Monday, January 05, 2009

I started Today...


The Atkins Diet...



This is one of the Diets that some of my Friends do and it WORKS!! They look Fabulous!!

It starts with 2 weeks of  no Sugar and no Carbs and no Caffeine.  It is lots of Protein and only 20 grams of Carbohydrates a day.  I know it sounds crazy, but you have to cleanse your body of all the sugar cravings and junk & Restart your Body!   I have done it before and it's not easy at first.  I know by day 3 or 4 I am going to be very crabby, but after that it gets alot easier.   It's only for 2 weeks, then you slowly add more Complex carbs each week until you are at your desired weight.  It works, and it is such a Great way to eat!


Something else that i have been doing and LOVE is ....


PILATES




James Urianza is the Owner & Instructor at Studio Physiques in the Riverwoods and he knows his stuff!  I go 2 times a week and Love the Pilates stretching & especially the barefoot workout!

My body feels great and i am not beating it up.  It was hard for me at first to get into this, because I am so used to working out Hard.  It is so great how flexible you become and how stretching your muscles actually helps you lose inches.


17 comments:

Fionna said...

Seriously Shannon!!!! I agree with the pilates work out, but please you don't need to do the atkins diet :(

Ludvigson Family said...

I agree. You look great! I LOVE pilates. Your post makes me want to get going on my equipment. I love how after a session I feel so centered and energized!

Idaho Penningtons said...

Good luck! Do it now before you get old like me and you become a diet flunky!

Candace said...

I love pilates! My old dance coach now teaches pilates with the machines and everything. I like it better than yoga.

jane said...

you go girl! I am trying to get my classes around pilates so I can still go...if I even get any classes, they're all full!!! ugh.

Lucrecia said...

Shannon, you look amazing! And you're going to look even more so once you're a regular with Jim! Good luck with Atkins! I never crave rice or pasta or bread. But chocolate, oh my, that is a whole different story!

Katie Glade Bagley said...

I went on a diet yesterday too! Elliot and I are doing to Fat Smash diet. Can't wait to here about yours. It is taking everything in me not to drink the diet cokes in the fridge :)

Lindsay said...

It looks like you guys had a blast over the holidays. So many fun pictures. Ya... I have heard a lot of good things about the pilates and James. 2 of the moms I babysit for go to him. They love it.

Candy said...

You can buy a pilates workout station on line and do it at home 3 x a week. $300 and it can be yours!

L Johnson said...

You are so fit I have no idea why you would think any different, but you go girl;0)

ME said...

I have heard amazing things about pilates at the riverwoods! I just can't wait to workout again! BTW...a diet?? Shannon you are so fit but more power to you!!!

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Shannon said...

Good for you. Yeah, I am on the "all-carbs" "all-the-time" diet!;-) You already look "amazing" but good luck! ;-)

Jennifer Napierski said...

I seriously doubt you need to diet. I did Atkins hard core after I had AVa. I lost 30 pounds staying in the 'keitosis' phase and then another 20 after that slowly by adding in fruits, etc. It's so much easier to do in the US because of all the yummy no-carb stuff. I always gave myself one meal a week to satisfy the carb craving. After the two weeks of course. Diet sodas helped me through that diet. They kind of helped with the sweet tooth. Good luck.

Jennie Minor said...

I am going to try this on Monday! Thanks for posting this. I have been wanting a diet to help me lose the baby lbs. THANKS!

Jenn Granum said...

You go girl! Good luck - I will join you when I get back - I have a few holiday pounds to shed.

The Andrus Family said...

Shannon- I doubt that you need the akins diet! I will tell you that Jim and his amazing studio will change your body and how you feel about yourself! He is amazing and the best out there! Just look at how good Rebecca your neighbor looks.

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