On March 2, 2014, I started a fresh new workout schedule, which includes the continuation of a Runkeeper half marathon training plan, but in place of P90X, my friend and I began P90X3. The one thing I'd been SO looking forward to was 30 minute workouts as opposed to P90X's hour-plus workouts. And so far, I have NOT been disappointed. Quick, intense, get-the-job-done workouts in 30 minutes with Tony Horton. Yes please!
I can already tell that, as long as I stick with it consistently and clean up my eating habits even more, this program is going to deliver some pretty amazing results. Today's Day 6, I have sore muscles (including abs!) and that makes me happy. Today's also day 97 in the December-1-through-now workout schedule streak. Sooooo close to 100!!
Here's my before photo, and below are my beginning stats. I will likely keep progress updates on my #FitnessFriday blog posts once a month or so, rather than weekly, only because I have SO much info I want to share outside of my own personal progress. Maybe another round of Q&As as I get more questions from you, my lovely readers!
P90X3 'BEFORE' STATS
To go along with a new workout program (and now that my workout schedule is part of my daily routine), I've decided to take hold of my eating habits and begin making positive changes toward an even healthier "diet". I require something simple that I can stick to, nothing over-complicated, no need to count or keep track of anything at this stage in my journey.
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After some thorough research and references, I've decided that for me, to keep it as simple as possible with my crazy busy my life lately, I am going to ease myself in to a carb cycling routine. Two simple rules to follow, no crazy limitations, no counting calories. That's simple enough for me! Here's a great article that explains carb cycling in a really easy to follow way.
I'm incorporating Shakeology in to this plan, because of the dense nutrients all in one convenient place, and it's just so simple to whip up a tasty shake - adding in whatever tasty and healthy ingredients I have on hand to make it different every time!
I'm looking forward so very much to see just how hard I can work, to continue to test and push my limits through what remains of winter and the spring that will *eventually* get here. I'm at the stage of my journey where I'm able to accept my body as it is (most days anyway!!), while also working toward improving it because it feels good to me to do so. This summer, I want to flaunt a bikini and NOT feel bad for it!! Not to feel "better than" anyone else, but just to feel -for real- really good about myself and what I will have achieved by then!
As always, please do let me know if there's ANYTHING I can do to aid you in your own journey to better health, fitness and/or weight loss. I reached Emerald Coach rank with Team Beachbody and I'm SO excited to see where this venture leads -- for me, it's NOT about the money -- it's about doing my part to end the trend of obesity and poor health. To support, encourage and cheer you on. So, just know that even if you never purchase a Beachbody product through me, I'm here to support you in whatever way I'm able.
Very best wishes, until next time,
Sounds like you are doing great- thanks for linking up! I can't believe your crazy workout streak- that's amazing! I've been so busy that I've put working out on the back burner...until I had a free training session yesterday, so now I'm dying today! Hey, if you ever want someone to do a review of Shakeology for you, I'm your girl!!
Hi Megan! Things have been crazy insane busy around here, but I decided to make working out and taking care of me a priority, no matter how crazy things get. It's been no easy feat, but it's been well worth it all the same. I'm training for my first full marathon, so gotta keep the momentum flowing! Sounds like you had a great training session and just think of how much stronger you'll feel!! Great idea about the Shakeology review!!! Let me know what you'd need from me to make it happen. :)
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