Hello! I’m Yvonne Alonso. I’m a freelance personal trainer, lifestyle coach and Zumba instructor with my own company: MYworkout.dk
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I started blogging because I love to cook and I love food.. so in order to stick to my diet, I have to find healthier options, but I also want them to taste great as well. So I share my recipes and my progress on this blog, hoping to inspire and motivate others who wish to have an active and healthier life.
I’ve worked out for years without getting the results I wanted. It wasn’t until I got serious about my eating habits that I finally saw results and felt self-confident about myself and my figure.
Don’t believe me? Look below…
Yes, that’s me on the left in the spring of 2011. And that is also me on the right this summer 2013.
I had the same problem areas most women struggle with: thighs, butt, arms and tummy. And like I mentioned, I worked out and ran often but it seemed to barely maintain the status quo and nothing else.
I got fed up of not seeing results and decided to do something about it. I knew my diet was the culprit so I did my research and designed a low-carb/high-protein diet and an exercise program for myself.
What does that mean exactly? Well, for starters:
1- I cut out all simple carbohydrates like white rice, bread, sugar and pasta. I replaced these processed foods with complex carbs like whole grains: cous cous, bulgur and quinoa.
2 – I increased my portions of lean protein: chicken, turkey, fish, quinoa (yes, quinoa again), cottage cheese, etc.
3 – I eat more vegetables, especially those rich in fiber to promote that feeling of fullness and for healthy digestion.
4 – I drink lots of water. LOTS of it!
The results quickly started to appear!!
Needless to say, my motivation and determination to stick to my program were fuelled by the results. This quickly went from being a diet, to a permanent lifestyle change!
By the time I got to week 6 and 7 I had a new goal: train myself for my first bikini fitness competition in 2014.
My goal is quite specific and the average person doesn’t necessarily have to take it to that level. I believe that by just rethinking your carb, vegetable and protein ratios, and by perhaps choosing full-grain or gluten-free options, you’ll see results yourself.
And last but not least, get moving!! Aim to exercise 3 to 4 times a week, whether it’s a walk, run, weights, yoga, bike ride, Zumba, whatever!
Get up, Get out and Get FIT!!!