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!