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Discovery Post

23 Mar

I haven’t posted this week because nothing has really happened. Work, training, exercise, food prep…you know, the usual.

Anyway, I decided I had to do a quick post about a little discovery I made this morning. As I’ve mentioned before, I have workout ADD. I’m always looking for something new and something I can do at home. This morning my YouTube search for “30 min HIIT workout” delivered. A channel called FitnessBlender popped up. I ran through a 30 minute cardio/ab HIIT routine and it did not fail. I highly suggest those of you who don’t have a local gym, don’t have time to get there, or, like me, are just too lazy to leave your house but still want to get in a workout check them out. Here’s the link to the routine I did this morning and here are my results.

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They have a couple 1,000 calorie workouts so I think I’ll check one of those of tomorrow. I’ll let you know how that goes and post my results.

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It’s been awhile…

17 Jul

Wow, I didn’t realize it had been so long since the last time I posted.  A lot has happened.

I started the Jamie Eason Live Fit program and got through about 9 weeks of it, but I didn’t really follow it properly.  I kept eating what I wanted and drinking beer and just having a good ol’ time.  I kept up with the workouts like crazy, but I just wasn’t seeing the results I wanted.  Sure, I saw some muscle gain, but I wasn’t losing any fat or weight so I ended up giving up.  This is not to say that the program wasn’t good, this is my inability to follow it correctly.  I knew that if I had followed the eating plan as well as the workout plan I would be much closer to my goal.  12 weeks just seemed sooooo long!

So, like I said, I gave up…but just the plan, not the goal.  My husband suggested that I take a look at this book called “Making the Cut” by Jillian Michaels.  He said there is a quiz to find out what your metabolic type is and a complete plan to follow.  I figured, what the heck, right?  It’s a 30 day plan.  This is much better for someone who can’t seem to commit to any plan for a full 12 weeks.  22 days ago I began this plan at 136lbs.  Over the past 3 weeks I haven’t had any caffeine, salt, and I have stuck to the menu plan exactly (although I’ve incorporated a protein shake after my workouts to up my calorie and protein intake).  I’ve also done every single workout thus far and guess what?!  I’m getting results.  Today I weighed in at 125.4, a 10.6lb loss and I’m even starting to get some abs! Check them out:

This is just the beginning…

At the end of the 30 days, I’m going to take an updated progress photo and I think I’ll share my before (eek!) and current photos and then keep posting every 30 days.  Can’t wait to see the difference!