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April Goals

April is going to be a transitional month.  The first 20 days are going to be about getting over this post-move funk I’ve been in lately.  I have REALLY struggled after moving with getting into any kind of rhythm.  I am planning this month as a month where I get back to that hardcore place I was in.  So my goal for the first 20 days:

Repeat my Turbo Pump challenge I gave myself back in October.  I got AWESOME results with this calendar and more than that – I really enjoyed the combo.  I updated the calendar for where I am with fitness now and here it is!  It’s more intense then the original Turbo Pump because the last time I did this it was coming out of the Reset (and 21 days of no exercise).  This time I’m going IN to the reset, so I can do the workouts I just fine with no need to keep it basic.

I am going to do Shakeology daily.   Which I was doing, but I’ve kind of fallen off during the move and as my routine is off in general, I just have been a mess.  Back on this every day at least one shake….two if I need it.  I have a bag in the hole so to speak, so I can have a few extra shakes w/o being off.  Especially since during the reset I definitely will not have a shake daily.

Get on schedule.  Seriously.  I am having a really hard time getting up on time (which is making my exercise and food prep in the morning a mess….) because I’m not going to bed on time.  It’s a horrible circle.  The problem has been that since I’m closer to work I am allowing myself to get up later.  But somehow I am allowing a 30 minute shift in my wake up time to be an hour – hour and a half shift in my go to bedtime.  Right…that math is so wrong.  So I need to just start going to bed no later than 10:30 pm – end of discussion on the days I need to workout before work (which will be all of them since Sunday will be my rest days for the next 3 weeks).

So that’s my 21 day plan to get my life back on track.  I haven’t gained any weight as of my last weigh in, so that’s how I know my move wasn’t completely off track as I usually gain weight by thinking about food.  But I do feel like I am not as in shape as I was – which is worse to me.  I don’t care what the scale says if I feel great.  I don’t feel great.

So then on the 21st, the Ultimate Reset starts.  I’m going to follow that book 100% like I did before.  No excuses. I will add in the walking and the yoga this time…at least I hope I will.  I think I am much better prepared to go into the reset as far as how to prep the food to make the food prep more efficient, so I should have more time to do this.  But if I ever do have to choose – it’s food prep and rest.  One thing about the reset is that last time I got SO much sleep…it was amazing.  I slept like a baby most days and got 8-10 hours a night.  I could go for that again.

The reset takes me into May.  I haven’t decided what exercise program I will pick up post reset yet.  I have about 6 weeks to decide that.  But trust you will be the first to know 🙂  I am doing a “get to goal” challenge with one of my fellow Team Tenacity coaches right now that I’m excited about.  I’m really excited for the challenge because it’s coming at exactly the right time.  Time to shake off this moving funk and really get myself back on the road.  There is no reason I shouldn’t be at my goal by December 31st 🙂

I’m sooo not getting sick…

Back home and back on the grind.  I am REALLY run down right now between the travel and work and our move and everything else – but I’m desperately trying to keep myself on the straight and narrow.  I was struggling when I first got back because I didn’t have time to cook on Sunday so that lead to ordering dinner a few more days then I should.  And I had a lot of fried chicken at home.  Probably not as much as I think I did – but considering I can’t even remember the last time I had fried chicken before Saturday, it just feels like a LOT.  I also had a lot of dessert.  See this is the thing right – I should have made a plate, sat down, and eaten.  Instead I nibbled while I was helping my mom host – putting food out, taking coats, ect.  There was a lot going on and I fell into my usual “take care of everything but me” personality.  Which is ok.  Seriously.  It is.  Because I’m out of it now.  I didn’t let it turn into a 2 week thing like I usually do where I eat everything under the sun and cry about how fat I’m getting.  I had a few off days and just like that I’m back.  I got back on exercise immediately and I got back on eating hardcore today.

In general though, I just really needed the last few nights to myself, and I took them.  I read and slept early and fought off this stupid sinus infection to the best of my ability.  I didn’t blog, although I did do some videos for Femistry – which I should do a whole post about soon actually, but I did catch up on sleep and do some serious thinking about life.  Trying to figure out can I quit my job and just workout for 4-6 months, then come back to the real world…but I think that isn’t going to happen.  Not unless someone orders about 1000 copies of INSANITY from me right quick, lol.   But seriously – after having to deal with the memorial and the family (Seriously if ONE more person asks me when I’m having a kid again I’m going to start swinging.  What exactly is the answer to that question?  tomorrow?  On November 18th 2014?  What is it?) and the travel and the go-go schedule once I got home with helping my mom cook and clean and then cooking breakfast and all that….I just was totally wiped out.  I still wish I could have taken some time off this week, but I had work things that I had to be here for.  I make no promises for Friday though…I’m really considering taking a day off to woosah a little bit.

I also should say – I started trying the Les Mills Combat workouts.  Oh my freaking god.  Okay so remember how I was desperate to do this program in January?  Well my order got completely screwed up so I didn’t get it until last week.  Anyway, I wasn’t going to even try it until I finished my hybrid…but um I totally gave in and tried it yesterday because of my total lack of motivation and I get giddy with new stuff.  And I did it again today.  It’s soooo good.  Like I’m already a super fan and now wanting to jump into 2 months of it.  I love this stuff…new workouts just make me excited.  Some of them end up a bust and some of them are awesome.  I need to make a page with my reviews of all the DVD programs I have tried and rate them somehow.  I’ve tried about all of them.  Some girls collect purses – I collect workouts.

Anyway, just wanted to touch base and share what’s going on with me.  I am still feeling under the weather a bit, but I’m hoping my Shakeology + exercise + gallons of water + sleep will all fix me soon.