Finally, I should be able to ace this challenge and that’s partly why I chose it… I need one to go in the winner column. Life’s been a little hectic and even though I’m training to run 3 races in 2 days…I’m feeling underwhelmed as it pertains to my fitness desires. With June will come more regimentation……please, please, please.
What better way to maximize the shortest month of the year than by stacking & super-sizing fitness challenges??
No pain, no gain…so they like to remind us, anyway!
Here are the challenges I’ve chosen to embark upon. These are in addition to any other workouts I routinely engage.
These have incorporated rest days & some days will appear to be lighter but trust me, with daily living thrown in, it’ll serve to push towards some health & wellness for the day.
Personally, I like to attempt something on rest days or use them as makeup days for anytime during the month that I may slack off. My main goals above all else are proper form/execution and maintaining a challenge scenario in that I’m pushing my limitations thresholds….varied amounts of added weight, resistant and/or reps will take care of that.
Join me if you will….
Oh yeah, WE GOT THIS!!
~peace & blessings~
Although this particular challenge has only 30 days…I threw in a “last chance workout” for January 31 to finish out the month strong.
I’ll post the results of my month’s totals once I add them up.
I’m a fan of keeping track of my fitness stats because I like concrete evidence of progress or lack thereof. (I was recently looking back over a workout journal from 1998!) I have some phone apps that I use as well as online that a very impressive, at least for me.
As a somewhat early adopter of the technology, I’ve seen a lot of updates and have come in contact with a lot of different features which I’ll get into reviewing at some point. I’ll be using that data to measure my effectiveness and make modifications to my workouts.
So far, so good…
~peace & blessings~
I know traditionally that most of the “year in review” talk occurs either the last couple weeks of December and/or on the cusp of the new year… Well, I guess this post qualifies since 1) I thoughtfully pondered what I left behind as well as what lies ahead of me, 2) I confirmed & verbalize it and 3) I made a mental note, followed up with a quick draft post that is now coming to fruition.
By far the biggest news is that I succeeded in ending the year in considerably better shape than I was when it began.
As I prepared to make the transition from my 30s, I launched my FIT FAB 40s LIFESTYLE CHANGES and have been traversing the course diligently.
At that time I thought I was in decent shape due to some dietary changes that are still in place. It can basically be summed up as I adopted a flexitarian/semi-vegetarian diet which means I eat more vegetarian fare (not to mention organic, non-GMO & gluten-free) than I choose to eat meat, though I’ve chosen to avoid pork for health reasons since my 20s.
Personally I’ve found it more difficult to make myself eat meat and will have to consciously plan to eat it. Well, aside from ordering it when I’m dining out because I’ve got a handful of real meat options that I rotate throughout my diet for protein & omega-3s.
Somewhere along the line an unexpected, newfound love of spinning gradually but rapidly developed and I found myself inducted into the collective known as the triple spin club.
The combination of diet and fitness helped me to shed an eye-popping, jaw-dropping 30 lbs. over the span of several months. Once the right mix of these clicked, I amazed myself by even skipping a size as I made my descent. I have had to purged my closet… twice! But as the saying goes “the third time’s a charm….” I am gearing up for the mother of all purging. Yes, that’s right, hopefully this year’s spring cleaning will see me muster the strength and part ways with the last of my double-digit sized “fat clothes”.
While I’ve never been one to wear stretchy-fabric, elastic-waist or potato sack-baggy clothes, it’s a huge leap to take away the safety net of having pieces in your wardrobe which are a size larger than what you’re currently wearing. As I continue enjoying the freedom of buying smaller sizes (without having to try-on, no less…..) to replenish my closet, I plan to settle in and enjoy the thrill of the ride wherever it takes me….
~Peace & Blessings~