I’m back! Hopefully for good. I am currently working on some projects and trying to get some direction in my life. While I was focusing on that, my eating and exercise habits fell off. I stopped doing Crossfit because my body could no longer handle the intense exercise. Not to completely blame Crossfit because I was also eating poorly with tons of inflammatory foods and alcohol, so who knows if I will return to it in the future. I’ve made lifelong friends at that gym so there is something to be said about the sense of community that it fosters. Like I just mentioned, I was eating poorly while doing Crossfit, so once I stopped lifting so heavy and working out as often, the scale went up, like all the way up. I’m up about 6-8 lbs… My fitness class also went on hiatus in August so that didn’t help either. Now that it’s back, I can see the weight gain and I don’t like it. Plus how can I be an inspiration to others in regards to living healthfully, if I can’t monitor myself? So here I am, slowly get back on the health train, for good this time. (Suddenly got this weird urge to watch Mission Impossible 1…probably because of the train scene. Yes, I am that simple)
Food– I am an all or nothing type of girl. I can’t say that this is the only plan I am doing, but this is the one that I’m starting with! I’m currently reading the “Change One” book which I found on my bookcase. It’s not even a diet, it just teaches you how to implement one change at a time.
Week 1 is all about breakfast. My plan is to have my protein smoothie as late as possible in order to take advantage of the health effects of intermittent fasting.
- almond milk and almond creamer
- Protein smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 1 cup fruit
- 2 cup veggies
- 1 tbsp chia seed
Exercise– I need to start exercising as intensely as when I was doing the Crossfit. And it’s not just cardio that I need to add, but the strength. I had a gym buddy when I was doing CF, so that’s gone. But I have you guys and will stay cognizant of the changes I want to make. I want to be an inspiration to my family and my class participants. This week’s plan:
- AM- Strength class, followed by elliptical machine
- AM- Dance class prep, upper body strength
- PM- Dance performance squad. (There is so much stopping, that not much cardio happens, but I am doing more than I would if I was at home, so I’m counting it!)
- AM- Dance class Prep
- PM- Barre class with my sister
- AM- Dance Class Prep
- PM- Masala Bhangra Class
- AM Dance Class Prep, lower body home strength
- PM- Dance freestyle class (have no idea what that is)
- AM and PM- Dance Class Prep, upper body home strength
- Teach my class! Tons of calories burned
That is the plan. I will post during the week to keep you updated. Have a great day!!