I started listening to Jillian Michael's Podcast not because I particularly liked her, but I did like her no nonsense approach to fitness. She doesn't put up with whining and backs her exercise opinions up with facts. I started listening to her podcasts from the first one she did. I frequently listened to her podcasts when I worked out by myself. One tip keep a scrap of paper and pen around when listening. You'll want to take a note or two occasionally. I had my workout sheets in my storage clipboard that I'd take to the gym. In my clipboard I keep my workout sheets, a pen, hair ties, a tissue or 2 and chapstick.
It took me several months to get up to current on her podcast, but with every entry she would answer a question I had in the back of my mind. The first question I had was what sort of diet should I go on? Her answer don't go on a diet. Eat healthy, eat clean (organic when you can) and don't eat more calories than your body needs. Simple. I can do that. Sometimes I do feel like I've restricted myself too much and I feel a little crazy like there is nothing in the world I can eat. That's when I take a deep breath and get out an old Weight Watcher cookbook and make a few recipes. It reminds me that the world is open to so many possibilities. My latest recipes came from "Take-Out Tonight." I made 2 of the italian recipes. I took them into my trainer to see what she thought. She thought they looked good just watch the sodium.
My review of Jillian's Podcast is I like it. Her sidekick is a hoot and makes me laugh out loud. Keep a pen handy and enjoy.
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