Monday, January 27, 2014

My 2014 health & fitness journey

Well here we almost at the end of January 2014.  Has everyone kept up with their New Years Resolutions?  I am proud to say that I have!!! I have been eating right, drinking right and working out.  This is my year!!  

Today will be day 21 of my Slim in 6, Beachbody workout.  With my consistency and accountability I have lost 5 lbs. and a total of 4 inches since the first of the year.  Also, my legs and arms are getting toner.  I am so proud of myself!!

I have been a part of an online accountability group where we check in daily on how we did with our diet and exercise.  I can't emphasize how much being a part of a accountability group helps.  It's is fun being with others who have the same commitment and goals not to mention meeting new friends.

February 1st, I will be starting my own accountability group,  This is an online group where people wanting to achieve their health and fitness goals get together and share.  It is a private group.  There will be simple tasks given daily and you will check in with your workouts, water intake, and diet for the day.  There is also a prize given at the end of each month.

If you're interested in joining my group let me know I would love to have you!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Slim In 6 Day 15

My Journey for this year has continued in a good way!! I have been consistent with my Slim in 6 workouts and it has gotten easier.

This program consists of three DVDs.  The first dvd is "Start It Up" a 30 minute moderate intense workout.  For this first week Debbie Siebers introduces the strength and cardio moves.  You continue to "Ramp It Up" a 45 minute workout for the second and third weeks, and then "Burn It Up" a 60 minute workout for the last three weeks.   This program uses resistant bands and dumbbells for the strength training and targets your arms, hips, thighs, and abs.

I am currently in the second phase the "Ramp It Up" dvd and in only fifteen days I have lost three pounds and a total of three inches.  My main reason for this workout is to tone and I am already noticing some toning and difference in the way my clothes are fitting.

Tonight I start the last phase which is "Burn It Up".  I know this is going to be harder, but I am looking forward to the Challenge.

My goal is to finish this program then move on to P90X, continue to drink 60/70 oz of water daily and eat clean.

This is a lifestyle change for me!
If you'd like to join me with my workout I would be glad to have you!!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

2014 New Beginnings

This is the year!!! 
If you have read my blog I am a 57 year old mother of four boys and a ten year old grandson. I have been married for 33 years and love my husband dearly.  I have been fairly healthy most my life but since I retired a year ago my weight has exceeded my desires.  Being 20lbs over the average weight for my height has made me feel lazy, tired, fat, undesireable, embarrassed, and totally blah!!! I basically go day to day and don't have the desire or energy to do anything. 
I have continued to do Slim in 6 but with the holidays the last few months I have slacked.  Starting January 1st I began my new journey.  Thanks to my coach Casey Beard and our group I have been checking in daily with my challenge group, eating clean, drinking my shakeology, working out with Slim in 6, and drinking 1/2 my body weight in oz of water daily.
My goal is to be down at least 10lbs by July and hopefully be toned enough to get into a swimsuit without being embarrassed!!
It starts today!!!
If anyone cares to join me or our group let me know. There are no fees and no pressure!!