As you may or may not have read about last Sunday, I started a new fitness journey of self love. It mostly stemmed from not being able to work out consistently for two weeks but I am always looking to improve. I love me some PiYo so I took the leap and signed up for Beach Body on Demand.
Sunday I sat down and scheduled out my upcoming week of workouts. This was a trick of mine when I started working out at home. It was really easy to get off work at 2pm and decide I was just too tired to work out. When I scheduled my workouts in advanced it helped get my mind ready for going home, pushing through the afternoon lull and getting on with the rest of my day.
(Note, this was a workout I did in March)
The biggest perk with this new job is that I have time before work to work out. I know, a lot of people think I’m crazy, including my night owl husband. Getting up at 6am to workout when I could just stay in bed another hour, I must have lost my mind right? When I was working 9:30am – 6pm I would get up and go to Turbokick at 6am, I even went on Thanksgiving one year. So I spent this week, getting up at 6am to work out, unless of course we had volleyball that night.
Sunday: PiYo Define Upper Body & Piyo Define Lower Body, 42 minutes, 174 calories burned
Monday: Volleyball @ 7pm, 2 hours, 640 calories burned
Tuesday: Piyo Round 46, 58 minutes, 430 calories burned
Wednesday: PiYo Drench, 48 minutes, 385 calories burned
Thursday: Dog Walk, 17 minutes, 80 calories burned, Volleyball playoffs @7:55pm 49 minutes, 406 calories burned
Friday: Active Rest Day, Dog walk am, 39 minutes, 199 calories burned, Dog walk pm, 16 minutes, 72 calories burned
Saturday: Dog walk am, 31 minutes, 148 calories burned, Park walk, 18 minutes, 65 calories burned, Turbofire 54 minutes, 563 calories burned
I’ve also been loosely tracking my food and water with MyFitness Pal. This is a tool I’ve used for a very long time to keep myself in check. Do you really know what 2 tablespoons of peanut butter looks like? Yeah, it’s sad and eye opening really. I’ll show you my Monday for example.
2 cups of Verismo coffee, Dark Roast/
4 tablespoons of Coffee Mate Natural Bliss – Almond Milk Coffee Creamer
1 small banana
1 Oatmega Bar – Chocolate Coconut
1 Piece teriyaki Salmon
1 cup basmati rice
(without the wine from dinner the night before)
1/3 cup nuts and fruit trail mix
Homemade taco salad w/ the following:
2 oz. Butter Lettuce
1/3 cup Ground Turkey w/ taco seasoning
1/3 cup Black Beans and Corn
2 tablespoons Mexican Shredded Cheese
1/4 cup Black Bean and Corn Salsa
1/3 cup Guacamole
1/4 cup Medium Salsa
Water Intake: 11 – 8 oz. cups of water
I am already feeling like I have more control. Really that is the problem when I cannot stick to a schedule. My type A personality get’s upset and drives me mad. I’m still working on balance and letting go of the crazy scheduling but it will always be a part of me. PiYo and Turbofire have always been my two favorite workouts so being able to do them again is a giant gift to myself. I have always felt like a badass after accomplishing an hour long sweat session either on the mat or kicking butt.
Week one down, another PiYo workout in the books today and a new schedule for this upcoming week. What are you doing to reach your goals?