Fitness Update

For those of you that keep track, you might have noticed I’m not posting my “Day Count” for workouts anymore. It’s not because I’ve given up or anything. Here’s the situation —

  1. I hit a plateau after a few months and was seeing very little progress for months and it was discouraging.
  2. Several experts and my trainers ALL advised me that 7 days a week was not particularly recommended and that better results would come from staggering, weight training and high intensity interval training.
  3. After proving that I don’t really know what I’m doing, I’ve decided to take their advice. I now have a weight trainer, a pilates trainer and a schedule that involves alternating days off.
  4. I’m still “at” it – I’m working out multiple times a week and trying my best not to fall into a bad schedule. However due to the craziness from the fires and several cancelled training sessions, It’s been a very mix-matched several weeks. (few too many days off)
  5. I’m getting back on track, doing weights, pilates, and some cardio with days off after heavy lifting & hard workouts. I’m still working on getting this new fangled approach, scheduled and stable.
  6. Additionally my diet was kind of hit and miss, I’m now doing Healthy lunches via work and Healthy dinners via Munchery. I’m hoping that with a very fixed schedule on meals that I will also get better in this arena. As that is my next goal stacked onto the pile (eat better, consistently, to assist with weight loss)

So there you have it, I worked out 7 days a week for 200+ days and I couldn’t be more proud of that. I definitely have seen changes and feel better. I’m worried that the lack of consistency in this new approach will make following through difficult but my paid training sessions help keep me on track.

I like the accountability and updating online, it gives me encouragement and helps me to share. It’s not as easy without a fixed ‘number’ but I’m going to try to pick back up on updates regarding fitness.

For anyone that reads these and follows my progress and gives encouragement. I can’t thank you enough it means the world to me and I’m going to keep getting better. The addition of weight training is a bit intimidating but I really do enjoy it and like ‘pushing’ myself to new limits. I adore my trainers and I’m so lucky to have 2 awesome and talented people giving me direction, encouragement and training.

<3 Thanks and Stay Tuned

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