Entries in fitness (6)
The last time you heard from me, it was in January and I had set a new years resolution to lose my baby weight. Well six months later here I am. I haven't lost much weight at all, I've stayed pretty much in the same area (around 155), but I haven't been trying either. Truth is, I've spent the past six months studying to get my California mortgage loan originator license. It's been a long and painful process, since I still work from home as a social media specialist and take care of my baby, as well as maintain my houshold errands and stuff.
Working, studying AND having a baby is no joke. It's the hardest thing I've done yet. But I'm happy to report that I'm almost finished and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. By the end of this month (July) I should be done with all of my pre-licensing education, and ready to have my life back again!! YESS!!
My little sunshine. Isn't he cute?
In the mean time, I've lost hair, gained some grays and acquired a mean chocolate addiction. UGH. I've lost myself --- to having a baby, and now to studying. I'm ready to reclaim my life back again. Although I still have one more test to pass before my studying stresses are over, I feel ready right now to start eating healthy again and incorporating some exercise back into my life. I can't go FULL throttle yet, but I can at least start revving up my engine in terms of getting back into fitness.
So here's my workout plan for the week:
Monday - Run 1.5 miles
Tuesday - Core routine
Wednesday - Run 1.5 miles
Thursday - Core routine
Friday - Run 1.5 miles
Saturday - Yoga
This is all I can manage right now. As far as my meals go, I've been trying to clean up my diet as much as possible here and there. Here's a meal plan I followed last week:
Dinner was random. I plan to incorporate more healthy foods into my diet this week and try to slowly push out the junk. I can't believe I've allowed myself to eat so much junk the past six months. I haven't been my usual self and I'm really tired of eating crap. I'm SO ready for this change right now, and especially ready to get my prebaby body back.
I feel pretty lousy that things have been this way, but at the same time, I really couldn't have it any other way. To give myself due credit, I have been walking DAILY with my baby son, so I've at least kept that up. When I get focused on a goal, I get tunnel vision, and right now my goal has been to finish my prelicensing education. Everything else has been secondary or non-existant. Not to mention, when I've tried to workout as usual I've ended up completely exhausted and unable to do the things I need to do like take care of my baby, or stay up late studying. BUT, that's okay because I know what I want, and I know where I'm going, so I have absolutely no regrets about the fact that fitness has taken the back burner these past months.
Has there ever been a time in your life when you've truly been too busy to workout or too stressed to eat healthy? Am I just a wuss or what? Okay I admit you should never be too stressed to eat healthy, there's no excuse there. haha, leave a comment. Have a great week guys!
p.s. I'm excited to start blogging more again too :) I'll keep you updated on my progress here!
I am going to be documenting my fitness journey for you on YouTube and here on my blog. Every week I will upload a video, and here on my blog I will share my workout plans for that week which you can download in PDF format. I will also be sharing some recipes that I'm using to eat healthier and eventually a meal plan which you will be able to download in PDF format for FREE.
Please note that I am not responsible for any injury or hurt that you may experience if you follow my exercise program. This program was specifically developed for me alone, so follow it at your own discretion! Always check with your doctor before starting any exercise program, especially after a csection because you can really hurt yourself if you're not ready to workout yet. Everybody's body is different and heals at a different rate. Having said this, if you do my program, please leave me comments, I'd love to know how you are doing on it!
I am a bit nervous about committing to a workout program with having a baby now. Just in case you didn't know, having a baby and committing to a workout program is challenging! I will definitely need my husband's help to get it done.
To download my week 1 exercise plan click here!
Leave me a comment if you follow my program! Have a great week!
Happy Sunday peeps!!! Well you guessed it, I'm headed back into fall semester starting tomorrow at BYU. One of my major classes this semester is Human Anatomy! Trust me I've already tried to get a head start on studying because I know it's going to be one big avalanche of information *squirm* Anyways school always makes me feel so happy so I'm really excited to get back into it even if it becomes challenging for me.
Who else is studying and working right now? Speak up if you're in the same boat with me!
So I've got to admit I've been taking quite a hiatus recently from blogging, and it hasn't really been intentional. Sometimes I get in these weird moods where I would rather be an internet LURKER than a blogger and that's what I've been doing lately. But I'm happy to say that I am planning to start blogging more regularly starting this week!
For the longest time I've wanted to start making my own YouTube workout videos. I'm ready to announce that I'm going to start posting my own YouTube workout videos for you to do this week and I hope you enjoy!! I've been largely inspired by fellow trainer Kyla Gagnon who is my favorite online personal trainer!! She inspires me soooo much and naturally is inspiring me to create my own workout vids!! So I hope you guys give me your feedback! <3 <3 <3
Speaking of YouTube, I made this video below today and it is one I've been wanting to make for a LONG time now. If you're the kind of person who likes to do exercises with the proper form to save your ligaments, joints, bones from stress and to actually strengthen your muscles, PLEASE watch this video! ;-) I've been seeing people do this exercise at the gym WRONG for the longest time and I decided it was time for me to help some people out!! hehe Please leave me a comment if it helps you out!
I'm going to be planning my meals for the week today (since it's Sunday) and getting ready to rock a great week of eating right and working out! Here's what my list looks like:
Have a positive Sunday! xoxoxo!
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From time to time I like to give you specific fitness advice, so this is where you can find all of my tips and tricks. For now these are mostly advice-related but eventually I'd like to post more hands-on how-to stuff!! ;-) This list is always growing so keep checking back!!
If you have a "how-to" question you really want me to write about, shoot me an message!
"I've been considering going into personal training, but wasn't sure how to go about it. I've heard different things from "you have to go to college", to "you can get certified online", to "no you can't get certified online, those are only scams!". It's all really confusing! Do you have any info about how to go about this?" If these are YOURquestions, this is the post for you to read!
If you loathe yourself for binge eating on the weekends and don't know how to stop, this post is for you.
Before you take the plunge on a new gym membership, check yourself on this list first to make sure you're making the right decision! Don't rush into it!
These are my favorite Jeanette Jenkins' fool-proof rules to follow that will definitely get you results.
There are so many ways to keep a food journal. This is how you can begin.
If you're feeling totally blue and insecure, check yourself on this list of things before you give up and implode. ;-)
Grocery shopping can be one of the biggest hurdles to overcome before starting a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips to get it right!
If you never have been to a yoga class, please read this before you go, I promise you'll thank me!
There are a lot of ways to cut up old rags and make them into cute fitness fashion clothes! Here are just a few ;-)
Don't get stuck in that awful diet cycle!!! Here are some tips for you if you feel like you're slipping away into insanity. hehe
I know so many people who want to run but have no idea where or how to begin. Keep it simple and read this post. hehe ;-)
I *LOVE* discovering amazing people who share the same love for health and fitness that I do. Here is a list of inspiring people that I've had a chance to interview here on my blog! You'll be totally glad you found them!