As my muscles became accustomed to lifting weights, I was less sore overall, but still had some DOMS. <—(this is a good read for anyone who has an interest in more advanced weight training!) AT the very least this lets me know it’s working. I enjoy this program because I don’t feel like I’m overworking my body to a point of extreme pain the next day. I have done that before on my own without a disciplined plan and wound up having to push back more workout sessions because of the extreme pain. As the schedule stands, it spreads out the different muscle groups so you have a few days to recover before using your arms/legs again. Admittedly, I have been a little lax on completing the abdominal workout, which I know I shouldn’t be. It’s my spot I would like to tone the most and definitely the spot I give the least time to as far as exercise goes. I’m going to make it a priority to do an ab workout at least 2 times a week from now on.
Instead of giving a wordy play by play on all the things I ate on the blog, I’m opening up my myfitnesspal diary log to the public for anyone who would like to view it (or become my friend via that app.) This is where you can view my food diary. I’m brutally honest with my logging so don’t be surprised when you see ice cream and froyo on consecutive days. We’re all human, and I’m just a human that likes dessert a lot more than most meals. I’ve been making a conscious effort to not go out to eat more than twice a week for any given meal, so that means preparing a lot of meals ahead of time or making family dinners more often. It also means a lot of trips to the grocery store. I’m starting to think the checkout cashiers know my routine. I also try to really cherish the meals I have at restaurants and have them planned out in advance so I have something to look forward to. (I’m looking at you, Saturday morning brunch!) Having self control comes in many forms, and this is my way of starting a healthier way of eating.
I enjoy the rigidity of a workout schedule because it keeps me motivated and makes me want to stay on track. Without the bikini boot camp calendar and charts, I would probably be less inclined to do the workouts fully/on their scheduled days. I’m really enjoying the workout plan so far this time around.
How do you stay motivated to workout?