“I’m not looking to lose weight, in fact, I wouldn’t mind putting on some muscle mass, but I need fat loss. I am what they call ‘skinny fat.’ Can you help?”
SFM: When did your weight loss journey begin?
Jessica: I have always struggled with my weight since childhood. I’ve tried everything including weight watchers (more than once), HCG, deprivation, 1200 cal, juicing, etc. In college I became a jazzercise instructor and found a love for fitness. In order to get into top shape for our wedding in 2014, my husband and I did boot camp style workouts. The instructor there convinced us to try CrossFit. This is truly where my mind shifted in what I thought a healthy body looked like. I no longer wanted to be “skinny.” I wanted to be muscular and toned. I didn’t mind being a bit thicker, and it was when I started working with a coach there and counting macros that my body drastically changed. I can see that now, but at the time I was still very self-conscious and refused to wear shorts. I wish I would have been able to enjoy and take pride in my body.
One of the most popular appliances in kitchens today has got to be the Instant Pot. I have a deep love for the Instant Pot myself and thought I’d share with you all today why it’s an appliance worth owning and some of the basics. I think a lot of people are intimidated by the thought of a pressure cooker, but let me first say, this is not the same pressure cooker your grandma has. The Instant Pot has a lid that locks in place and can’t be removed until all pressure is released.
It’s week like 26 of quarantine right? It sure feels like it. One thing that keeps us going in our house is daily exercise. Last Monday a friend tagged me on Instagram to try this workout. I’m modifying it a bit for those of you who probably don’t have a barbell. Let me know if you try it, it was fun!