I’m about to confess something I’m sure you guys have been able to tell from my post-surgery updates, vacation notes, and photos like these captured by Ashley.
[Her photography portfolio is to die for.. of course she would capture that business.]
My fitness and nutrition have kinda taken a backseat to life for the past few months.
Yes, I have been making healthy decisions.
Take note that I say I don’t regret it. I know my mind and body needed the comfort food after surgery, and I know it was worth it to get those spiked shakes and sweet potato fries at 25 Degrees while we were in L.A. I wouldn’t change any of it.
What I do want to change now, however, is the fact that I’ve lost a ton of muscle tone, I’ve gained a few extra pounds, and I’m running much slower than I used to. Yes, the slower running is in my newest running plan, but I’d prefer to be back in shape and training with speedwork days, too.
You may remember Jim’s plan, and no, I haven’t abandoned this. I have adapted my regular eating habits to reflect Jim’s plan for the most part just as I intended. I eat small meals every three hours, I buy the different products he recommended for me, and I’ve just been… well, adding to that lately.
Now, I’m starting something completely new. After meeting the wonderful people of Fitmixer at the Blend Retreat in Colorado, I was more than happy to try their program. Enter: Fitmixer Boot Camp. Fitmixer provides me with a meal plan tailored to my goals and activity level, Fitmixer aminos and protein powder (both are delicious.. I actually crave the amino drinks!), and daily workout routines.
Since I was in California when the program officially began last Monday, I started a little late. My before photos were taken, my starting weight was recorded, and I joined in with Friday’s workout this weekend. Holy moly, am I ready to see some results after those challenging moves. One workout in, I’m already sold. I love being challenged with moves I have never tried before.
So, I’ll keep you guys updated with my progress with Fitmixer’s Boot Camp. The meal plan is a little different than Jim’s is, and it appears as though I’ll be doing more weight-bearing exercises and less cardio than I’m used to. I’m ready to see what my body does with this new change-up.
And while we’re on the subject of new endeavors, guess what else I’m diving back into?
Tomorrow’s a big day…