|See? Crossing this thing off was VERY satisfying.|
A bit of background on this journey-- I began getting more fit and healthy (again) last January. Isn't it always the way that we fallible humans have to learn lessons a few times? So one of mine is living healthfully. Anyway, through increasing my exercise, decreasing my Calorie intake, and improving the quality of the foods I was eating, I lost 20lbs. in about 2 months. Then... I stayed at that weight. I would fluctuate a few pounds up and down, but haven't had a net loss since. That, my friends, is what we call a plateau, and it's time I shattered it, don't you think!?
So, motivation? Check. We got home from the lake and it was time for the first workout: Cardio. Here are my impressions:
- Shaun T, you are great. So motivating. Well-researched.
- The workout definitely got me huffing and puffing, and sweaty! I did the modified moves about 1/2 the time and still got a great workout in.
- 25 minutes goes by fast. This part of the plan is going to be wonderful for my medical-student schedule. Just as the program boasts... I no longer have any excuses. :)
Tonight I spent quite a bit of time prepping food for the week. Shaun T has a great 5-day kickstarter meal plan, as well as a set of recipes to accompany his program. I'll be logging about 1,200 Cal/day-- all really wholesome, healthy foods. To maintain honesty with you blog readers, I need to add that I'll be implementing the Shakeology supplement, just to try it out. I get to taste all the yummy-sounding recipes starting tomorrow!
[Please note, I have no fiscal investment in my posts to date, so this isn't a plug for any of these programs-- just an honest review.]
So on the docket in the morning is weighing in, measuring, and getting on to Speed 1.0. I'm excited to keep you all posted on how it goes. We're starting a new module in the morning, which I'm excited for as well. Plus Kevin and I got some furniture for our apartment this weekend! I'm jealous that he gets to use it all the time until I move in after the wedding.
|Wahoo! So cute! And comfy! And FREE!|
“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”-C.S. Lewis, about Aslan the Lion [Which means this is ultimately about Christ!]