Happy Monday Fitness Friends! I hope that you are having a great day so far. The other day I was talking with one of my Sweat Pink Sisters after she posted a question in our Facebook Group that sounded like what I am going through. I just turned 33 and I feel like my metabolism is slowing down. Now, I wasn't as strict with my nutrition around the holidays and I put on a few pounds that won't go away, and I have some belly fat that I didn't have before. Usually, I am able to workout and clean up my nutrition and the pounds would melt back off...so not the case lately. So after she posted the question in the group it got me thinking about what I can do to get my metabolism revved back up.
|Or Love to Hate is more like it!|
Here is my plan:
1) I found some tabata workouts that I am add into my weight training. Tabata takes high intensity moves (think burpees, mountain climbers, etc) and you do 8-10 rounds for 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest and a minute or two between each round. I did this type of workout today, and I think I almost died a few times (not really), but it was so challenging and it is a change for my body. I have a workout shirt that says "Train Insane or Remain the Same" and today I feel like my shirt was made for that workout! I plan on doing tabata 4 times a week to challenge my body.
2) I am starting P90X3 when we get back from our vacay. I just became a Beachbody coach (more to come on that later). I know this will kick up my workouts another notch! You all know I love my Jillian Michaels, but I think I have just gotten used to some of the workouts and need to add something new.
3) Clean up my eating a little more. I have actually been very good with my nutrition and I hardly eat any sweets anymore, my treat has become a tablespoon of Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut butter blend, if you haven't tried it...you must! It is so good and curbs my chocolate cravings! I just need to add in more protein and veggies!
I think what is happening is that I think I am working out harder than I really am and need to kick things up a notch, and also I think that my body is used to my normal routine, I always do chest and arms on Monday...so today when I did tabata I think my body was like WHAT?!? So if you feel like you are not seeing the results you want it may be time to change things up.
I even wrote an article for Health Your Way Online Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism, check it out and see what you can add to get yours back on track.
So after my killer workout I needed a recovery shake and made this yummy concoction:
Post Workout Recovery Shake
2 scoops Sunwarrior Vegan Blend Raw Protein
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1 tbsp. Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Blend
dash of cinnamon
BCAA's and glutamine for recovery
Blend well with ice and water, enjoy!
What are you doing to challenge yourself in your workouts?
Are you finding it easy to eat cleaner when you are working out regularly?
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Have a healthy and fit day!
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