Hello Fit Peeps!
Today has been a whirlwind of adventure AND I’m not sure it’s slowing down anytime soon
January seems to be THE time for fitness challenges, and why shouldn’t it be? The energy is fresh and vibrant, the coaches and resources are ready, and your own motivation is probably higher than it was when you were finishing off Christmas candy a few weeks ago.
Before I let you in on my personal challenges AND tips to conquering yours, just remember that all you really need is some self love and appreciation to reach your goals Deal? So let’s get started.
I have TWO (count em) challenges I am participating in this season. You can follow my INSTA for inspiration and what not on keeping your sanity while trying these challenges.
The 2 I have chosen is the Bodybuilding.com Transformation Challenge and the Labrada Lean Body Challenge.
Now, the BB.com is closed for entry BUT you can still participate The Labrada challenge is open until January 25th and I highly recommend it.
I’m going to give you a very brief rundown of my plan and then highlight some pretty good plans you can find at Bodybuilding.com
Step 1 in reaching any goal: HAVE A PLAN.
You MUST plan in order to succeed or else you’ll end up simply going in circles.
Here’s mine (your WILL vary……)
Nutrition: I am counting NOTHING!!!! I am practicing intuitive eating and listening to my body intently. I eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m satiated, not stuffed. I allow treats, BUT I am trying to limit the wine for this challenge
My menu for this week includes:
- Pablano/avocado pasta
- Spaghetti squash and meat sauce
- Black eyed peas and deer sausage
- Breakfast tacos with game meat
- Protein pancakes with various fillings (including dark chocolate!)
- Roasted veggies and salads
Simple and mostly prepped on Sunday.
My workouts are ever changing due to injury and treatment. As of now it looks a little something like this:
Monday-total body strength training
Tuesday-cardio training (was kickboxing, but will change to boxing/mma training)
Wednesday-total body strength training focused on glute med and low back rehab
Friday-total body strength training
Saturday-short cardio training
I try to do yoga for 20-30 minutes every day AND I try to walk for at least 30 minutes a day if time allows. I don’t sweat it if that doesn’t happen.
PLANS FOR YOU!!!!
Below are a few BB.com plans I really am digging. For beginners, it’s best to pick one and follow it (that’s less than 3 years weight training proficiency) and advanced can pick and choose from a few if you like.
These will cover the basics from beginner to advanced. Remember, when starting a new challenge DON’T do the same old thing you’ve always done! Now is the time to try something new and give your system a little bit of room to adapt and grow with the challenge.
It’s not about winning……it’s about thriving.
See you soon,
OH and you may want to get on the mailing list as I’ll be sending a special bonus out this week, just because