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