I hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving yesterday! Our family for the first time did not actually get together this year. But to make sure Thanksgiving food was not forgotten my amazing Aunts (Hey Sissy, Hey Tootie!!!) dropped some food off. So I am not in my usual food hangover today, but I think I will probably make up for it on Saturday ROLL TIDE!!! Now on to some fitness stuff.
If you follow me on IG, then you know I love a good gym selfie. Research has shown that the more obnoxious the after-workout picture, the more calories you burn after a workout.
Ok. That’s not actually true, but, really, I think a lot of times a picture will show progress when the scale does not. I was going to put some pictures on here but can not get them to upload sorry y’all.. Just hop over to IG there are a ton!
Anyway, after having the boys it was apparent I didn’t like giving up time with them but I also REALLY missed being in the gym and having time to myself. For awhile I worked out after they went to bed. This was hard because then I couldn’t go to sleep and my kids are early risers.
So, finally, I just took the plunge and joined the 5:00am club. I do sometimes take the boys with me to the gym now that they are a little older. (They no longer scream until I am called to retrieve them). But, I always feel rushed when they are with me, so I try to always go before they wake up. In a perfect week, my schedule is what I’ve listed below. At the moment I am liking lifting heavy and then doing cardio when I’m done. My focus changes with my goals. If I am training for a race (which I will be starting in two weeks) then running dictates my schedule. But right now this is what I’m doing:
Monday- Shoulders/Run @5:00am
Tuesday- Spin/Chest @5:30am
Wednesday- Off or Abs Circuit @ nap time
Thursday- Back/Stairmaster @ 5:00am
Friday- Arms and Abs/Run@ 5:00am
Saturday- Outside Run @nap time
Sunday-Legs/Light Cardio @ nap time
That is what I wish my week looked liked. In real life, what happens is: mostly HIIT workouts at nap and/or dragging the boys to the gym. But such is life as a momma whose husband travels for work. Trying to be the best me is what pushes me to the gym and pushes me to get up when everyone else is still sleeping. I am a work in progress but I am making progress! I share some workouts on my IG account fitnessfridays23. I am going to try to do better at posting them I promise. ALSO, I am in the process of editing some videos so watch for those. Next week I have show you how to turn cauliflower into some amazingness!
My disclaimer: I am not a professional/expert anything. These posts are just me sharing cool fitness stuff with you because I like fitness. Please consult a doctor or dietitian before starting anything.