How was your Thanksgiving? Did you enjoy yourself fully with friends and family and all that yummy food? I sure hope so, and I am hoping you are here to link up and tell us how you are getting back to business!
I am so excited to be teaming up with my friend, Katie, from The Casual Craftlete to bring you a safe, fun place to come link up your goals and find some new accountability buddies.
How the challenge works is simple. You commit to workout 3-4 times a week during the months of
October, November and December, and challenge yourself with new goals so that you can stay away from those extra holiday pounds. With extra Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas celebration, it is our hope that we can help you to avoid the bulge and keep the number down on the scale.
So every Wednesday at 8pm CST, the link will go live and will stay open until the next Tuesday morning. That way you can feel safe to add your posts, comments, etc. whenever you have time. Share your progress photos on Instagram using the hashtag #workoutthisfall where you will find us sharing our watch pictures, squat poses and various other exercise ventures. You can also follow us for encouragement as well at mommyhead7 and thecasualcraftlete.
Here is how my week turned out:
I overdid it just a little bit at Thanksgiving and the days after. It wasn’t too terrible, but I knew that I was going to have to reign myself in. So I took the last few days and did a little bit of a cleanse. I totally recommend that if you are struggling getting back into control.
I basically cut back on snacking, avoided almost all sweets and drank my Berry Banana Weight Loss Shake for breakfast and lunch. Dinners were regular. It totally helped get me back into balance.
Now is when I tell you about my new workout program!
I knew after I finished my two half marathons that I wanted to start weight lifting, but getting the gym was way to hard with Daddy Head still struggling with his health. I did all kinds of research and finally decided that it was time to let the gym membership go and use that money toward buying a program for home use.
I settled on ChaLEAN Extreme and I love it. It’s a 5 day a week program with three circuit days and two interval days. I tried it one day with just the included resistance bands, and decided quickly to invest in some free weights.
I love the set up and am I looking forward to a leaner body. I am struggling with figuring out how to get my runs in though. I am not training for anything, but after running for over a year, I don’t want to stop now. So my goal is to try to get a good schedule going where I can have a day off and still get all of my runs and workouts in.
My basic plan is this:
- Thursday: Burn Circuit 3 and run, if weather permits
- Friday: Burn Intervals
- Saturday: Rest or do the other alternate burn dvd
- Sunday: Burn Circuit 1
- Monday: Run
- Tuesday: Burn Circuit 2 and hopefully run
- Wednesday: Rest or do Burn Intervals
I really hope that if you are looking for something a little extra, you will join in with Katie’s challenge for December: #25ChristmasCrunches
Not much change here. Thank you cleanse!
And now it is your turn. Link up your posts below!