Weekly Menu 1/22/17

Jan 22nd MenuWe’ve reached week 3, the final week of the 21 Day Fix! Woohoo!  I’d love to tell you that I’ve been sticking with the meal plans exactly as I laid them out but that would be a total lie.   Continue reading “Weekly Menu 1/22/17”

Mapping Out a Fit 2017

Mapping Out A Fit Year

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Fitness is always on the top of many New Year’s Resolution lists.  In order to keep my fitness goals I started planning out my fitness programs for the year (See my 2016 Plan).  I don’t really enjoy working out so having a program to follow helps me stay on track and stay motivated.  Also, I work out first thing in the morning to make sure I get it done.  As a non-morning person this mean my brain is not fully functioning so not having to think about what I’m going to do is a plus.  I literally roll out of bed, put on work out clothes, brush my teeth, pull my hair up in a messy pony tail, grab some water, consult my work out schedule, pop in the dvd and start following along.  Some days it’s a slow start, arms crossed, halfway doing the warm-up, yawning, pouty face.  But, eventually I get into it a little more and push harder.  Vacations are always a good motivator!

I’ve mapped out a workout plan for the year with all my favorite Beachbody programs to help me stay on the right track. Actually doing the programs helps me push myself a little harder because I like to check off the boxes and complete each program. Otherwise I end up picking the easiest or quickest workout just to get it done. Check out my full reviews for 21 Day Fix, T25, Brazil Butt Lift, and 10-Minute Trainer.  Be on the lookout for a review of Core de Force soon! Continue reading “Mapping Out a Fit 2017”

Why I No Longer Go to the Gym & A Few of My Favorite Beachbody Products

Why I No Longer Go To The Gym & Favorite Beachbody Products

For many years I was a member of a gym, like ever since high school.  And while I’ve always known the importance of exercising and staying fit, going to the gym wasn’t something I particularly enjoyed doing.  As a wife and now mom there are just so many other things (laundry, meal planninggrocery shopping, etc.) that need to get done.  My husband on the other hand could spend hours at the gym.  He loves to workout.  Our approaches to the gym were very different.  I wanted to get in and out as quickly as possible. Before we had B, spending an entire Saturday morning at the gym was his idea of a good time, not mine.  I would anxiously watch the clock and think about all the things I needed to get done before I could do some actual weekend relaxing.  It happened to work out perfectly that I was 8 months pregnant when we moved and talked about switching gyms. One of the things we wanted in a new house was a “home gym”- among other things.  Luckily, we were able to find a home that met those needs.  I prefer working out first thing in the morning so I get it done and over with.  Otherwise, I’m tired by the end of the day and full of excuses.  With a new baby and an area to workout in at home I told my husband that I didn’t need a gym membership anymore- I think I’m going to try one of those Beachbody programs from the infomercials.  You know the ones you get sucked into watching. Whoever produces those does such a great job! I mean why do they draw you in so much? Continue reading “Why I No Longer Go to the Gym & A Few of My Favorite Beachbody Products”

Mapping Out a Fit Year

Mapping Out A Fit Year

I’ve mentioned before that working out isn’t my favorite thing, but I know it’s important to maintain my health.  I used to go to the gym to workout but after B was born I started doing Beachbody programs (check out my reviews for 21 Day Fix, T25, Brazil Butt Lift, 10-Minute Trainer, Cize, and BodyBeast).  They work great for me because I like to have a plan to follow instead of wandering around the gym trying to decide which machine I want to do or which muscle group I should workout. I also like being able to wake up, push play and get my workout done first thing in the morning without even thinking.

I’ve mapped out a workout plan for the year with all my favorite Beachbody programs to help me stay on the right track. Continue reading “Mapping Out a Fit Year”

21 Day Fix Review

21 Day Fix Review

I recently completed the 21 Day Fix and LOVED it!  I’ve done other Beachbody workouts (P90X, Insanity, Brazil Butt Lift, 10-minute Trainer, and T-25) and this is one that I’d been wanting to try for awhile and finally just got it done.

Here’s what you can expect with the 21 Day Fix. Continue reading “21 Day Fix Review”