A New Workout Program

Ever need a push to keep you going in your workouts? Ever get tired with the same old workout? I know that after a while I need something new and different. I AM NOT A GYM GIRL! The time it takes me to get to the gym I could be doing something else. In January 2012, when I started my journey to get healthy, I did P90X for 90-days. I fell in love with working out again. Not only did I feel better, but I appreciated the convenience of working out from home. I could either roll out of bed and workout first thing in the morning, or have my workout waiting for me when I got home. (The bonus with this was I could immediately shower and make dinner when I was done; again not something that you can do when you workout at the gym.) After P90X I did Insanity, did a month of a hybrid of the two programs, and then finished the year with ChaLEAN Extreme. I started this year with the Ultimate Reset, then Insanity followed by Insanity Asylum. I promise I’ll break these programs down in another post.

I believe I have mentioned it before, but I haven’t worked out since May because I herniated a disc. I actually was working out from February (when I did it, I think snowboarding), until May when the doctor said STOP. I was finally cleared to workout again in August, but I couldn’t get myself back into a workout routine. A few friends in an accountability group I am a part of, started talking about doing the Ultimate Reset. I had purchased it earlier in the year when they had a sale, so I thought “Why not!?”.

A light bulb went off: THIS was my opportunity (and push I needed) to end this year on a high note and get back on track! I was going to do the Ultimate Reset at the end of October/beginning of November to get my eating back on track. After the reset I was going to start Focus T25 to get my workouts back on track. Well, I’m happy to report, I started Focus T25 yesterday! I woke up early and got it done before my work day. It was the perfect way to start my day, and week.

First day wasn’t too shabby. I modified several of the moves because I haven’t worked out in six months, and to hurt my back. I don’t want get start and then have to stop again. I don’t mind modify to get myself going. I’ll be stronger for it later down the road.

Focus T25 Day 1

I had a great workout! I’M BACKKKKKKKKK!

Yesterday was day 1 post reset. I was good almost all day until a little snack I had in the afternoon. This past weekend I made gluten-free bread, coffee cake and funfetti mini cakes. The bread and coffee cake turned out AMAZING! The funfetti tasted great, but I bought the wrong sprinkles so the colors bled into the cake batters. Oops! 🙂

So, what did I eat yesterday? Breakfast – Bowl of fruit and a piece of my gluten free bread with 1 Tbsp of peanut butter. AM Snack – Greenberry Shakeology with peaches and cranberries. Lunch – Spaghetti squash with homemade pesto and Sweet potato and red pepper soup. PM Snack – Funfetti cake and homemade hummus with veggies. Dinner – Lobster tail, asparagus and scalloped potatoes. (Yesterday the boy and I celebrated his birthday together. I made him something nice because it was his birthday. He also enjoyed a piece of steak.) Dessert – 1/4 of a small reese’s peanut butter cup blizzard. (I joking said last week that all I wanted was a blizzard. When the boy showed up to my place he had bought us each a blizzard. Aww!)

Clean Eating

All in all it was a great day! I feel better because of the clean eating, and I’m hoping I will feel that much better because of my clean eating AND workouts!

Question: Where do you prefer to workout (i.e. gym, at-home, studio, etc.)

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