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This week's focus is on exercise. Exercise and I have certainly not always been friends. I tend to go in and out of workout phases. The outs usually end up making me feel flabby and lethargic. After celebrating for the last few months (eek) I've gained ten pounds. Happens fast, but after all of the hard work I've done I'm determined to work it off (and fast). I'll be starting week one this week to jump start my metabolism. Too bad my fridge is full of yummy cheese and bubbly wine. Sigh.
My Fitness Plan:
Monday: Download My Fitness Pal (although not entirely accurate, I enjoy the accountability and it helps me to see what I'm putting in my body). My username is homemadegrits if you want to play along with me.
Mon/Tues/Thurs: My go-to workout video is 30-day shred. I sort of loathe it, but it works!
Wednesday/Friday: Yoga keeps me relaxed and is amazing for stretching and elongating muscles. I love long and lean muscles. Not so into really buff arms.
Saturday/Sunday: Family hikes and running with the help of this app.
Notes: When it comes to protein powders for after workouts it's important to look for all natural ingredients. Avoid powders with high fructose corn syrup and sucrulose. This whey protein from Vitacost (sign up through the vitacost link and you get $10 towards your first purchase) looks like a good one.
We are in the process of planning a beach trip with friends in September. Extra motivation to get in shape! I'll be using the Getting Healthy Log to track my weekly progress. I like visuals. The more the better!
I would love to hear your thoughts on fitness. What works for you?