So, I've finally taken the plunge (again) and am trying to reach my fitness goals! Yay! I honestly don't know why I ever quit because I never feel better then when I am working out and eating right. Life is funny that way! Oh well! No looking back! I'm writing this blog post to share with you what I am doing to get fit. I wanted to start a weekly blog post months ago for accountability, fellowship, to share ideas and well...better late than never! :) Here's what I'm doing now and plan to do!
My friend Kelli over at Small Town Stitcher started The Couch to 5K running program a few weeks ago and seemed to be enjoying it so I asked her more about it and decided to give it a try! You can even download an app for your phone to keep you on track. So cool! I finished W2D1 today and I'm telling you that it does get easier. I am actually loving it! So, if you are on the fence about what you might want to do give this workout a try. It is only 30 minutes a day/3 days a week! But, don't forget that with exercise you also need proper nutrition! Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand if you want to achieve your goals!
I went to this website to find out two things - how many calories I need per day and what ratio of food I need to eat to achieve my goals. What I like about this site is that it gives you a range of choices according to your needs and exercise levels plus its free! :) Here are the two links I used:
So, I see that I need to eat 1700 calories/day with a ratio of 40-30-30 (aka Zone Diet) 170g Carbs/127g Proteins/56g Fats since I am only working out 3 days/week at this point. It is extra work to calculate all this out but if I plan ahead and keep my journal with me I will be fine :) Besides, this is what I want so I need to do what it takes :) After awhile it will be easier to guage what I'm eating etc. While I'm in there I go ahead and calculate how many calories I need to start back with P90x. This site says 2100 calories! The P90x plan says 2400! Wow! I really need to work on my nutrition before jumping into that extreme workout because I barely make 1700/day! My saving grace is that it says extreme fat loss is 1500 so I am trying to shoot for 1500-1700/day.
One more thing, I take a fat burner in the morning and afternoon for extra energy :) Some say this is cheating - WHATEVER! It has really helped and I no longer need any other source of caffeine so I have effectively cut out all soda and tea from my diet :) I also live for my protein shake because protein is another downfall of mine so this replinshes my energy after workouts and gives me the extra protein my body needs :) PLUS it tastes like a chocolate milkshake! Win-Win!
So, this is what I'm doing and plan to do. My goal is to do a weekly update - a journal of sorts - to keep track for me and hopefully inspire some of you to take 30 minutes a day to get outside and enjoy the fresh air! Let's use this as fellowship to get ideas and support each other!
Peace, Love, & Rock n Roll!