This week has been stressful. Actually the last half of last week and then so far this week. Lots going on at work, preparing for visits from family next week, planning a get together for next weekend, and working on my ongoing Project Get Fit that I have been working on. Oh and of course staying up way too late watching the Tigers (one game from the World Series – pinch me!!). In the middle of all this, my washing machine broke and I spent a lonely few hours in a laundromat the other night (like seriously…there was nobody there but me and the girl that works there the whole time, it was weird.).
When I say stressful – I don’t say that word lightly.
Usually, this is when I fall apart. It’s what happened last year and almost every other time my weight loss efforts went to crap. But this year, it’s like the opposite is happening. I’m doing BETTER with weight loss than ever. I was kind of shocked…until I really thought about it.
The first thing that always goes for me is the food. I slowly slip into one bad habit after another until I just am eating so terrible it’s not even funny. Then I stop exercising as much because I don’t have the energy to keep up because I’m fueling my body on junk. Net effect – the weight comes on. Slowly at first. But since my automatic response is to fix it with exercise, I never get the momentum.
This year, it’s different. I have a fairly defined way of eating and I am really awesome at sticking with that. Except for today when I left my lunch at home 🙁 Other than that, I am really good at eating well now. I don’t want the junk. This weekend I had what amounted to a kid’s size cone of ice cream and I barely finished that…which if you know me and my ice cream addiction is like a miracle. I just don’t want junk and when I do have it, I am happy to have just a few bites worth. So my energy never takes a nosedive and I can stay on track. I think the reset has made me a more grateful person. Grateful for the fact I still can make these changes and grateful that I am making them. Grateful for the possibilities that will come and grateful for the fact that I am a healthy as I can be RIGHT NOW. I can’t be mad about tomorrow or yesterday…but I can make sure that my right now is as awesome as it can be.
On a totally different note – I wanted to post my week 2 Turbo Pump schedule. As I mentioned the other day, I lost almost 4 lbs this week, crazy!! I know the above has 80% responsibility for my success. If you want to lose weight, you have to eat to lose weight. But I know the 20% is HUGE from exercise. I am sticking to my daily commitment to workout like white on rice and letting that be my stress relief. Without further ado – week 2!
Monday – Fire 45
Tuesday – Pump and Burn/HIIT 20/Stretch 10
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – Sculpt 30/HIIT 15
Friday – Fire 55 EZ
Saturday – Pump and Burn/Stretch 40
Sunday – Fire 45/Hard Core Abs
This was an intense week. This week even more so. I did HIIT 25 for the first time this week – oh boy. I thought it looked “easier” but I was proven wrong 5 minutes in. Chalene knows her stuff. I definitely am doing more during my workouts. More jumping instead of the modifier moves. More weight on my Pump bar. More everything. Pushing yourself during these workouts is key to seeing results. Every workout try to jump one more time, punch a little harder, or pump a little more weight. That is how we get the body we want at the end of 60 or 90 days.
I’m still waiting for my jump mat (should be here tomorrow!!) and it will be fun to use it for a workout soon 🙂 To pick up Turbo Fire, Les Mills Pump or the Ultimate Reset, just go here! You can also use that link to join my team so we can plan workouts and keep each other motivated 🙂