Jill Lee Ann aka jillleeannsjourney_ on Instagram started at over 350lbs and realised she need to completely overhaul her diet and lifestyle.
One morning, Jill woke up and decided she didn’t want to continue on this path and that day, started to commit to a healthy diet and a consistent workout plan.
Jill details exactly how she did it below, listing her daily meal plan and the weekly workout routine that she completed her whole journey, to help her lose almost half her bodyweight. Follow Jill on Instagram for more inspiration and fitness updates!
Jill Lee Ann’s Weight Loss Diet:
Jill’s daily diet which she ate during her weight loss journey:
Breakfast: Within an hour of waking up I make sure I have some sort of protein in my system. I usually do 2 boiled eggs and a protein shake or smoothie. A protein shake is 1 scoop of whey protein with almond milk and ice. If I do a smoothie I use frozen fruit with no added sugars, coconut water or 50 cal orange juice, 1 tsp of coconut oil, 1 tsp of honey and 1 cub of Greek yogurt with a few ice cubes.
Snack: Rice Cake with PB
Lunch: Grilled Chicken, green beans and a sweet potatoes or brown rice.
Snack 2: Veggie Sticks and hummus.
Dinner: Haddock, brown rice and salad.
I do not eat past 7pm and I may add in a quest bar after dinner or in replacement of a snack.
Other Snack Options:
1. Hard Boiled Egg and Sliced Veggies.
2. Sliced Apple and Almond Butter.
3. Natural, Low Sodium Jerky.
4. Seasonal Berries with a cup of Almonds.
What Are Your Favourite Weight Loss Recipes?
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Weight Loss Workout:
I work out 5 days a week. I do high intensity weight training M-F. If I miss a 5am workout I take a 60 minute spin class after work. My workout routine has changed dramatically since I first began my exercise routine. I originally started out with spin classes only for the simple fact that the class was dark I could hide on a bike in the back and I could get a good cardio workout.
I lost about 80lbs alone just doing that but hit a plateau. I could not get over the plateau so I enlisted the help of a personal trainer who introduced me to high intensity weight training. I wish I started with this initially because I dropped 18lbs the first month and my body started to transform. I love a high intensity workout first thing in the morning.
Jill Lee Ann’s Weight Loss Workout Routine:
Monday: 4 Rounds of a leg circuit consisting of : 12 squats , 20 speed squats on the bench, Stairs with 2 squats on each step, 20 sumo squats, 20 lunges, 20 box jumps, 12 front squats. 30 minutes on the elliptical.
Tuesday: 4 Rounds – 15 Push ups, 20 Decline Press, 15 Chest Fly in and outs, 10 curls with 10 reverse shoulder press, 15 kettle squat press, 12 squat hand clean press, 30 sec treadmill, followed by 30 minutes on treadmill alternating with jogging and walking.
Wednesday: 4 sets 12 reps – Overhead squat : bent row, side to side medicine ball: curls, walking lunge with press: single row, Sit up with press: deadlift, Russian twist: meds in and out, running in place with press: t-bar row, Side to side squat press: triceps.
Thursday: 3 sets 20 squats, 30 lunges, 40 calf raises, 1 minute wall sit, 100 jumping jacks, 1 min wall sit, 40 SUMO squats, 30 leg raises, 20 squats. 30 minutes on elliptical.
Friday: 4 rounds, 15 box jumps, 4 square with 5 squats at each corner, 1 minute rage band, 20 squat jumps, 12 deadlifts, 1 minute treadmill, 15 bosu ball burpees, stairs. 30 minutes treadmill.