SODA and more…

Ok, so I posted on FB a few weeks ago about soda drinking habits. I have been a heavy diet soda drinker for the past 2 years. I would say 1 per day and lately maybe even 1.5-2 per day. EEEKKKK!!! Here is what I read:

The researchers monitored the soda-drinking habits of more than 2,500 individuals and compared them with the number of vascular events—heart attacks and strokes—that occurred over a 10-year period. After factoring in pre-existing conditions—diabetes, high blood pressure, BMI, and others—they found that those who were downing diet drinks on a daily basis were 43% more likely to experience a vascular event than those who drank none. (source:

Now for a little update! I HAVE had a few sodas in the past 2 weeks BUT only 4 diet drinks. I am proud to say that my fridge is soda free! YAY! It has been hard for me to go to the store and pass up buying a 24 pack of soda but I have prevailed! The times I had a soda was when I went to lunch with a friend and then lunch with my mom(I didn’t even think of getting anything else) and a few times at my brother’s house. Next time I go out, I will remember to just order a water. Little by little I am making better choices and I hope you all are doing the same.

As for my workouts… This weekend was active rest for me. I mowed the lawn with the help of my mom. We were going to weed eat and clean up flower beds but we didn’t get to it. It’s a very big yard!

I have not gotten to my workout yet for the day. I have worked from 8-12 and will work from 2-3 so after my little one goes to bed tonight, I will hit it hard… Here is the break down of my upcoming workout. You can search any of these workouts online for proper form. I am hoping to be able to record my workouts very soon for you all to follow.

5 minute warm up on the treadmill

Push up/jump up and over a hurdle(book, weight, whatever you have) for 20 push ups

Squat, stand up and raise a kettle bell up to the side for 24

(set up 3 hurdles or something to jump over) *burpee in between each hurdle then jump over hurdle for 4 rounds

Plank position/raise one knee to opposite elbow, twisting at waist for 15 on each side

5 minute run on treadmill at a 2 incline and a 5 speed

I will do this all 3 times*Here is a BURPEE


About Fitness Guru

I am a fitness enthusiast trying to change the world! Ok, well I know I won't be changing the world but hoping I can reach out to a few people. I am a personal trainer and a single mom who has struggled through life, lost my way and fallen off the fitness bandwagon. I want to share my struggles and how I'm finding my way back to a healthy life with daily fitness/exercise/diet tips, advice, videos and pictures. View all posts by Fitness Guru

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