How did we get to 2016 already? I spent the second half of 2015 immersed in a new adventure...a quest to become fitter and healthier, and it was life changing for me in a good way! It inspired and motivated me to aim high for this new year and take on new challenges. So, not only do I want to grow my Beachbody coaching business & inspire others to become happier & healthier, I have aimed high with my fitness goals. No resolutions allowed because they are too easy to break. It's goal setting, baby. I took up running because I had been neglecting my cardio (avoiding it would be more accurate) and surprised myself when I learned I actually like it! I have been using this really great app called Couch 2 5K (C25K) and am about halfway through it. My sister Sara is my running inspiration and I plan one day to do a race with her. My goal is not only a 5K but a 10K before the end of this year. Already signed up for a 5K in May!
The more immediate challenge that is more rigorous than running? I signed on to do Beachbody's newest workout, the Master's Hammer & Chisel. I love strength training and I knew this would challenge me more than anything else I've done so far. So with the new year is motivation and confidence. Bring it on, I said!
Well, yesterday was day 1 and Autumn's workout was weights and balance. Let me just say that the pistol squats were crazy. Deceptively crazy. Do a few and hmm, I can do these. Not so bad, right? Yeah, sure. By the 10th one on each side, my legs had crying hot flashes. Not quite like jelly when I went downstairs after my shower, but boy did I feel those for a while! But I was stoked and excited anyway.
Now let's talk about today, day 2. This time it's Sagi's turn. I had noticed on the workout calendar that there were actually 2 choices listed, one being if you are "short on time." So like a good Girl Scout, I decided last night to watch both of them to see what I'd be in for. I bet you're thinking, what a good idea! Being prepared is half the battle. Uh huh. What it really meant was I got to choose between whether Sagi tried to bury me in 25 minutes, or by enlisting Autumn's help, he could get the job done in only 18. Everyone knows that teamwork makes things happen faster, even workout manslaughter. And with Sagi's muscles, burying the bodies must be an efficient process. As you can see, I wanted to slap an Out of Order sign on my forehead when I finished. But no white flag, no surrender from me because the stubborn Italian girl in me will not allow it.
I am happy to say that I have been spot on with my nutrition since this 60 day challenge began yesterday. I can feel a difference already in just the 2 days, so I know at the end of these 60 days, I am going to be fierce and strong. Eating clean, healthy foods is the biggest piece of feeling & looking fabulous. God only gave me 1 body to live in while I'm here on the earth, so taking care of it is the best way to honor His gift to me. He's blessed me in more ways than I can count.
Tomorrow will bring Autumn and her Iso Strength Chisel workout. I am looking forward to whatever she has in store for me. Bring it, Autumn! I'm ready.