Posts Tagged "routine"

Back On Track!

I mentioned the other day, that I was all discombobulated due to a rocky winter. I thought getting back into a fitness routine would really help, so I took that step this Monday. Instead of going back to Les Mills Combat, I decided to do a second round of Les Mills Pump.

I really enjoyed that program the first time around. The music is awesome and I really love all the instructors. So, I figured “why not?!” As was the case with Round 1, I’m not following the program to the T. I’m doing a hybrid with Turbo Fire, because everyone knows that’s my soul mate workout. I just don’t think 30-60 minute walks are sufficient cardio for me. I need more intensity!

So, I got back to work Monday and I feel great! It’s helped me upped my water intake, too. That always helps me feel better. Not that I typically eat poorly (I’m a disciple of the “moderation” school of thought), but I’m sneaking in healthier snacks and more fruits and veggies as well. My old standby “healthy” peanut butter, Better ‘n Peanut Butter, was super old, so I tossed it. I’m now going to grab PB2, which is highly recommended by my fellow Beach Body addicts.

I figure if just a couple of carb free foods are added into my diet, here and there, it will make a difference. I don’t need an overhaul. Shakes, cooking ingredients, cheese, crackers, and milk alternatives are on my list. For example, I used Silk Almond Milk in my Shakeology shakes last year. I’ll probably bring something like that back.

Basically, when I’m in a routine, it’s a trickle down effect on my entire life. I should have forced myself back into this sooner, but life happens! I’m glad I was able to right the ship and break out of my winter rut!

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Video: Why I’m Not Doing P90x

I finally explain why I’m not doing P90x right now. It started out very well, but I missed a new friend too much to continue! Sounds dramatic, right? Watch and see what I’m talking about!

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Find Your Running Routine…And Then Stick With It!

This week, I learned yet another valuable lesson along my fitness journey. I’d like to share with you all.

I live in Ohio & we had unseasonably perfect weather this week. There were some stretches this summer where it was in the 90s with a lot of humidity. Those days usually came with air quality alerts that kept me from my running all together.

But this week was different and I wanted to take advantage of the weather while I could! I’ve condensed my workouts down to just one session taking place sometime in the 2-5 PM window. On Wednesday, I decided I’d run. I was encouraged since I had just shared with you all how much improved my running was thanks to a few short weeks of TurboFire.

Well, that optimism didn’t last long! After the usual 6-8 minute adjustment period — when I usually settle into a nice pace — I wasn’t feeling it, like I usually do. But I kept going. After a total of 15 minutes, I felt terrible. It was like my balance was off & I was almost dizzy. I knew it wasn’t the weather, so it had to be something else, right?

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