Monday, February 24, 2014
I've found that although I'm working out hard- my eating plan needs some tweeting more towards the veggie/fruit side to balance with starches. I'm not one of those vilifying grains and starches- but I DO think they need to be balanced with complex carbs as well.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Week one of Rushfit ended yesterday- and I did it!! 4 AM workouts twice on 12 hour work days.... Lots of sweat.... Lots of questioning my sanity- but I did it!! For this week- I'll be working on eating out less. Let's face it- fitness success has MUCH to do with what your nutrition looks like!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
F@ck yeah!! That's what I wanted to yell after I got done with today's workout!! Which, consequently, is the same video that assassinated me on day one!! I wasn't able to JUMP and yell after the workout- but bet your @ss that I crawled my way onto the couch and garbled through my sweat- something about F@ck yeah- I'm f@cking amazing and the such!! It's a bit foggy now and will probably remain such until I get some food in me.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Wow! Today was an abdominal/core workout. It was, by far, the most effective ab/core workout I've ever done. It's the least toned area of my body... And I'd like to have some toned curves to show once I've lost the fat... So yeah!! But no... I do NOT want a six pack. I think they look manly and anorexic on women and look yucky on some men as well. Fit and toned= yes!!!
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Ok so my jump start got sidelined by a few days with a fever. But living healthy for the most part saw me having a fast recovery and able to start today as scheduled- albeit by the skin of my teeth. I could have postponed... But I was well enough to complete the workout so I chose not to let life get in the way.
As for the workout itself- EXCELLENT!! It is St. Pierre's trainer that actually leads the workout and does a phenomenal job queuing. The movements are more fluid and functional than the P90 stuff I've done. This reminded me of Chalene Johnson's strength videos that have worked so well for me in the past- only with more innovative/fluid movements. I feel accomplished and excited about this journey!! 8 weeks. And it will be happening as I job hunt in the middle of it 3 1/2 hours away and my actual move will happen with 3 weeks to go of the 8 week program. I'll likely begin my new job towards the end as well. No excuses. Only results!!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Ok- so it's clear that I've been MIA for a while. Clearly. And it wasn't just vacation. Thankfully- my workouts stayed at least stabilized. However... The eating did not. Yikes!!
So.... Many of you have written in. Some wrote to give me some friendly chastisement and others with challenges.
With 38 days to go till my big move- I really need to get on the ball- so i've decided to accept 2 of the challenges.
1) No more than one meal that wasn't prepared at home every 7 days (starting in the morning- so MY week will be defined as Thursday-Wednesday)
2) Rushfit!! I purchased it intending to do the eight week program after I move...especially given that I'm moving over a month sooner than I thought. However... There is no time like the present! So I'll be doing the 6 day/week program potentially even through starting a new job.
P.S. Alarm will be set for 4AM on work days...