I’ve been posting my meal and exercise plan but haven’t really explained what I’m doing. To be honest, I’ve been using the blog as a space to plan my week. Even though there is a bunch of repetition, I find that when I do plan it my week goes SO much better.
I had a Groupon for a bootcamp and nutrition consultation with Fitness Revolution. I’ve had a hard time doing anything regularly where exercise and nutrition comes in. Because my new job is so much more active I have gone down 1 or 2 clothing sizes but I still didn’t feel great about the choices I was making. I was craving a training plan like I had in my Ironman days but I don’t have time to train for anything like that. I decided it was time to buckle down. I met with Brett over at Fitness Revolution and got started on a program.
So what’s my plan? I do a super intense bootcamp on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. I leave the house at 5:50 am, stretch/foam roll at 6, bootcamp officially starts at 6:15 and is done by 6:45. I get home by 6:55 and hop in the shower. On Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday I do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)-which takes 30 minutes. During the week, I use the bike trainer that Shaun found for me on Craigslist for $20. Saturday, I run. Sunday is a day off. I LOVE the fact that I only workout 45 minutes max a day. It’s super high intensity but it literally only takes 45 minutes or less. It’s AWESOME.
As for eating, I aim to eat 5 times a day. Each time I eat, I try to eat 20-30 grams of protein and 1.5-2 cups (or more) of veggies. I don’t eat carbs except for the hour following my bootcamp. I can have up to 4 “free” meals a week where I eat whatever I’d like. The fewer “free” meals I have, the faster my results will be. It’s very 4 Hour Body but not as weird. I’ve found it really easy to follow so far, I hope it continues to be this easy.
What sort of results have I seen? I’ve lost 3.5 inches on my waist and 3 inches on my hips-CRAZY! This is the first time since getting pregnant that I’ve felt this good and have had results like this. Needless to say, I’m very excited!