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#MotivationMonday: My Go-To Weight Loss Tips

Ever since I've been on the weight loss roller coaster one thing has rung true. There are a few tried and true strategies that have always helped me lose the weight. Things that I know are non-negotiable to lose the weight in a healthy and timely way. Things that are so totally boring and non-glamorous, but that we hear over and over again on blogs, in magazines and from celebrity trainers.

When I get down in the dumps because my weight loss plateaus, or I over indulge and put on a few pounds, I remind myself to:

Drink water. I know. Ugh. Water. Not a very sexy tip but it's so true. I have figured out that on the weeks where I've lost a pound or two, or gotten my belly bloat  under control, it's because I've drank my water every day. And for me, that means I have to down 2 Litres of water per day...which is just as much as drinking 8-9 glasses a day. Check out these water calculators from the Mayo Clinic and Fitsugar to help determine how much water you need to be …

#MotivationMonday: Starting a 21-Day Fitness Challenge

I love starting new projects at the beginning of the month. And while I'm about two weeks late to my own challenge, I finally decided on my monthly challenge.

A few months ago I purchased the 21 Day Fix Extreme and while I've started the program a few times, I've never gotten past the first week - or past day 3 on the eating version of the plan. So this month (or what's left of it) I'm committing to 21 Day Fix Extreme...workouts and meal plan (fat burn plan, where you eat every 2 hours for a total of 6 mini meals).
Eeeeeek I'm nervous. Whille I can committ to relationships and a favourite pair of jeans (hello dark wash flares circa 2005) I find it so hard to stick to fitness and nutrition plans. Even remembering to take my Metamucil twice a day at the demand of my doctor is a struggle!
So anyway, I went grocery shopping this afternoon and this evening I cooked, steamed, chopped, baked and roasted most of my proteins and veggies and carbs to last me the week. I…