New Plan

by Emmy on April 16, 2013

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So I have been doing a lot of thinking, a lot of reading, and a whole lot of getting confused and have come up with a new plan. First of all, I have to like what I’m doing or it isn’t going to get done. Opinions are all over the place about what should be done to lose weight. I have to pick something to try so I’m going to pick what I like.

So the new plan is to stick with Insanity because (shh don’t tell) I’m starting to like it. After that I have Turbo Fire waiting for me. Honestly, I like the structure of the Beachbody workouts. I know I have to get up and do it. I know what I’m doing. It’s hard and I like the challenge. I will not be doing a lot of the ab work in them however. I’m going to be trying some different workouts to see if perhaps I really do have diastasis recti like the self test indicates. Can’t hurt because it is still abdominal work.

I also plan to get back to lifting. I LOVE lifting and I like how I look when I do it. I got out of it and I miss it. I also hate how much I’ve lost after stopping for a while. So Beachbody workouts in the morning and lifting on the evenings I don’t have the boys. I always feel guilty in the evenings and make myself do more cardio, but for right now I’m just going to lift while I’m there.

I’m also going to keep doing 5K’s here and there as I can afford them (registration fees get high when you’re signing up three people). I will focus on the fun ones like the color run I’m doing this Sunday and those that my gym buddies are going to. It’s just fun, but I’m not going for any PR’s.

There are other types of workouts I’m curious about too. We just got a new hot yoga studio here called Bikram Yoga and I’m curious to try it out. I love yoga and miss doing regular practice. I just can’t seem to fit it in though. I also want to try Crossfit at some point and we have two places here where I could try that. There’s also a local woman who is going to be teaching a HIIT class nearby two days a week and I want to see what that’s about. So, I may just try some things out for fun.

As for the eating. There’s no question I have to get serious there. I’ve posted before about my love for Dr. Joel Fuhrman and his book Eat to Live, but now I’m ready Eat for Health and it breaks it down so much better. I was having trouble understanding some of what he wants but this book is clarifying it. It’s also making me realize I’m going to have to eat a lot more food. I’m not finished with the book, so that will be coming into play as I work through it. I very firmly believe that this is the way to eat for optimum health and a disease free life (at least for me).

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So for now that is the plan. We shall see where it takes me!

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Samantha Angela April 17, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Yes! Lifting is where it’s at. I always get excited when I see women adding more lifting to their programmes :D

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Emmy April 17, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Thank! I’m excited and I think I will see positive changes!

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Jennifer April 18, 2013 at 11:06 am

Have I shared my blog buddy, Christen’s blog – cjackplay.wordpress.com with you? She does all of those Beachbody programs and has lot a good amount of weight, and looks smoking for her age! lol.. She started incorporating more heavy lifting in her program and has seem some good results, so may be something to check out.

I cannot WAIT to hear about Crossfit if you try it out. Cause clearly, that’s all I talk about.. and love the impact it’s had on my life!

I absolutely agree on the amount of confusing and conflicting information out there on everything diet and exercise related, but you do need to find what works for you. I personally don’t agree with eliminating meat from your diet (another awesome read is, “It Starts With Food..”) but if you feel best, then that’s what you have to do. Just be sure that are you are getting all the essential nutrients that you may be lacking in a meatless diet. And if it doesn’t work, then try something new.
You got time, girl.. you’ll find what works best!

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Emmy April 18, 2013 at 11:28 am

I’ve actually been a vegetarian for a while now. Prior to that I was always anemic and my thyroid levels jumped all over the place. After eliminating meat I’m no longer anemic and my levels have stayed put for a long time now. I’m VERY passionate about a meat free diet and am working to eliminate dairy as well. As with all diets, you can eat the good stuff or crap. I’m very confident that I can get everything I need from a vegan diet as evidenced by all the amazing vegans in the world. Brendan Brazier and The Vegan Dread (https://www.facebook.com/ThaVeganDread) are my new current obsessions. I know I’m not going back to meat, so I just have to focus more on the good stuff and less on the crap. I think that’s why my thyroid symptoms have been popping up lately. My body is mad I’m not eating my plants!

I am on the fence about Crossfit. I feel I need to build up to it so to speak. I’ve lost a lot of lifting ability since I’ve backed off of it, so I feel I need to get a little further before trying it. We’ll see though.

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