Best Body Bootcamp 4 – Week 1

Two posts in a row… cray-cray!

So I’ve made it 5 days of Best Body Bootcamp, and I live to tell the tale.

This week has been really good – after oh… 2 months of not caring at all about what I ate, and exercising sporadically, it feels so good to be back in a routine of healthy living. After being on a candy bender over Christmas, I had to detox myself. My sweets of choice this week have been: berries, sugar free pudding, and a few bowls of peanut butter Cheerios (love). No chocolate or candy – it’s helped cut down on the sugar cravings dramatically, or maybe it’s all in my head. Who knows, either way, I’m gonna go with it.

For Best Body Bootcamp, we have to set two healthy goals each week. They could be anything related to healthy living. I chose: walk Jerry around the block and floss every night. Things I should be doing every day right? Right, but I wasn’t. I had a dog that also needed to be on a post-holiday diet, and my teeth just felt gross. Everyday (except today) has been decent weather-wise, and I’ve managed to get Jerry around the block (or longer) every day! We did make it on a walk today, even though it was a little dreary. He loves it, and I am enjoying it too. Most days I take him for a quick walk at lunchtime, which works perfectly. A nice break in the day for both of us!

As far as workouts go, it feels really good to be back at the gym. This is what I have done so far this week, and what I have planned for the weekend.

Monday: Core class + 30 minutes of elliptical intervals
Tuesday: Boot Camp Fitness Test + circuit intervals on the stability ball and treadmill (bootcamp workout)
Wednesday: 75 minute walk with Jerry, still didn’t tire him out
Thursday: 45 minute Centergy class (5:45 AM – a FIRST in my life, a morning workout. Can’t say I loved it, but I didn’t hate it)
Friday: 40 minute walk with Jerry
Saturday: Core circuit (bootcamp workout)
Sunday: Maybe Centergy class, maybe more circuit intervals, maybe nothing??

I’m more motivated than I have ever been to get fit. I have a lot of reasons why, but the most important reason is that I want to do it for me!

I’m off to enjoy my evening – the family is coming to town tomorrow because my parents are adopting a new puppy! More to come… 🙂 

Two and a half months

Well, it’s been two and a half-ish months of craziness since I last posted in my blog. I’ve done quite a bit in the past few months!

Brace yourself for some highlights:

  • Went to a horse race
  • Went to Washington DC, again… I go there a lot!
  • Celebrated some college graduations (Go Wolfpack!)
  • Went to India!
  • Packed up my Charlotte apartment (all by myself, I may add!)
  • Big Red (my car) hit 60,000 miles
  • Saw Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney in concert! 
  • Moved to a new apartment, closer to work

Thrilling, I know… the most exciting 2 weeks in that time period was definitely my trip to India. I went for work. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I had an amazing experience!

What is up next on my horizon? Why am I back to blogging? Well, I have always used this blog as a record of my fitness accomplishments and culinary creations. And, next week starts round two of Tina Reale’s Best Body Bootcamp!

The deadline to join is FRIDAY! So get on it! For $25, you get 8 (EIGHT!) weeks of workout plans. I have to say, the first round of bootcamp kicked my butt, and I am looking forward to seeing what Tina has in store for us this time!

Also, thanks to my mom, I am all settled in to my new apartment. My life has been in moving shambles pretty much since I last posted, and I really haven’t cooked much at all. My bank account hates me for eating out so much. I am ready to get back in to the healthy living swing of things! Last night, I made coleslaw and vegan banana everything cookies. I don’t bake often, so this was an accomplishment. I am starting to feel back-to-normal after a few months of chaos…

I’ll be back soon, I promise!

Best Body Bootcamp – Week 4 Recap

All of week 4, I was traveling all over the Eastern Seaboard! I always have issues when I get out of my normal routine, so I sent my healthy goals to help me stick to it!

Goal 1: Record my meals and snacks in My Fitness Pal
Goal 2: Floss every night

I did OK on both of these goals… far better at the beginning of the week than towards then end, when I was too tired to care any more!

I didn’t make a specific workout plan this week, but I figured I would squeeze in as much working out as I could, with the hopes of getting 5 days in. I consider this week to be a workout success. I have never made it a point to fit in some intense workouts on a work trip – there is a first for every thing!

Here is how week 4 went, workout-wise:

Monday: 60 min plant tour (all walking!)
Tuesday: 30 min walk outside
Wednesday: 30 min circuit training – lower body and jogging/walking interals
Thursday: 45 min walk (another plant tour!)
Friday: 30 min walk (yet another tour..), 2.5 mile jog, 30 mins of abs
Saturday: 60 min strength training intervals, walking ALL day around DC
Sunday: REST!

Overall, it was a good week – especially with traveling from Sunday to Sunday. Looking forward to getting back to normal this week! I just opened up the Phase 3 plan for Best Body Bootcamp (can we say intense?), so details on my week 5 plan to come tomorrow! Also, stay tuned for details from my epic road trip and weekend in DC!