By Jasmine Perez |Staff Writer|
Getting in shape may seem like a tedious and tough task, but with the Rec Center and good eating habits, losing weight isn’t as hard as it seems.
Kim Arrieta, who was able to lose 20 pounds plus added muscle mass after starting her fitness journey, shares her process.
Her journey, which started about three years ago, has been filled with a lot of trial and error in order to find out what works for her.
“Losing weight is not only about nutrition and exercise but about getting to know your body and what will work for your body,” said Arrieta.
“Everyone’s body is different, so what will work for someone else’s body may not work for you,” continued Arrieta.
She cut out fast food from her diet since the beginning of her fitness journey.
“I feel that cutting fast food and avoid eating fatty foods has really worked for me,” said Arrieta.
“However, being super strict on myself is something that I have tried but has not worked,” added Arrieta.
She also focused her weight loss process on alternative exercises including cardio.
Arrieta wanted to lose the weight but gain muscle as well.
She chose to focus her workouts on weight training, starting with 10 minutes of cardio, 40 minutes of weight training, 5 minutes of ab workouts, 15 minutes of sauna and ending with another 10 minutes of cardio.
“I used to think that doing cardio was the only way to lose weight but I found myself not liking it,” said Arrieta.
“I found what worked with my body, which was weight training and eating right and I am finally starting to see changes,” added Arrieta.
Different supplement consumption is something she has incorporated since the beginning of her process.
There were some she absolutely hated and others she loved and continues to consume.
Arrieta is currently is taking Xtend Scivation BCAA’s, Isopure Whey Protein and C4 ripped pre-workout cutting formula that is specifically for fat loss.
Protein shakes and aminos are a must for her.
“Aminos are my favorite as they shorten your recovery time and reduce the amount of soreness,” said Arrieta.
They have allowed me to work out legs without feeling super sore,” mentioned Arrieta.
Throughout her fitness journey, Arrieta looked up to many fitness YouTubers such as Jazmine Garcia and Nikki Blakkthat who inspired her to start her own channel.
If you want to know more about Arrieta’s journey, follow her series on YouTube, KimGetsFit.
Subscribe to her channel, KimArrieta.
“I still have more to accomplish but for now I am happy with my progress,” concluded Arrieta.