Monday, August 6, 2012

Fitness Jumpstart: 10-Day Challenge Day 1!
I made a New Year's resolution to get in shape this year... and since I'm the average American, I haven't kept my promise to myself.  At one point I'd lost 10 pounds, but now after 7 months I have only kept 5 of those off.  I'm proud that I've kept those 5 off, but I'm still not feeling right in my clothes, still wanting to get even better.

So I signed on to a 10-Day Challenge with my Beachbody coach, Lindsey.  I've done her challenge before, as well as tried Shakeology, and I felt it would be a great jumpstart to getting back on track.  Unlike my resolution, my goal for the rest of this year is to lose some inches from around my belly, and tone up in general.   I'm already seeing results from my Les Mills Bodypump classes at the YMCA.  (I look like I got a booty lift.  For real.)

Why do I want to do this?  I want to feel good about how I feel in my clothes, which are currently too tight.  I love my size 8 jeans, and I love that after being a late bloomer I finally have some curves.  So my motives are a little vain, but I am at the age where I need to get fit so I can healthily maintain it later on.

My challenges will be finding a happy medium between my good and bad habits.

Good Habits:

  • I wake up early, and I have plenty of time to work out before work.
  • I drink mostly water, and usually get my 8 cups per day.
  • I got a YMCA membership, and the gym is right across the street from my apartment
Bad Habits:
  • I have a tendency to wake up, then find an excuse not to work out.
  • I am sedentary (seated) most of the time at work and at home.
  • I love large portions of bad foods (carbs!!!) and when I "break" my healthy streaks it's a slippery binge slope.
For the next 10 Days, I plan to follow the nutrition guidelines provided by Lindsey, work out 8 out of the 10 days, and track my beginning and end weight/inches.  I will track my food in MyFitnessPal.  Wish me luck strength and willpower!

Disclaimer:  I received a 10-day supply of Shakeology and coaching/nutrition guidance in exchange for blogging about my experience.  My opinions are my own.

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