Every other Wednesday I have a morning meeting at work which means I have to wake up at 4:15 am if I want a morning workout. Gross right? Usually, I do a quick run because I know how long it will take me and I don’t even have to think about it, but I also really love to do work out videos, because also, I don’t even have to think about it.
I want to share a few of my favorite videos with you. I do have several Go-To’s because I know they work when I need a quick fix here and there. Those are Beachbody’s Hammer & Chisel and Body Beast. (Sagi makes me laugh, look him up) These videos require weights, challenge you to lift a little heavier each time, and they’re around 40 minutes. If I want to see a little more definition here and there, I do these.
Another option is Fitness Blender. Fitness Blender is a FREE website and they have so many different videos to choose from. You go to http://www.fitnessblender.com and pick your desired workout duration, number of calories you want to burn, type of workout, and level of intensity. I like this site if I’m looking for something new to try. I get bored with workouts quick, and if they’re boring I’m not motivated to do them at all.
Both Beachbody and Fitness Blender offer nutrition plans to pair with workout schedules. When I was first starting this was really helpful because I ate very poorly! I’ve tried a few of Beachbody’s nutrition plans, but they just haven’t worked long term for me in my season of being a busy working mother of 2 babies that has a sweet tooth. But even though these plans weren’t really for me, they were a starting point to show me that what I’m eating has much more of an effect on me physically, mentally, and emotionally than exercise ever will. I haven’t tried Fitness Blender’s nutrition plans, but I’m sure they’re very similar.
Today’s workout was a 3.5-mile run, and I will probably lift some weights tonight when the kids go to sleep…probably.
Wednesday Eating- I’ve been intermittent fasting every day and being really good, but today I was just really hungry for breakfast so I totally ate a McDonald’s egg and cheese biscuit when they made Charlie’s order wrong. (Charlie would eat bacon cheese biscuits every single day if I let her!) Lunch was grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, and hot sauce, and dinner will be something on the grill and more broccoli or a salad. I also snacked on a rice crispy treat and some almonds, and I drank a ton of water.