Faith Fitness and Laughter

Sticking to a workout program

on March 21, 2012

Hey!   When I woke up this morning and watched the weather, it said 100% chance of rain.  All.Day.  :/     After being sick for nearly an entire week, being in rain all day was not something that I wanted to do.  What I wanted to do was to stay in bed and continue to rest.  But……with a staff of five at my workplace, and two out right now, I went on into work so that I could spread the love/germs to my customers and co-workers.  🙂

 

Breakfast:

 

Rudi’s Gluten-Free toast, 1/2 of a banana, Justin’s chocolate peanut butter, and chia seeds.

 

Lunch:

 

Weight Watchers oatmeal, one slice of Rudi’s gluten-free toast with the rest of the Justin’s chocolate nut butter.  Random, yes.  Delicious, yes.  🙂

 

 

Afternoon snack:

 

A few pecans, and some string cheese

 

 

Dinner:

Same as breakfast. 🙂   When I got home, I thought that I would give a workout a try.  It lasted an hour, so I was pretty wiped when I got done……aaaaand it was 8 p.m. so I ate some toast, nut butter, and a banana.  It was SO G.O.O.D.

So now I am just chillin in my bed watching King of Queens.  I am on season 8.  This show is freakin hilarious.  Kevin James=funny.

Not being able to stick to my workout routine this last week or so due to illness, it got me thinking about how it’s going to be when I get back in the swing of things.  I put together a list of things that I know will motivate me at sticking to my schedule.

 

 

How to stick to a workout routine:

  • Start out slowly.  Don’t put in any pressure on yourself.  Most importantly, don’t compare yourself to others around you.
  • Prep your workout gear.  I always lay out my workout clothes the night before if I plan on doing a morning workout.  I would sleep in my workout clothes if I could!
  • Involve your friends.  Thankfully, my best friend and I have working out in common so I know that she will always motivate me and encourage me to keep going.
  • Pain.  If you start having pain, know how to tell the difference between injury and just being sore.
  • Plan your meals.  Eating healthier meals always encourages me and motivates me to keep working out.
  • Be proud of your accomplishments.  Set goals and when you reach them….be proud of yourself!
  • Finally, have a blast!  If a workout is not fun, you won’t continue it, so pick something you will like.  🙂

Disclaimer:  These are just my own personal thoughts.  It’s always important to remember that if you are starting an exercise program, consult your doctor.

 

 

I am so glad that I am feeling better today!  Not 100%, but better.  🙂  I have this cough that will not go away!  One super cool thing though!  I was able to pick up my new glasses today….:)  Picture coming soon.

 

 

Workout:

I found this new workout DVD that I am really loving!  I haven’t had a chance to post about it, due to being sick, so here goes!  Amy Dixon: Breathless!  Holy cow this is the best workout I have done in a long time!  It’s a full hour of Tabata style workouts.  Here is what the back of the DVD says:

 Take your body, mind and heart out of its comfort zone and go breathless in this state of the art Tabata inspired cardio workout.  Breathless Body is a thoughtfully designed interval drill based program.  This super effective calorie torching system includes a total of 8 drills done 8 times for 20 seconds total with a 10 second recovery in between.

Let me just say that this is a very tough workout.  Amy so kindly includes three different strength levels.  Beginner, intermediate and advanced.  What I really liked about Amy is that she did the entire workout without stopping.  I was drenched (I mean drenched) when I finished and so were they.  I found it very motivating  that the instructor was right there with ya the entire time!  If you are looking for a nice cardio change to your workouts, I highly recommend this one!

 

To the families that have lost loved ones in Jacksonville, AR this past Monday, my prayers are with you. 

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2 responses to “Sticking to a workout program

  1. I completely agree with not putting pressure on yourself. When I put pressure on myself to complete a workout, I end up not wanting to do it and dread it. Working out is fun, or at least enjoyable, when you let it be. After not working out all week because of my toe, I am ready to stop using it as an excuse and do something tomorrow, weights maybe!

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