Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Year :-)

Heeeeyyyyyyy there!!! Happy new year! 
My friend Kendra text me the other day and told me I should sign up for a 12 week IIFYM challenge she's doing with a lifting/iifym coach (Tori). She had a special going on for $40 to get personalized macros, personalized lifting routine, unlimited email and text support ect. I've never been interested in a coach before, or a personal trainer but I thought why not I'll give it a try. I was doing well on low carb and losing the few pounds I gained over the holidays, and I was feeling good. But sometimes I get so confused with alllll the conflicting info out there I thought it would be nice to just do something that someone that really knows what they're doing says to do! I don't have to make up my own lifting plan (I was seriously clueless), how many carbs to eat esp while half marathon training (which I also started yesterday!) and so on. I heard that doing low carb while training for long distance running can wreck havoc On your hormones and body so I definitely don't want to do that. 
This challenge was cheaper than signing up for weight watchers or a personal trainer so I thought it was well worth it to get me lifting in the right direction (haha).
Since she is a coach and charges for lifting plans I can't disclose all the exercises but I'll tell you the schedule. Which is pretty exciting and not as bad as I thought :) 
Monday: Back and Biceps/30 mins cardio
Tuesday: Shoulders and Abs/30 mins cardio 
Wednesday: Legs and Calves/30 mins HIIT (I'm gonna use this for a run day) 
Thursday: Chest and Triceps
Friday: Shoulders and Glutes  
Saturday: Cardio and Abs
The cardio can be any day but these are the days I decided to do them. 
Yesterday I had all my exercises planned out and entered into Fitness Buddy App on my phone (love this app!). I went at noon thinking there wouldn't be many guys in the weight room. WRONG! Ugh. So I chickened out and decided to do the "At home" option in the main exercise room with Dumbbells and a band. I'm such a scardy cat! I NEED to just get over it. After weights yesterday I did 1 mile on the treadmill and then got called to pick up my stinky baby.
So today I went at 5:30 am hoping it would be empty and again it wasn't. Man these guys are dedicated! So I chickened out again and did the at home work out in the main room with Dumbbells except there's a cable machine in there and I did do those two exercises. I did abs on the ball and planks. I look so happy right?! It was early lol. After weights today I did step for 25 mins.
Here's some pics of our Christmas & New Years :) all photos by me :) I had so much fun shooting some Christmas pics of my boys. We had a little visitor on Christmas eve and he even brought snow! ;-) the first pj shot is how 542 out of 543 turned out... 
Here's some of us New Year's Day :) we did some weights then went on a 3 mile hike in Montano De Oro. It was gorgeous! 
One of my goals this year is to blog a lot more. So please stick around! :-) xoxo I'll be weighing in saturday but more than that measuring myself regularly and taking and posting weekly photos! Here  is my "week one" photos.


Tori Leslie said...

Great photos! You have a great eye! Happy 2015!

The Skinny on Staci said...

Those guys aren't dedicated. It's just that it's the FIRST WEEK of the new year, yanno??? Lol My gym has been way more crowded, too. And like 5 people came in and signed up while I was there today. Most will be gone after Vday. haha I think the personal training thing would be GREAT, and I think that price is amazing. I especially love the reindeer pic and the book pic!

S said...

Staci. They're as dedicated as you. Reread your blog. You can't even stick to a simple school schedule or get up with your alarm. I worry about the example you are setting for your children.