We are not going to succumb to the same pitfalls this year we have in years past. This year we are taking back our power. We can do this together. Let's go, Who's in? I kicked off my HI5 Challenge just before Thanksgiving. Yes, I still picked up a few holiday pounds. However, this year I didn't gain as much weight as I usually do during the holidays. 8 days into 2015 I have lost 3 pounds. I know that's not a lot but it is 1/3 of what I gained over the last 6 - 8 weeks. I didn't approach the holidays with a different fitness game plan this year. I enjoy the holidays and all the trimmings. I eat what I want and just really go all in enjoying all the great food and activities. You know what they say about plans. My usual insatiable cravings for all things sweet was greatly diminished this year. I had to freeze the Red Velvet Cake, German Chocolate Cake, and pies for a rainy day. Plus there is still peanut brittle and who knows what else around here, and of course my weakness ICE CREAM. Yes, it's true there has been ice cream in our house for more than 24 hours and I have yet to touch it. I know it shocks me also. In fact I think we should have a moment of silence for my breakup with ice cream. So long old friend. My love and devotion to ice cream are well documented. But I just don't have a taste for it. I didn't drink too many Lean shakes over the holidays but I did take the Edge and Boost and they did what they were supposed to do. My appetite decreased, my cravings decreased, I had more energy, I stayed fuller longer and most importantly I felt better.
No I'm not a fitness guru or a gym rat. Just in case you missed it here's how my Hi5 journey started back in November.
Day 20 of my Hi5 fifty-five day challenge and I'm down 1.5 inches and 10 pounds. I know mind blowing and amazing right? Definitely and it's even more amazing because in full disclosure I haven't been strict about adhering to the Hi5 program guidelines. The guidelines aren't super restrictive or hard to follow, but I like to eat. Honestly, I wasn't willing to go all in with another dietary supplement only to get minimal results, end up grouchy, hungry and maybe 3 pounds lighter. Ok, fam I was wrong. The Hi5 products from 5Linx are different. Two weeks ago I was like you sitting on my couch looking at the pictures, listening to the testimonies and thinking it couldn't possibly work. It works and the transformation is amazing. With that said, join me for the rest of my Hi5 journey. 15 days in I feel rejuvenated, focused and healthy, I can't wait to see what the next 40 days bring.
The Hi5 system consists of 3 products grouped together to help transform your mind and body.
- Hi5 Lean is a nutrient-rich shake full of protein and vitamins
- Hi5 Boost supplies energy through the day and for workouts, plus it can help curb appetite
- Hi5 Edge is a dietary supplement that supports optimum health and total wellness
I amplified the health and wellness benefits of the Hi5 products by drinking a cup of Montavida coffee each day.
I fully admit I didn't give the challenge my all the first 15 days and still I'm inspired by my results. So inspired I may even work out. Yeah, ok that sounded funny even to me. After years of being an athlete and Army PT the most strenuous work out you'll probably see me do is the Cha Cha slide, the Wobble or a power walk through Wal-mart. I am however, going to make the next 40 days count. I'll drink at least one lean shake a day, and I promise to get my Edge on twice a day and Boost my life at least once a day. I only drank 9 shakes the first 15 days so baby steps fam, baby steps. Yes, I was doing the random Hi5 method, but I started and if I can so can you. What are you waiting on to start? Just as I thought, no excuses let's get it.
I challenge you all to live a better life. Together we can do it. Let's get healthy, let's get wealthy and then let's change the world. If you're up to the challenge tag me on Instagram or post your pictures of your journey to the new you in the comments below.