Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Survival of the fittest...Thanksgiving version

Well i'm pretty sure i successfully survived the biggest eating holiday of the year. Anyone else with me??? I indulged a couple of times for sure, but kept it to a minimum and i'm already back on track. No fattening leftovers in this house! I didn't even bake a single sweet thing, there was no need. It would either be A) Eaten or B) Wasted, and i'm really not sure which is worse.

I'm really excited with a new weight loss plan i have going on. I have some good friends of mine coming up with workout routines for me to try, review, and then i will be choosing my master trainer of the week based on which workout i found most effective. The only guidelines are that the workouts have to be things i can do at home, in a short amount of time (no more than 30 minutes), using only my body, hand weights, and resistance bands. They can be timed challenges, done all at once, or they can be reps challenges spread throughout the day.  I invite everyone to send me workout routines and i will review them! In a couple of weeks i will also start doing different workouts on my wii and to videos and reviewing those but i want to help out the people at home that want to lose weight but don't have the money for videos.

The workout i did yesterday was submitted by my friend Sam -

With resistance band: "do 3 sets of 8-10 reps of squats with arm curls...3 sets of 8-10 reps of short lunges with opposite arm from back leg up doing shoulder press...next do 3 sets of 8-10 oblique crunches with the band under one foot and holding both handles in one hand crunch to the side....In between each set do 10 jumping jacks, 10 kick yourself in the ass ups and 10 high knees!! Also take one foot back and put the bands in the back foot...next take your arms above your head with the bands as if you were going to do a tricep press....next bend forward at the waist with your abs not your arms.....do these crunches as well to work the middle part of your abs."

Super amazing workout. The cardio about kicked my butt. I had fun with it, cranked my music up, and was done in about 20 minutes. I'm also a pushup junkie so i added plain squats and pushups at the very end of the workout, just to blast my heartrate up.

I'm nearing my Dec 1st weigh in. I'm hoping that the few little indulgences i had on Thanksgiving won't hold me back, i have high hopes for this weigh in. I have cut out my fast food, soda, sweets, and most potatoes. I've also been making sure to take my vitamin b12 daily for a metabolism boost, and have been trying harder than ever to eat fresh veggies on a daily basis. My goal is to be 180 by Christmas. It's going to take some major workouts to get there but i'm ready to be toned again.

I have some really exciting (at least for me!) goals coming up soon. I will post them along with my December 1st weigh in. In the meantime, start sending me those workout routine ideas!

1 comment:

  1. You are doing AMAZING and are going to rock tomorrows weigh in! I'm super proud of you and you are a huge motivation and inspiration! Keep it coming!!