We are half way through January and half way through the 30 day challenge. Today I want to share with you all my goals, workouts, and nutrition.
I had my precious baby, Lauren, 10 months ago.
I have lost all but 3lbs of my pregnancy weight. I know that sounds fantastic, but I also lost a lot of my pre-preggers muscle too. That's a bad thing when skiing and mountain biking (two of my faves). Over Christmas, I felt like Bambi down the ski runs. Weight loss is not my main focus, while it is a nice result, if I focus on weight loss, I somehow pack on the pounds. Being strong, healthy, and fit are my goals for 2013.
For this 30-day challenge, which I like to look as a jump start for the sporting activities I love to do all year long (and I encourage you to look at this as a lifestyle change), I decided to try a P90X style of working out, with a little Tracy Anderson thrown in. The first week, honestly I was board to tears. This week, I feel pumped up. Excited to start my workout. Feeling the energy boost I got every day from working out, helped me want to keep the momentum going! I am working out six days a week. My workouts look something like this:
Day 1: Chest/Back
Day 2: Plyometrics
Day 3: Shoulders/Arms
Day 4: Yoga
Day 5: Legs/Back
Day 6: Cardio Dance
As far my nutrition goes I am making small changes, while still chocolate remains my nemisice to my ideal food journal entry, I am limiting my sugar and eating nutritionally dense foods. I start my morning with a 8oz glass of water with lemon. I eat a variety for breakfast- granola with plain goat yogurt or two pasture raised eggs with gluten free toast. For my mid-morning snack, I traded my chocolate dipped KIND bar for celery with hummus or a super green shake (see previous post for the recipe). For lunch and dinner, I eat a variety of high quality foods focusing on a balanced meal. I'm focusing on filling up on healthy foods so I don't reach for the sugary snacks and treats. The key for me to be successful with my nutrition is to listen to my body. Eat when I am hungry and stop when I am full. I don't deprive myself, but enjoy my favorite foods in moderation.
I am on my way to hitting my goals through 2013, I hope your 2013 is off to a great start too!