It's only been in the past 3 years that fitness has played such a major role in my life. The most I ever did prior to this was when I did volleyball and basketball in 8th grade. It's a little embarrassing, but I've always been a late bloomer. The main thing is I finally took action. Better late than never, right?
I first entered the Turbulence Training Contest almost exactly a year ago with the intention of doing the full 90 days. I started out strong, hitting the workouts 2-3 times a week. I even did a few sprint intervals. One month later, the workouts tapered off. Add in moving to a new house, and the workouts stopped completely. I’ve learned how easy it is to let an excuse (or two...or three...) stop you from working out. After failing once, I was determined to put away the excuses and go all the way this time.
I really focused on eating clean (akin to ‘Primal’ lifestyle at Mark’s Daily Apple). My fiancé Brian was very supportive and a great example for me to follow. My dinner plate started looking like a smaller version of his. :) We eat out less and cook at home more. I stay away from the processed foods when I go shopping at the grocery store. I've been trying new foods to expand my selection of healthy options. I also acknowledge that I make conscious choices to eat certain foods and avoid others; I'm always in control of what I put into my body.
I use an exercise log to plan my TT workouts for the coming week. On the days when motivation could not be found, I told myself two things. #1"Just do the warm-up. That's all you have to do." Once I inevitably got past the warm-up and into the body of the workout, I told myself: #2"You have permission to do the crappiest workout ever. Even if you only do one rep of an exercise. Or stop 1 superset short. Just do it." These two statements have helped me more than I can say.
I got super ambitious this go-round and aimed to complete not one but TWO contests: the Turbulence Training Contest and the Early to Rise 90-Day Transformation Contest. I'm happy to say I've finished both and can't wait to tackle the other fitness goals I have for 2013!
I did the following TT workouts:
• TT Bodyweight Cardio 400 - 6 weeks
• TT Bodyweight 2008 - 4 weeks
• TT Buff Dudes Hot Chicks - 2 weeks
Arm x 2 12.375" x 2
Thigh x 2 22" x 2
Arm x 2 12" x 2
Thigh x 2 22.31" x 2
Weight 10.8 lbs
Arm x 2 -0.375" x 2
Thigh x 2 +0.31" x 2