Monthly Archives: May 2017

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“Athletes eat and train. They don’t diet and exercise”

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2017-05-31 20.11.35I read this phrase this week and it called my attention. It actually bothered me a little bit.

As I mentioned in my post last week, I never really believed in diets. I always thought that if you eat healthy during the week, you can have a treat on the weekends… Oh well, when I read that phrase, I realised I have changed my mind… I now do believe in diets.

I can’t ignore the results…

This is all very interesting and new to me. Since I started doing this new exercise program and following a strict diet, a lot of things have changed in my mind and in my body. This is week #6 on this program and I am honestly very happy with my results. I really thought that sticking to a diet would be very difficult for me but as I also said last week, it hasn’t been a problem at all.

The cake temptation…

Last Saturday, I went to my friend’s birthday party, and there it was – the CAKE! I love cake!

The cake kept staring at me but I’m happy to say I kept strong and did NOT have it!. J

This is something I thought I would not be able to do: talk myself out of eating a piece of cake… But actually when I thought about the results I am having, the craving for a piece of that cake went away in a blink.

I also told myself (which helped a lot) that when I got the body I wanted I would be able to enjoy a piece of cake (every so often), just like I was doing before.

It’s about making a decision and taking the first step…If you have a healthy weight, are happy with your body and you exercise to keep your fitness, you don’t need to change your diet. However, if you want to lose weight or shed fat and put on some serius muscles, you have to exercise (harder) and you will need to follow a diet.

I am not an athlete and don’t plan to become one, I’m just a regular person who loves exercising and is ready to take the next step towards a leaner and stronger version of myself.

If you are a regular person like me and you are thinking about commencing an exercise program, or if you want to start going to the gym, or if you want to start a new diet, it is totally worth it giving a go, just take the first step. Once you start seeing results, something will change in your mind and give you strength to keep going. I assure you! You just need to take the first step – you just need to start!

“Believe in yourself, be focused and strong minded! You are capable of doing incredible things.”

Keep healthy and happy.


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“Operation Amanda PT: a leaner and stronger version of myself”

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IMG_20170520_122544_159Four weeks ago I told a very good friend of mine that I was going on a diet and she freaked out! ☺

She freaked out because that meant I would follow a very strict diet and give up on alcohol for quite a while.

We usually go out with our friends to socialize and have a good time. And this often involves eating good food and having a few drinks, so NOT drinking is a big thing, isn’t it? Alcohol can help us relax and unwind. I really enjoy my weekly glass or two.

One thing my friend told me that day was true, she said: “You don’t believe in diets! You’ve always said that if people exercise and eat well during the week they can have a treat on the weekend… you have always thought that. Why are you going to do this program?”

Well, here is why…

I’ve always wanted to have a leaner body but in the past I wasn’t ready to give up ice cream, chocolate, cake and wine, but this time, I’m ready to do it!

I’ve been working in the fitness industry for over 17 years and exercising since I was 5 years old. The first time I went on a diet was in 2014, as I wanted to lose some fat and get stronger. I stopped eating fatty foods, refined carbohydrates, sugar and I also stopped drinking alcohol.

Back then, I really struggled with the strict diet.. (what I missed the most in 2014 was pasta (I LOVE PASTA) and wine (I love having some wine on the weekends)). However, I am happy to say that I’ve been on this diet for four weeks now and so far I’ve kept strong. Last Saturday, I really wanted to eat a chicken burger but I quickly talked myself out of it when I thought about the good results I’ve been having already.

Four weeks on and I’m 2.7 kilos lighter, and feeling stronger!

I can’t wait to see what is waiting for me at the end of this 6-month journey! Watch this space…

“Believe in yourself, be focused and strong minded! You are capable of doing incredible things”

Keep healthy and happy,