Thursday, March 21, 2013
So, I set out with a workout plan that consisted of 3 days of kettlebells, which I love and 3 days of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution which is more of a HIIT program including weights but I quickly learned that the plan I set for myself is not going to give me the best results; therefore, I've revised the plan.
Body Revolution is a 90 day program that also gives you an optional 30 min cardio workout each day for maximum results so from Monday to Friday my days will consist of the appropriate program for that day along with the cardio workout. Saturday I will do my kettlebells and take Sunday to rest.
My new goal is to stick to this for the duration of the program and hopefully get past this plateau I seem to be stuck at. I figure something has to change because although I'm feeling better and stronger I can't help but get discouraged sometimes when I don't see the scale moving. I've made a point of only weighing in once a month, I track all my food and have only went over my daily calories (slightly) twice since the beginning of January so I thought I would have more "visible" results by now. I have to remind myself everyday that this new journey of health and fitness I am on doesn't come easily or quickly. And remind myself to look inward and take note of all the positive progress I made so far such as feeling healthier, stronger, more energized and I'm starting to get a better grip on my stress levels.
Given my renewed interest in "living" my life and becoming a better person I will be donating blood for the first time later today. I've always been nervous to do it and felt guilty that I haven't because I'm a universal donor. I feel it's important for my kids to learn how to give a little bit of yourself for a greater good whether it's donating blood or pick up the garbage in the park. A little effort goes a long way.