It's the start of week 2 of my hybrid and really being back in action with my workouts! Last week I really was testing the waters with my ability level. My abdominal muscles are so weak from the hernia repair surgery so I was afraid to push myself too hard. But I'm happy to say that I feel great and this week I'm ready to take it up a notch!!!
Last week my workouts looked like this.
Monday: Build Chest/tris
Tuesday: Build Legs
Wed: Build Back/Bis
Thursday: T25 Cardio
Friday: Build Shoulders
Sunday: Build Chest/tris/T25
I have to say that I am in love with T25. It's Beachbody's newest home fitness program and it's 25 minutes a day 5 days a week. The whole philosophy is that you go as hard as you can for 25 minutes and you literally just focus on giving it your all! It is a great calorie burn and in my opinion when I look at the TV and it says only 25 minutes I really feel like I can give it all I've got for that time frame! To me I think I actually get a better workout in 25 minutes vs a long 45 minute workout where I dog it in the beginning because I know I have a lot of time left.
I did both the cardio and the speed 1.0 workout this past week. I have to say that they were both awesome. My husband is doing T25 straight through. So he isn't doing a hybrid like me. We took his before pictures and measurements last week. So you can follow his progress here as well!!!
We also had something new arrive at our house last week!! Vanilla Shakeology!!! Seriously this is one right up there with Chocolate Shakeology. It is absolutely dreamy and my husband is addicted to it! He is totally a mix it with water, almond milk, 1 scoop of vanilla and shake it up type of person. Me on the other hand, I like to add more to it! I used 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp all natural peanut butter, 1/2 cup almond milk, 3/4 cup water and a few pieces of ice and blended it in my trusty hamilton beach mini blender! It is dreamy! I found myself drinking two shakes a day last week because it was so good!
So now to week 2!! This week starts my second week of the Body Beast/T25 hybrid. This morning I actually woke up late (I turned my alarm off somehow) so I switched my week around. I did T25 this am at 5:45 am and was still ready to go by 6:45 this morning! Now that is my kind of workout!
|T 25 Cardio Workout|
So the plan for this week goes as follows Week 2 Hybrid Schedule:
Monday: T25 Speed 1.0
Tuesday: Build legs
Wednesday: Build Back/Bis
Thursday: T25 Total body circuit
Friday: Build Shoulders
Saturday: Build Chest/Tris
Sunday: Build Legs
No rest day for me this week! T25 is only 25 minutes and honestly I really like working out every day. It keeps me in my routine and I honestly don't feel burnt out. I don't do it every week but for the most part it keeps me on track!!!
I also created my meal plan for the week and I'm ready to keep my calorie intake up.
One of the things that people don't realize with a workout program is that nutrition is 80% of your results. If you are not fueling your body 5-6 times a day with the correct foods and portion sizes you are NEVER going to get the results that you want! I am serious when I say this. I did 30 days of Insanity and lost 2 lbs!! Talk about devastated. If it wasn't for my challenge group and coach of course I would of quit.
|Clean eating serving sizes guide|
So here is my plan for the week!
|Clean Eating Meal Plan T25 and Body Beast|
The one thing you should note is that I don't count calories. In the Eat Clean Book Tosca Reno teaches you to look at the quality of your food and then follow the guide that I gave you above with the serving sizes. This is how I operate and it has not steered me wrong yet! I have been able to lose over 30 lbs, build muscle and feel energetic and strong!!! For me, I am not a numbers person so this makes complete sense to me. You can use this meal plan and tailor it to meet your needs.
The important things are to remember:
- A serving of lean protein and complex carb at each meal.
- Stick to all water and very little coffee or tea.
- Stay away from anything that is processed or pre packaged.
- Limit your servings of dairy and good fats.
- Aim to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces each and every day for proper hydration and weight loss.
If you need help with your meal planning or staying accountable then I encourage you to join my Clean Eating and Shakeology Group that will start on the 15th of July. I have been eating clean for over 2 years and I am a wealth of knowledge and information regarding planning meals, making good choices, dealing with temptations, traveling, and feeding a family of 4 and not having to cook separate meals. So take advantage of this group and inquire about the requirements before the spots have been taken!
|Clean Eating Support Group|
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