Jersey Girl, Texan Heart shares her story with Why Start Monday

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As some of you know, over a year ago I started my health and fitness journey. Since then I’ve decided that my goals have changed. I have not stopped working out or stopped eating healthy. However, I have become a little more lax about it. My goals are to no longer be a 100% strict all the time. Was I feeling great and achieving my goals? Yes, absolutely! The only thing was that I was spending my entire Saturday morning and afternoon meal prepping, because I ALWAYS had to be trying a new recipe for all 5 of my small meals in a day. I was being religious about my workouts that sometimes I was even working out three times a day, and would beat myself up if I missed one workout or couldn’t finish because I was just that tired. I had a lot of energy, but when I would go out I wouldn’t eat at the thought of something not being 21 day fix approved even if it was by a little bit, so most of the time I wouldn’t eat at all, I would bring my Shakeology with me. I wouldn’t have cheat days at the scared thought of getting fat. If I didn’t measure everything in my containers I would freak out thinking I have too much food. The only goal that I did not hit was having 6 pack abs. I achieved everything else. And you want to know a little secret? I’m actually ok with that. In order to get 6 pack abs you have to be really strict with your food intake. Abs are mostly diet. And I’m sorry, but I love my cheat days too much haha.

So, what is my solution? I will continue to eat healthy most of the time and will continue to work out 1-2 times a day, 5 days a week. I will no longer