I finally started a new workout program today! I kinda feel like I’ve been talking about this for months 😉 but I did have a method to my madness on when I started lol! My tentative goal is to do 3 rounds of this program! So, I finish my first round JUST before Christmas!
This is actually unlike any program I’ve ever tried. And, I feel really badass! My first workout was a half hour of 6 rounds of MMA. I was dripping in sweat and the time flew by. As with anything, I felt uncoordinated and unsure of the punches and form but also as with anything, you just get better every day and the more you do each workout. And, I burned over 300 calories in that half hour ~ my heart rate was just as high and at one point higher than my running heart rate. Love. My. Fitbit Blaze! And, even though I’ve been told many times that gadgets like this just cannot be accurate and that only in a lab setting would you really know for sure how many calories you’re burning, I still love it. I use it as a guide of how hard I’m pushing and I don’t ever “eat” back my calorie-burn so again, it’s just a way to make sure I’m pushing myself. AND, I love the pedometer aspect it has!
My goal is early morning workouts but this week is kinda haywire AND after looking for our remote for the DVD player for like an hour, I was SUPER thankful for BOD (Beachbody on Demand) ~ you get all the programs you buy on DVD on your streaming membership as well. AND, there is over $5000 worth of workouts up there now regardless of whether you have the DVDs at home! It. Rocks. My. Socks. Off. PLUS, I can use it when traveling! I’ve used it to do my own workouts in hotel rooms & fitness rooms IN hotels before! It’s especially great for programs like CDF that don’t require any equipment!
And, after I finally got my first workout done, my sister texted to see if I wanted to try some squash shrimp bisque. Um. Yes. Please. It was DELISH! This isn’t the best pic but so so so good! I was honestly really hesitant the first time I ever tried squash soup but I absolutely loved it. And, since then, I’ve also made sweet potato and asparagus soups. Hearty and yummy and healthy!
So, yes, here we go with the sometimes unsexiness of doing a specific workout every day and tracking food on a new nutrition plan and getting my comfy butt out of bed when I’m really cozy on these cold & dark fall and soon to be winter mornings. It’s not always easy but it is always worth it! And, I’m loving the accountability groups I have going right now to keep me inspired and in the game!