Alright, January has passed and already I have been procrastinating exercising. I know how I am. I get myself so motivated to tackle goals (working out is the prime), and when it comes time to start, I don’t. So I’m thinking, maybe I need to take this slow..
I thought I’d start with a little challenge to get me motivated. One that’s short, sweet, and to the point.
I chose the 30 Day Plank & Squat Challenge.
It may not seem like much, but these workouts tone the abs, strengthen the butt muscles, improve balance, and help to develop overall posture.
So, From February 1st until March 2nd, I’ll be doing these fitness challenges plus incorporating stretching exercises (15 minutes) and improving my sleep habits.
Anyone interested in participating? Let me know in the comments! Also thumbs up if you liked this post (I’m trying a little bit of everything), and don’t forget to folllow if you enjoyed any of my other posts (I love meeting people up here with mutual interests).
I think I’ll periodically post videos on my Instagram of me participating in this challenge so I definitely need motivators on this one too!
Good luck to anyone joining or starting any fitness goals, let’s keep each other motivated. We got this!!
I didn’t think I was doing enough.
I mean I have changed up my eating habits for the better, but I occasionally work up a good sweat. I should definitely take more walks with the baby. That allowed me to get some cardio in for the day, and it put her down for a good nap. After I injured my back, it has healed but there is still some strain there. I decided to take it easy and stretch as much as I can. Sitting down at a desk I find doesn’t help too much. I think I was so discouraged about everything that I just decided to avoid the weight scale for a few weeks. Well today I decided to go ahead and get on for the heck of it…
Well I’ll be…
I haven’t been under 200 pounds since I was in middle school! So understand that this is a celebration.
I’ve been off of my smoothie game lately! This morning I thought I’d share my breakfast with you guys.
Rise & Shine Smoothie My ingredients are usually raw, or natural (nothing packeged, or processed) but I decided to go against my normal smoothie guidelines and add a meal replacement in it as well. The breakfast essentials packed a lot of protein. Now that I think about, so did the soy milk (laughs). Oh well, the chocolate flavoring went well with the banana. On a healthy note, it also packed:
- 21 vitamins & minerals
- 13g of protein
- 2x the calcium
- 2x the vitamin D
My usual smoothie would consist of
- 1 banana (potassium)
- 1/4 c of blueberries (antioxidants)
- 3 spoonfuls of Greek Yogurt
- 1 c soy milk
- 1 tbsp honey
I’ve been using MyFitnessPal for the past month to keep track of my calories. What I love about this app is that I was able to tailor my plan based off of my input my goals. When inputting my meals, I can scan the barcode of my ingredients and it’ll auto fill the nutritional information. It’ll also inform me it’s nutritional values, when an ingredient is high or low in a vitamin or mineral, and when I’ve reached my macros goal(s), which makes me feel accomplished. Even if I’m preparing a dish, I can create a recipe putting it in as a whole— I cook family sized dishes, and it’ll recalculate the meal as 1 serving.
The MyFitnessPal also offers a sister app, MapMyRun that uses your location to measure distance and time of my workout. Now this one I haven’t used yet. I haven’t ran in sometime, but enjoyed running on a track. Where I live most tracks are connected to the schools and the public is prohibited from using it during school hours. Well yesterday was the last day of school so I have the entire summer to utilize it! I’m excited and nervous at the same time. But I will start running again next week.
Until Next Time,