Alright guys, it’s time. It’s time for me to focus and get down to business. It’s time for me to start getting back into shape. My husband and I have made a pact to try to cook at home every night. We’re using this cookbook, among others, to get motivation for some healthy, delicious recipes to help us spend time cooking in the kitchen and eating around the dining table as a family.
Besides eating healthier, I have made a plan to get in shape. Since having Lincoln, I have been having issues with body image and getting my “pre-baby body” back. I’ve been scared to get back into the gym and have been trying to fit it into my busy schedule. It’s been really hard. Up to now, I’ve just been winging it. But now I’ve decided it’s time for a plan.
I’m the kind of person who needs order and structure. I need someone telling me what workouts to do every day or I just wonder around the gym aimlessly. I’ve tried looking up weight-lifting programs but I never know how to use the machines and I am not confident enough in myself to ask for help yet. I also looked into getting a personal trainer to keep me accountable, but I simply can’t afford it. So, that’s what led me to here.
I have decided to combine two different workout programs to best suit my needs. I want to get my body in shape and looking good for summer so I’ve purchased Kayla Itsines’ BBG program. This program combines high-intensity training with low-intensity steady state cardio to get your body ‘toned’ and in shape. I chose this program because the workouts mainly consist of body weight exercises or minimal equipment. This will give me the freedom to do these workouts at home if I don’t have time to make it to the gym. This program is twelve weeks long, but she also included four weeks of pre-training for postpartum mommas or people who are not in the best shape to start out with. So, I will be doing those extra four weeks as well because boy, do I need it!
I’ve also decided to combine this program with another one to achieve my best results. Not only am I trying to get my body toned, I am also trying to increase my stamina and improve my running abilities. So, on the days of the BBG program where I am required to do low-intensity steady state cardio, I will be implementing the Couch to 5k program. I am actually doing their Couch to Half-Marathon plan because I really want to be able to run much longer distances than I used to. This program is 20 weeks long, so I will continue this one a month longer than the BBG plan.
My ultimate goal is to hopefully participate in the Air Force Half-Marathon in September. And I want to do well on my physical fitness test come October of course. So, we’ll see how this goes!
I’m putting this out there for the world to see because I’m counting on all of you to help keep me accountable! I plan on doing periodic updates on here so if you don’t hear from me, I’ve given up. And that is not okay!
Let me know down below some of your favorite work out plans! Or feel free to follow along on these plans with me! It’s sure to be an adventure!